Claire Graves MBACP Psychotherapist for Adults, Couples & Parents

Claire Graves MBACP Psychotherapist for Adults, Couples & Parents


07974 966523

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07974 966523

About me

I am a trained and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and offer therapy services to adults, couples and groups. I have extensive experience of working with a variety of different methods and approaches, these include; Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Attachment. I believe it is important to work with you as an individual and will combine the approach to best serve you.

I have worked for the NHS, Manchester Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Centre as a Clinical Supervisor for CAMHS and as an Associate for a training company for businesses. I am currently working in the North West and Yorkshire areas as a Regional Therapeutic Manager with a Fostering Organisation, offering a therapeutic service, supervision and consultations for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Managers, as well as working in private practice in Foston, Derby.


I have particular experience of working with issues such as; relationships, parenting, trauma, depression, fostering, adoption, anxiety, anger management, sexual abuse, grief, bereavement and the Autistic Spectrum.

It is important for you to connect with your Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I will offer you a consultation for 30 to 40 to minutes initially at a cost of £30, to help you decide if I am the therapist for you. This will allow you to discuss your issue with me, understand how I work and for us both to decide if we would like to work together.

I work from an office in my home in Foston in Derbyshire, that offers you a comfortable, peaceful and secure environment. There is parking within my premises.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Clinical Psychotherapy & Counselling (currently)
  • Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA) (currently)
  • Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis)
  • Certificate Foundation TA
  • Certificate in working with Depression
  • Certificate in working with Children & Young People
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutics
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Certificate in Social Work
  • HND Psychology


  • Member BACP (MBACP)
  • UKCP
  • ITA
  • EATA
  • ITAA

I have an enhanced DBS check and am insured. I have regular supervision and I am continually updating my skills and knowledge for my practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with Parenting, in particular; behaviour, emotional and social difficulties, Autistic Spectrum, ADHD and Sensory Processing.


Counselling/Psychotherapy (60 minutes)

  • Individuals - £50
  • Couples - £60

Group Therapy (2.5 hours)

  • Individuals - £25

Further information

I am also available to offer workshops, training and coaching around attachment, self-development or parenting. Please contact me for more information.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE65

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


I am available for a small number of sessions in the daytime & evenings on; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme