Claire Goodey

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Outdoor, indoor and online therapy
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Sheffield S8 & S11
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I provide outdoor therapy year-round at Graves Park with occasional sessions online if I am away (and not on annual leave).

My modality is humanistic, I have a person-centred core, integrative philosophy and an autistic brain which essentially means I follow you and where you want to go only interjecting to facilitate exploration.  I also can work creatively with tools and materials to work through things with the use of metaphor, symbolism and play.

If you like the sound of the way I work but would prefer to work indoors, I rent a room close to Endcliffe Park.

For those that may be uneasy about meeting in person, or are too far away geographically, I also offer sessions by Zoom or telephone.

I am experienced with post-traumatic stress, gender transitions, sexuality/identity questions, anxiety, depression, sexual violence, domestic abuse, mother/daughter conflicts and relationship difficulties.

Kink-friendly and sex positive.  But actually, not just buzz words!

My neurodivergent process brings a direct, perhaps unusual way of enquiring about your experience. It also means I have a slower, deeper process that really allows me to connect to you, necessitating a smaller caseload which means I usually work only on a weekly basis.  

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, diversity, neuroscience and using creativity.

I have seven years' experience working with relational/attachment 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor therapy.  Walk and talk.  Zoom.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Longer sessions will be multiplied by the number of hours we work together e.g. two hours = £120

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My day usually starts at 9.30am with half an hour between appointments.  

I don't work evenings or weekends.

Further information

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Graves Park, Hemsworth Road, Sheffield, S8 8LL

13B Rustlings Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online and telephone sessions require only appropriate hardware and software. Graves Park can get muddy and bumpy but there are paths. There are benches dotted around also. The Peak District is varied.

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Claire Goodey
Claire Goodey