Claire Fryer MBACP

Claire Fryer MBACP

Forest Row
East Sussex

07855 509518

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About me

There are times in all our lives when we may feel the need for a safe space to talk about ourselves, our lives, or something that is distressing us.

At the heart of counselling is a relationship that focuses on you. It is about acceptance, trust and empathy, and offers you the space and time to explore whatever you most need to. Through this relationship new possibilities and perspectives can emerge as we work together to make the changes you choose. It is my intention to see and hear the uniqueness of you, built on a belief in your capacity for growth and wellbeing.

Talking about experiences and feelings is very important, and sometimes words alone can feel inadequate to express our deepest fears or most daring dreams. Using metaphors, colour, writing, or objects can help breath new life into stuckness or pain and engage us in new and creative ways of being. I draw on ideas from Person-centered counselling, Gestalt therapy, TA and mindfulness according to the individual needs of each client. For clients who have experienced trauma in their lives, I can integrate a brain-based therapy called Brainspotting. This offers a powerful yet gentle way of supporting the release of pain, trauma and emotions trapped in the body and deeper-brain.

Having faced my own struggles and painful experiences in life, the awareness I continue to develop through ongoing counselling, training and supervision gives me the space and clarity to be as present as possible with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications.

BA (hons) Psychology - University of Sheffield
Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Counselling - Cruse Bereavement Care
Foundation Certificate in Existential Counselling - Regents College
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - Brighton University
Brainspotting - with Mark Grixti and David Grand - London

I welcome and work with clients who have a wide variety of reasons for seeking counselling, such as trauma, addictions, loss, anxiety, or depression. I also work with people who feel stuck, trapped or lost, experience a lack of joy in their lives, or never feel good enough.

I also offer brainspotting to enhance creativity and performance for actors, writers, athletes and musicians.

I am insured and a registered member of BACP (the main regulatory body for counselling in the UK) and I am mindful of their ethical framework.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brainspotting is an innovative brain-body-based therapy that has developed out of EMDR. It works with the deep brain, emotions and experiences that can become stuck in our body, leave us in a constant state of fight or flight and prevent us from functioning in life as we want to. It is especially helpful for PTSD and releasing and processing trauma, whether complex developmental trauma occurring over time during childhood, or single-event trauma that has happened later in life. This happens within the safety of a trusting therapeutic relationship, based on empathy and attunement.


If you would like to get an idea about whether counselling with me is what you're looking for, please contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.

Rates thereafter, are £60 an hour, concessionary rates may be possible in special circumstances.

Appointments are available Monday to Thursday in Forest Row and on Fridays at Halos Clinic in Oxted.

Maps & Directions

Forest Row, RH18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available Monday to Thursday in Forest Row and Friday in Oxted.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults