Claire Goodey - Walk and talk
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak I have adapted my practice. I have left my original blurb in place because it reflects my philosophy and the way of working I will return to when it is safe.
Until face to face work is safe I am offering online (via Zoom) and telephone sessions. For some people this may continue after lockdown ends, though it is my preference as a practitioner to be outside.
I offer a warm, friendly, humanistic relationship to my clients. We only understand who we are by relating to other people, so it is my commitment to be as open yet gentle with you as I can. I want to help you explore you and all the bits that make up you - some bits you know, some you might discover, some I might introduce to you. And while we explore I commit to keeping you safe and contained.
Talking therapy is a great medium for healing and discovery, but so is metaphor and creativity. If you feel just talking might not be all that you need, we can also use images, objects and anything else that connects with you - it's about making your therapy work for you.
My aim as a therapist is to help you find clarity, a way through, and to feel supported while you do this.
I provide outdoor therapy at Wollaton Park. Walk and talk therapy has become more widespread in recent years, and for good reason. The movement of the body can help to move energy/emotion, the regular motion can be soothing and the side-by-side position we have can take the pressure off face-on talking.
There is no obligation to walk however, finding a spot and sitting for the session is possible, as is a mixture of the two, and anything else you fancy. My modality is humanistic with a person-centred core and integrative philosophy which essentially means I follow you and where you want to go only interjecting to facilitate exploration.
Unless the weather is dangerous, any eventuality can be useful in the therapeutic process so I encourage appropriate clothing rather than postpone.
Experienced with post-traumatic stress, addiction, dissociation, anxiety, depression, sexual violence, domestic abuse and relationship difficulties, I can offer a space to explore the effect this has on your life.
I offer a free, no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation to allow you to get a sense of what you can expect from therapy with me and ask any questions you have. I welcome email correspondence also.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the BSc (Hons) in humanistic and integrative counselling and psychotherapy at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham.
Ongoing professional development around shame, trauma, outdoor therapy, dreamwork, sex, and diversity issues.
I have five years' experience working with trauma and post-traumatic stress which includes the adaptations created to deal with the trauma such as alcohol/substance problems, poor relationships, difficult relationship with food etc.
Currently working with a high percentage of men, I consider myself well-informed and capable of working with gender roles and contradictions.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Outdoor therapy. Walk and talk. Zoom.
£50 per session.
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