Serenity Counselling Service - Claire Huzzey BA (Hons) MBACP
Fairkytes Arts Centre
51 Billet Lane
32A Knights Way
Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile.
Every one of us at times face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused or emotionally charged. Whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help you.
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where you are able to explore any issues, emotions within a safe therapeutic relationship to discuss, whatever is important to you at this time.
I work within an integrative approach using the three main forces in psychology of Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics. I am able to adapt my counselling skills, combining the theories and techniques to suit your needs. I also am able to incorporate art therapy and mindfulness into the sessions if helpful at the time.
My experience so far has led me to work with clients who have had a wide range of issues to name a few depression, anxiety, stress, addictions including alcohol, drugs, gambling and shopping, relatives of addicts, abuse, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, long term debilitating illness, trauma etc.
I have over three years’ experience in counselling within a drug and alcohol agencies working with clients on a one to one basis and also through facilitating group open sessions that clients have addiction issues ranging from Alcohol, drugs and gambling. Each client has been at different stages of their personal recovery journey, which ranged from actively drinking, reducing drinking to assist with a safer detox, leading through to the different stages on their path to sobriety.
I have also worked with the relatives of people that suffer from addictions, regarding how this has impacted on their lives by living with an addict working through issues such as codependency also feelings of helplessness as they are not able to fix or help their relative.
I have experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma as well as how addiction has had an impact on the lives of both the client and their families.
Through working within a college environment as a student counsellor, with students ranging from 16 to 19 years’ old. I have experience of working with the challenges of growing up in the technological world and the issues that can be brought up though social media and any issues that can arise such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavements, learning difficulties issues and trauma.
Within my private practice I see clients with various different issues and I am flexible in the ways that I work. By offering a safe confidential space to work within for the 50 minute sessions each week we are able to explore any issue that may arise.
As well as my counselling private practice , I am also one of the Co-founders of Open To Change Essex. This is a addiction support group based in Brentwood. Helping the clients within the community offering a supportive network for individuals and their families with the aim for the clients to become clear from alcohol and all mood-altering substances. We provide support to people on their road to recovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor BA (hons) degree. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which also includes by participating and researching as a part of my continued professional development, I participate in regular supervision sessions in accordance with the BACP recommendations. I also hold an enhanced DBS I am registered with the DBS update service also I am fully insured to practice.
I have completed safeguarding courses and my certificates are up to date, and updated yearly. I attend regular CPD workshops and have attended the following so far.
- Art and Play Therapy
- CBT Working with Guilt and Shame
- Creative Therapeutic Journaling
- Concepts in bereavement work
- Creative Therapeutic Visualisations
- Existential Philosophy
- Sexual Abuse : The Unspoken Trauma
- The neuroscience of addiction? Addictive drugs and reward mechanisms
Trauma, Dissociation & recovery
I hold the following professional qualifications
- BA Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Registered Member of the (BACP) The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Certificate
- Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individuals Face to Face - £40 for a 50 minute session.
Telephone and Online Counselling, such as through Skype - £35.00 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling - £60.00 for a 50 minute session or £90.00 for 90 minute session
Counselling students - Concessions available dependent on circumstances
I am happy to talk on the phone if you have any questions. I may not be able to always answer my phone, but please leave a message and a number that I can reach you on and I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively, you can email me using the email me feature at the top of my profile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am avaliable on a Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm or after 6.30pm on most evenings.
Types of client