Claire Fox BA Hons, MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Counsellor,EMDR Therapist & Supervisor
Counselling is a brave step to take, but one that I believe can be the most supportive and worth while decisions you will make.
I want to understand you and what brings you into Counselling. I aim to create a comfortable safe space for you to be yourself. We will work together to understand the situation you need support with and look at how this is impacting your life.
Life can be tough it's not perfect and sometimes it can throw up situations which can overwhelm and flood us leaving feelings of not being able cope. Sometimes we may feel that life has always felt difficult and there is huge sadness/anger within us.
How I work
I am trained as an 'Integrative Counsellor' & hold a qualification as a Supervisor my theoretical framework is an Integrative one that draws on areas such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt and Cognitive theories to inform my work. Therefore in practice I can work in a flexible way ensuring that our therapeutic relationship gives you the maximum support. I aim to create a warm confidential safe space for you to feel respected and heard.
I will work to help you understand how sometimes past events/problems can influence the current way we view ourselves/others. This may have led to destructive patterns of behaviour and thoughts. My belief is that Counselling can improve your self-awareness and in doing so this will help you to feel differently about yourself and life.
The people I work with often say they feel lighter and a sense of peace within themselves, as a result of the Counselling. In a world where stress can be linked to disease it is important that we help ourselves.
Please see my background/experience and the areas I work with in counselling below.
Main areas of interest
Anxiety and Depression - Trauma, Fears and Phobias
Self Harm & Suicidal thinking
Affairs & Betrayals
Anger; understanding your anger
Rape & Sexual Abuse
Sexuality and Gender issues including (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Trans-Gender and Gender-Transitioning)
Self worth/esteem issues
Have a read of my qualifications and experience and if you would like to contact me send me an email with your details and we can have an initial conversation over the phone. If you feel then you would like to make an appointment with me we can discuss that then and arrange this. I work both short term seeing people from 8-12 sessions or more open ended work which is discussed and agreed between us. Your counselling is tailored to help you work through the situation that brings you. I offer both daytime and evening sessions during the week.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons (1st Class) Integrative Relational Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
CSTD ( Centre for Supervision and Team Development) Supervision training (Core, Therapeutic, Group & Advanced)
EMDR Qualified Therapist (EMDR Academy accredited training Parts 1,2 & 3)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor with The BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) my training is accredited and I abide by their strict code of ethics. I am also a Qualified EMDR Therapist & Counselling Supervisor and work with both trainee Counsellors and qualified Counsellors. I am experienced and comfortable working with other theoretical orientations other than just Integrative. I have experience of running both one to one and group supervision.
I have full indemnity insurance to work privately and hold a current enhanced CRB check. I am qualified to work with people from 11 years of age plus. The majority of my work tends to be from 16 years upwards.
I have been counselling for 13 years, my working week is split into counselling within a London University with young adults, my job role is Senior Counsellor managing and delivering counselling. The rest of my week I run a small private practice. I have been an employed as a University Counsellor for the past 11 years therefore specializing in young adult mental health. I have worked in both educational settings and the NHS.
I also have much experience within the field of Rape and Sexual Abuse, I was the Training Manager at RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Center) spending many years both on the help-line and training staff (running weekend/evening training) in all issues connected to this area.
My background was until 2002 working within the field of Training and Development working as a Trainer for 13 years delivering courses around Conflict Management, Leadership, Self Esteem and Managing Change. I am an experienced group facilitator and am comfortable encouraging the best out of people. Past companies I worked with The Body Shop International, IPC Media, The Center for High Performance Development delivering for example to, Bayer Pharmaceuticals (UK, Asia and US), Credit Suisse first Boston (UK and Asia), Virgin (UK) & Nickelodeon TV.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Counselling & Supervision prices
50 minute session £65 -Individual Supervision £65