Claire Graves

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UKCP Psychotherapist for Adults, Groups, & Supervision
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Derby, Derbyshire, DE65
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and offer therapy services to; adults and groups, plus I am a also Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have extensive experience of working with a variety of different methods and approaches, these include; Transactional Analysis, Existentialism, Relational, Transpersonal and Energy Psychology.

I believe it is important to work with you as an individual and will combine the approach to best serve you. I offer work from a relational and human psycho-spiritual perspective, which involves the development of activating a self-healing function of consciousness and awareness. This in turn works towards a process of opening the way toward wholeness, autonomy and a feeling of fulfillment.

Clients that tend to come to see me come from the local and surrounding areas of Hilton, Etwall, Hatton, Tutbury, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Burton-on-Trent and Derby. 


If you are looking to become more aligned with your true self and ready to work at a deep transformational level, then a warm welcome to my profile. I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor (June 2024). 

For me, I believe that we all have the capacity to change, grow and transform our lives. The word "alchemy" represents to me the inner transformation that can take place through understanding the truths that we hold within. My belief is that we all hold the answers within us, and have a capacity to heal, but sometimes we need support to achieve this. 

I've always understood and been deeply drawn to the connection to both the science and arts, (or spirituality), and its been important to me to bring these into alignment both personally and within my practice. This offers a deeper understanding of ourselves, brings more awareness to how we operate within the world, and how we can live our lives more harmoniously. I strongly believe that if we can bring the  "whole" part of ourselves together, we create a deeper connection to ourselves and we can begin to experience harmony both internally and external to our lives. 

The work I offer is through Psychotherapy with a focus on the whole self, and may use Meditation, Mindfulness and Energy Psychology alongside this to enable healing, growth and transformation. I work with individuals that may wish to work with these aspects in mind, and are looking to understand more about themselves from this perspective.

It is important for you to feel a connection with your Psychotherapist and I will firstly offer you an initial consultation for up to 40 minutes, to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you, and for me to ensure I have the right skills to support 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 also offer Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, that may be looking to work from a relational, holistic and psycho-spiritual perspective within their practice. I will be fully qualified in June 2024, and currently have 1 space available at a reduced rate of £30. In June my fees for Supervision will increase to £45.

I also have a particular focus and experience of working with people that are on the Autism Spectrum, please feel free to contact me to discuss further if this may be helpful for you.

I work from an office in my home in Foston in Derbyshire, which has easy access from the A50, and offers you a comfortable, peaceful and secure environment. I also have use of the garden if you prefer to have your sessions outside in nature. There is parking at my premises and there is a bus route close by.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy UKCP (Transactional Analysis)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Foundation Transactional Analysis
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision (complete May 2024)
  • Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness 
  • 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
  • Innerdance Facilitator (& trainer in training Dec 2024)
  • Access Conscious Bars Facilitator 


  • Full Clinical Member UKCP

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum. 


£55.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


  • Individuals - Daytime and Afternoon £55/Evening £60 (60 minutes)


  • Currently £30 per hour - June 2024 £45 per hour

Group Therapy 

  • Individuals - £30 (2.5 hours)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am only available to offer sessions as shown.

Further information

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

Claire Graves is also registered with Therapy Directory.

Foston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am offering Supervision at a reduced rate of £30 currently, until June 2024 when I will be a fully qualified UKCP Supervisor.

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Claire Graves
Claire Graves