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Claire Goodey - Walk and talk

Nottingham NG5 & NG8
07517 848648 07517 848648

About me

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.

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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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor therapy.  Walk and talk.  Zoom.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

£50 per session.

Further information

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Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8

Alexandra Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Online and telephone sessions require only appropriate hardware and software. There are two steps up to the door where I do assessments. Wollaton Park has accessible paths. Assessments can be carried out in alternative premises if required.

Availability

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Claire Goodey - Walk and talk

Claire Goodey - Walk and talk