Claire Grant

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Oakham, Rutland, LE15
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About me

Hello, welcome to my counselling profile. My name is Claire, I am a person-centred counsellor. I provide online and telephone counselling sessions where you will always be at the heart of the therapy.

What is Person-centred Therapy?

The person-centred approach is based on empathy and unconditional positive regard, which means I will listen with warmth and compassion and offer a non-judgmental space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and feelings. 

Negative thoughts and feelings can be energetically stored within the body, which can impact our mental health and well-being. I have always been fascinated by the connection between the mind, body, and spirit since discovering Reiki many years ago. Nurturing our energy and listening to the messages within our soul is essential to the healing process. My approach involves working closely with your energy and exploring the connection between emotions and your body's felt sense, which can provide you with more tools to understand and process feelings.

How Counselling can help you

It can be hard to openly share problems and feelings like grief or anxiety with family and friends. However, the therapeutic relationship can provide a safe place to explore emotions and thought patterns. I work intuitively, gently encouraging you to listen to your inner wisdom.

What I offer

I aim to create an online space where you feel seen and heard and can begin to find some clarity. Counselling is a collaborative process where we can work together to process your inner world, where you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions, and your intuition.

I specialise in working with adults, supporting you in addressing a range of issues such as grief, relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression.

I believe you are the expert on your own life and have the strength and resilience to overcome challenges, and I will walk alongside you, supporting you on that journey.

I understand that counselling can feel daunting but I am here to support you with the process by offering a free 20-minute telephone call. 

Please feel free to contact me to ask questions to help you determine if I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • ASCENTI Level 2 Foundation course in Awareness in Bereavement Care 
  • Level 3 Diploma Reflexologist/Aromatherapist
  • Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children (NHS) 
  • NHS Care Certificate  
  • Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
  • Safeguarding in Music Education - Child Protection Company/ NMPAT

CPD

  • Working with Complex Grief -Cruse
  • Supporting Bereaved children
  • Grief in Focus: Sibling loss 
  • Cruse Telephone and Helpline training
  • Safeguarding CYP & Prevent training

Other Qualifications

1996 PGCE Primary, specialising in Music at St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill

1992 BA Hons Music/Drama - 2.1 (Instrument – Voice Soprano)

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees for Online/ Telephone counselling sessions

Daytime appointments £45 up to 6 pm

Evening sessions after 6 pm £50 

  • I offer daytime and some evening appointments.  
  • I offer weekly and fortnightly sessions.
  • Each session will be 50 minutes 
  • I offer long and short-term and long-term counselling.
  • I offer concessions for Students and Trainee counsellors
  • Please contact me to check my current availability. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 Working hours :

Tuesday from 12 pm - 7 pm

Wednesday     12 pm - 8 pm

Friday               10 am  - 1 pm

Further information

My experience includes working at working for up to 2 years with a wide range of long-term clients face-to-face at Leicestershire Counselling Charity, Cruse Bereavement Care and Diane Stevens Counselling.

I trained and worked with Cruse as a Bereavement Volunteer for 5 years, supporting clients with complex grief and loss. I have explored and used the various models of grief when working with clients coping with different types of loss. I have experience working with many clients on long and short-term work supporting clients face to face, via Zoom and on the telephone. 

I have training in safeguarding adults and children and have experience working with suicide and trauma. Working closely with people struggling with grief, I feel a natural empathy and a strong desire to help clients navigate this difficult transition. 

I am also a Primary/ Music Teacher and many years of experience working with children aged 5-18.

I am a fully insured member of the BACP and am committed to continuing my studies to enhance my professional development.  I am currently working on short-term CPD: Online training with Caroline Springs- Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma. 

I am aware of data protection legislation and am independently registered with the ICO. I have indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.

I'm also a Reiki Practitioner, offering Reiki and Angel card readings online /by telephone. 

Oakham, Rutland, LE15

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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