Claire Entwistle MA, Dip Psychotherapy, CABP, UKCP Reg
6 Fernleigh Road
I am an experienced body psychotherapist, working with a mixture of talking therapy - sometimes this is exactly what is needed - and where appropriate, also with massage, breathing techniques, mindfulness, voice work and simple yoga positions.
Body Psychotherapy works on the premise that our emotional, physical and mental experiences are closely connected. Expressing our feelings in words is very important, and so is finding a sense of being at home in our bodies and an understanding our physical experience of being in the world. Illness and discomfort can arise from stress in the body which may be left over from very old situations. When it is time to let these go, a guided experience of stretching, relaxing, releasing muscles or perhaps making a sound can really help.
I have specialised in working with trauma and eating disorders as well as more general issues such as depression, chronic pain, unsatisfying relationships or a sense of emptiness or failure.
Weekly sessions are the norm, with a possibility of meeting more or less frequently if needed. In the first session we would talk about why you are seeking therapy, your hopes and fears about it, and what you would like to change in your life. If you are interested in hands-on work, we could do a little of that too, to get an idea of how I work.
A little about myself: I grew up in the South East but have always loved Cumbria and Lancashire, where I have family connections. I had a busy private practice in South London for 16 years before relocating to Grange-Over-Sands. As well as my psychotherapy work I enjoy writing, singing, yoga, mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, all of which find a place in my work.
You are welcome to phone me to discuss whether we might work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in West London, graduating in 1999.
I gained a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London in 2008.
I have completed further trainings, including working with Trauma and Eating Disorders, creative writing, focusing and mindfulness.
Since 1999 I have been working in private practice, mostly in South East London. I moved to Cumbria in 2016.
I am insured and a full member of UKCP, abiding by their ethical framework.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£45 per 50-minute session.
Some concessionary sessions are available - please ask.
I work from my home in Grange-Over-Sands. My room is on the ground floor but there are a few steps up to the front door, with level access at he back of the house. Please ask if you have any access or other requirements, and I will try to meet them.
I normally work face to face, but occasional or short-term work on Skype may be possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays from 8am and some evenings, currently Mondays and Wednesdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to individuals, face to face or on Skype/FaceTime. .