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About me

As an Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor I am interested in your feelings and where they come from. I come at counselling from an holistic point of view as I believe it is all connected. To me the importance of finding each person's uniqueness is paramount.

The type of counselling I offer takes you on a journey of self discovery. I have faced many difficulties and challenges in my life but believe this is how we grow as human beings, in fact I believe this makes me a better counsellor.

I use various creative 'tools' to find answers to the issues causing you concern. I will go at your pace as sometimes finding out about oneself or experiencing things from the past can be hard but believe me in the long term it is very rewarding and freeing as you will start to be in control of your behaviour and life choices.

I work with all ages and believe you are never too old to have this kind of therapy. It is soul searching. I offer counselling on several issues from: child abuse, infertility, addictions, anxiety, depression, self-harm, loss and bereavement, unemployment, anger, illness (particularly cancer) loneliness,  abusive relationships and low self-esteem.

I am particularly interested in helping people to re-connect with themselves which could have been lost or indeed never have  been found.

I want to help you let go of old emotions which are no longer working for you and help you find some kind of peace, which can be different for all of us.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills from Gloucestershire Counselling Services
  • Foundation Course Certificate in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
  • Therapeutic Art Life Coach with Udemy
  • CBT Practitioner with Kain Ramsey
  • Working with Trauma with Christine Sanderson
  • Safeguarding Training level 3 with Melanie PheIps
  • Moving Your Practice Online with Online Therapy Institute
  • IFA  trained Aromatherapist.

Previous work experience with children in various areas from teaching drama for Stagecoach to running mobile creches.

Performed in various Theatre productions as an actress.

I have worked with the general public in different settings  including nursing homes, residential settings  and hospitals.


Recently  I have counselled teenagers and older clients with issues relating to anxiety, depression, child abuse, bullying, anger, low self-esteem , suicide, family breakdown, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, bereavement and fertility issues.

Helped both male and female clients with relationship issues, domestic abuse, loss, facing illness and addictions. Making life changing decisions. Goal setting for a new direction of career.

Counselled couples experiencing difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Living with a physical illness or the after affects of treatment for ; specialising in Cancer.

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From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

                                        Consultations And Fees

            Free 20-30 min phone consultation  or  Free 20-30 min on Zoom

            I offer a  £10  30 min consultation PHYSICAL FACE TO FACE at my                            Therapy room at Quayside Wellbeing at Gloucester Docks.

Most of my clients have an hour session, but some like an hour and a half. Everyone's needs are different and so will benefit from a different amount of sessions. It maybe every week, or two weeks or once a month (I do recommend sessions closer together in the early days).


                £40  for an hour    Individual sessions by phone or zoom

                 £45  for an hour    Face to Face at clinic /couple sessions

Some funding is also possible for clients on low incomes if you meet the criteria of The Foundation For Emotional Therapeutic Counselling Therapy Fund.


                                          (or will be charged)

            To make real change you need to make a commitment      

                                      Thanks for reading       


Mainly work 10-4pm Thursday and  Friday face to face in Gloucester

 Zoom and Phone sessions 5pm -7.30pm as well as 10-4pm

Further information

Please look at my website:www.findingtherealyou.co.uk for more details about me and how I work. I also have a Facebook Page with tips/ feeds on relevant to mental health.

Also an  AROMATHERAPIST  (IFA  qualified and experienced).


Quayside Wellbeing Centre
Biddle And Shipton Warehouse
The Docks

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Ground floor with double doors.Central location in Gloucester. Located in an old warehouse at the docks.

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Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison