Claire Hull

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MBACP, Counsellor, Couples Therapist, Supervisor & Tutor.
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Kidderminster DY10 & Barnstaple EX31
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

In life it’s easy to find yourself at the bottom of the priority list. Talking to a professional provides you with a opportunity to attend to you and your needs. I can provide you with the time and space to do so safely, navigating through any worries or concerns you may wish to bring to therapy. 

Hi and welcome to my page, My names Claire. I first ​began my experience of face-to-face client work over 15 years ago, as a clinical psychologist. Since retraining as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have continued to develop my practise by becoming a counselling tutor, a qualified couples & relationship therapist, and a clinical supervisor.

I am a compassionate and down-to-earth person who has always been keen to connect with, understand and support individuals due to my passion in wanting to support the positive mental health and wellbeing of others.

In my previous role as a senior counsellor for a mental health organisation, I had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals and services, working within schools and adult services, in immigration centres, hospices as a bereavement grief and loss counsellor and supporting individuals with a wide range of complex trauma and mental health issues. Some of which include anxiety, stress and depression, low self-esteem, loss of identity, feeling worthlessness, loss of role or purpose, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, suicide ideation, and bereavement, including child loss.

Individual therapy 

I offer both short & long-term counselling and psychotherapy, which can provide support during a difficult time to help you focus on deeper understanding of what’s happening in your life. You may be seeking help because of a painful life experience such as a conflict, loss or relationship difficulty. You may be experiencing feelings that you don’t understand or that feel overwhelming. You may notice that your physical health is being affected, or that you feel lost or stuck and feel that you may wish to explore these to gain a greater self-understanding.

A common misconception of counselling is that you must be at your worst to go see a counsellor. Counselling can be beneficial for a multitude of reasons, as well as positive changes in life, such as getting married, changing jobs, moving house or in with a partner, retiring. Counselling can support you with any change, and can  be extremely empowering to  talk through these emotions with someone qualified and trained to listen emphatically, without judgement.

Our sessions are an opportunity to talk through your experiences, to give you space and time to explore your feelings at your own pace and to help you recognise and make sense of your emotional patterns. I will aim to help you be more attentive to what’s happening in the moment, to recognise your own patterns and develop more satisfying ways of responding to yourself.

Couples/ Relationship therapy

I work with couples seeking to improve their relationship with one another. Couples counselling isn't about discovering who is right and who is wrong, it's about finding solutions and learning new skills. Couples counselling is about accepting differences, exploring intimacy issues, improving communication to meet an exchange of emotions and behaviours. You may have hit a crisis and find you are questioning parts of your relationship. A particular event or life change may have brought challenge into your space that is impacting how you connect. Relationship therapy can support you to work on patterns that keep surfacing between you and may help improve communication and intimacy within your relationship.

As your therapist I do not take sides, I will be focusing on your dynamics as a couple. Sessions are a safe space to explore questions and conversations that may have become too difficult to raise together, an opportunity to learn to manage conflict and difference in more satisfying ways, to help you reconnect with one another. 

Contact and first session

Whether you are looking for individual or couples therapy, If you are interested in working together, feel free to contact me by email. Please give me a brief indication of what you are looking for from therapy and your availability. If you are not sure whether or not Counselling is for you, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss what has brought you here today. There will not be any obligation to continue if you decide it’s not the right time.

It is important to me that people who come for therapy find a ‘good match’. Having an opportunity to build a trusting relationship. I offer a free 15-minute telephone or online appointment at your convenience to enable us to get a sense of one another and to ensure that I am the right therapist for you. This call gives us the opportunity to find a mutually convenient appointment to begin counselling. 

I look forward to being of support to you.

Online Counselling

Having online counselling online gives you the freedom and flexibility to fit therapy into your day. In the safety and comfort of your own space. With no need to travel to appointments or wait in a waiting room, simply find a quiet spot for a video call. Online therapy is a popular choice and can enable you to prioritise your mental wellbeing, attend to your needs with ease.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am committed to continuing my professional development and I do so by attending regular supervision, as well as CPD, workshops, training days, and keeping myself up to date with relevant theory and research. 

  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Counselling Supervision, including telephone and online work (Counselling tutor- ongoing*) 
  • Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD. ADHD Foundation.
  • Couples and relationship therapy. (Juliet Grayson 2022) 
  • Child and Adult Safeguarding
  • Qualification in online and telephone therapies. (Counselling tutor 2021)
  • Child loss Training. With Child bereavement UK. 
  • Working with children & adolescents. CBT. Grey Rock.
  • Teaching qualification in education & training. Level 3. PTLLS (CTC)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Skills. PG(Dip) 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills. PG(Cert)
  • Degree in Clinical Psychology BA (Hons) 
  • Child and young person’s Counsellor across schools, academies and services within Wolverhampton and Cannock 
  • Bereavement, Loss and Grief Counsellor within Birmingham hospice's 
  • Clinical Lead and Senior Counsellor at the Kaleidoscope Plus Group 2016 to 2023 
  • Counselling tutor at Coleshill Counselling Services 2016 to Present 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples & Relationship therapy
  • Bereavement therapy
  • Clinical counselling supervision
  • People pleasing
  • Postnatal Depression and Postnatal Anxiety 
  • Confidence and Self worth

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Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information


Initial session (15 mins): FREE

£45 per session (50 minutes) 

Couples therapy

Initial session (15 minutes): FREE

£60 per session (one hour/ 60 minutes)


I do hold limited sessions aside for students offering reduced prices in some circumstances, please contact me to discuss this further.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Availability and Location

  • Face-to-face appointments
  • Online Teams appointments (also known as remote, or video sessions- sessions are available nationwide)
  • Telephone counselling (sessions are available nationwide)

Sessions are available throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. (Subject to availability)

I am fully insured to work online with Holistic Insurance.

I am also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their ethical framework of good practice. 

I am registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and follow GDPR regulations. 

Online counselling has the benefit of being accessible from any quiet, secure space where you have access to a stable Wi-Fi connection. This means you can access counselling from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The benefits of online therapy have allowed people to look further afield than their own locality for support. Studies have shown that online therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy and gives people a greater flexibility in their choice of therapy and therapist.

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10

Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person
Home visits

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