Claire Huzzey

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Hornchurch, RM11 1AX
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About me

Everyone of us at times face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. Within this current world climate, we can all be feeling different emotions that we haven’t felt before or have  been able to learn to manage before and now are developing into a recurring issue.

If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help you.

The thought of needing to come into counselling can be a daunting worrying experience. I am here to help you with the aim for you to feel safe, not judged and understood. Together, we can look at any of the issues that are effecting your everyday life and find ways to work through them, in a confidential setting.

I am a qualified accredited integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor. This means that I use the eclectic approach of using different theories including the main forces in psychology of Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics. I combine different techniques and interventions to create the most effective therapy for your needs. This may include mindfulness, guided visualisations and creative counselling techniques.

My aim is to empower you to help you reduce confusion and enable you to cope with your challenges and make positive changes in your unhelpful or unhealthy patterns of behaviour in a safe, confidential and respectful environment, for you to be able to explore any issues, emotions within a safe therapeutic relationship to discuss, whatever is important to you at this time

The therapeutic experience can either be short goal focused or open ended. Each person has different needs and goals, we can discuss what you would like to achieve.  By offering a safe, confidential space to work within for the 50 minute sessions each week.

My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship with you so we are able to safely explore any issue that may arise for you within your time in counselling offering the tools to empower you to help yourself.

I focus on helping you explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing you to reflect on what is happening to you and to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of awareness, that can be invaluable if you want to bring about effective change.

I have vast experience of working with people from all walks of life and ages from teenagers and adults helping them with concerns such as to name a few depression, anxiety including health anxiety, stress, addictions including alcohol, drugs, gambling and shopping, relatives of addicts, abuse, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, long term debilitating illness, trauma as well as a space to explore any other worries.

I have over three years experience in counselling within drug and alcohol agencies working with clients on a one to one basis and also through facilitating group open sessions with clients that have addiction issues ranging from alcohol, drugs and gambling.  Each client has been at different stages of their personal recovery journey, which ranges from actively drinking, reducing drinking to assist with a safer detox, leading through to the different stages on their path to sobriety, working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma as well as the addiction.  I also work with the relatives of people that suffer from addictions, regarding how it has impacted their lives by living and loving an addict. working through issues such as co-dependency also feelings of helplessness as they are not able to fix or help their relative.

Through working within a college environment, 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, bereavement, learning difficulties issues and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, I have been qualified since 2017 with a Integrative Counsellor BA (hons) degree, I offer you my experience and thirst of knowledge about anything about the counselling world.

As a Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP),  Accredited Professional member of (NCPS) The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society and the Association for Counselling Therapy Online (ACTO).  I work within their Ethical Frameworks 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, NCPS and ACTO recommendations.  I also hold an enhanced DBS and I am registered with the DBS update service.  I am fully insured to practice and am registered with the ICO.

All interactions within counselling, including the scheduling of your appointments, attendance at appointments, the content of your sessions, progress in counselling, and your records are kept confidential in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I have completed safeguarding courses and my certificates are up to date, and updated yearly. I attend regular continued professional development (CPD) workshops through out the year so I can be better informed of things that can affect people and learning new techniques and interventions so I can support you, I have a thirst for learning about anything counselling related. Here are just some of the CPD courses I have attended so far. 

  • Art and Play Therapy
  • Blocked anger
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • CBT Working with Guilt and Shame
  • Creative Therapeutic Journaling
  • Creative Therapeutic Visualisations
  • Creative Timelines
  • Concepts in bereavement work
  • ChemSex
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
  • Dealing with distress: suicide and self harm
  • Disordered Eating and attachment
  • Existential Philosophy
  • Introduction In womb and birth trauma
  • Introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Narcissism & Echoism
  • NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming 
  • Mental Health Issues in Counselling
  • Menopause 
  • Releasing blocked emotions
  • Safeguarding
  • Sexual Abuse : The Unspoken Trauma
  • Self harm
  • Shame and attachment
  • Taming the Inner Critic
  • Trauma, Dissociation & recovery
  • The neuroscience of addiction? Addictive drugs and reward mechanisms
  • Understanding ADHD and Anxiety
  • Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Certificate
  • Understanding Mental Health Certificate
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate
  • Online and telephone counselling
  • Understanding and working with loneliness
  • Working Creatively with Dreams in Counselling
  • Working creatively with Nesting Dolls
  • Working with loss and grief including ambiguous loss
  • Working with Low Self-Esteem, Self-Doubt & Imposter Syndrome
  • Working creatively with the inner child within counselling
  • Working creatively online
  • Working with Transactional Analysis (TA)

For Supervision I have completed

  • Creative Supervision 

I hold the following professional qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling

  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including Face to face, Online & Telephone.

  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.

  OCST level 4 Online Counselling with Audio and Webcam

I am a registered member of:

  • Accredited Member of the (BACP) The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Accredited Professional member of (NCPS) The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
  • Senior registered member of (ACTO) Association for counselling therapy online

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I recognise that life can be busy so I offer one to one counselling for both daytime and evening sessions. I offer you the option of bringing my therapy services directly to you in your own home or work place via online video or telephone sessions or face to face in my office in Fairkytes Art Centre.

Individuals Face to Face - £55 for a 50 minute session 

Telephone and Online Counselling - £55.00 per 50 minute session 

Walk and Talk Counselling - £55.00 per 50 minute session at Langton's Gardens in Hornchurch.

Home visits - £60.00 for a 50 minute session.

Clinical Supervision - £55.00 per hour this can be face to face, online or telephone supervision.

Contact me for more information about what type of counselling will suit your needs.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime appointments - Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 2pm.

Evening appointments - Monday to Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Further information

I understand how daunting it can feel to contact a counsellor when you feel confused and overwhelmed. This is why I offer a free 30 minutes telephone consultation to have an informal chat to see if I am the right counsellor to support you and to ask any questions you may have.

To get the best out of counselling, you need to feel comfortable with your therapist, so before making a decision, I am more than happy to talk to you on the phone to see if we can work together. After all, counselling is an investment in you and you deserve to choose someone that suits you, there is no obligation or pressure to book an appointment.

I may not be able to always answer my phone,  please leave a message and a number that I can reach you on and I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email me using the email me feature at the top of my profile. Please be aware my reply to your email may go into your spam folder.

Fairkytes Arts Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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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.

My office has wheelchair access alternatively I am able to offer home visits, online or telephone counselling sessions.

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Accredited Integrative Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor offering face to face & online. For student and qualified counsellors.

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Claire Huzzey
Claire Huzzey