Claire Jacques Clin. Dip. MSc. UKCP (Reg). MBACP (Reg).
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and Counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP). I have a private practice in East Oxford offering short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals.
Why come to therapy?
We can all go through difficult times and experience painful emotions. Sometimes we can manage our difficulties by talking them through with friends and family. However, this may not always be possible and you might feel stuck, isolated or overwhelmed. It is at times like these that it can be helpful, even a relief, to get a fresh perspective and seek support from a therapist, who can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
What I offer
I work in a compassionate, non- judgmental and respectful way with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. These include:
- relationship difficulties
- difficulty expressing feelings; feeling numb
- difficulty regulating and controlling emotions
- shame and guilt
- low self-esteem
- identity (cultural/gender/sexuality)
- coping with chronic illness
- career/life decisions
- work-related issues (stress, bullying)
What can you expect?
I work as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I have been trained in a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and am able to tailor my approach to fit your specific needs. As we explore your current difficulties we may look at the emotional, social and physical aspects of your experience. We will look at your present as well as your past experiences, which influence how you live now and the relationships you have with other people.
Working collaboratively in this way can help you make sense of what you are feeling and why, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, finding new ways to cope, and different ways of responding to your current difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute).
- Foundation certificate in counselling and psychotherapy (Regents College, London, School of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am an accredited and registered member of UKCP. I am a registered member of BACP. I abide by the BACP and UKCP guidelines for ethical and professional conduct.
In addition to my private client work I have worked in the charitable sector as a counsellor at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (Ealing, London) and The Listening Centre (as a counsellor and assessor) which offers a low-cost counselling service in Oxford.
I have headed up diversity & inclusion groups in organisations since 2007 and so working with and respecting difference is a core part of my practice. I am also familiar with mentoring and coaching approaches. Since 2012 I have worked for the charity Lawcare providing support to legal professionals experiencing difficulties at work and with their emotional health.
My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked in the legal profession for many years and so understand the challenges of working in a high-pressured professional environment. I have particular experience exploring with business people and academics the impact this can have on emotional and physical wellbeing as well as the issues that may arise from a conflict between your work environment and personal life.
£50 for a 50-minute session. Concessionary rates are occasionally available for students and people on lower incomes (please enquire).
I currently offer appointments on Mondays (pm), Wednesdays (pm) and Friday daytime
If you are considering counselling/psychotherapy but are not sure if it is right for you, we can arrange an initial consultation to discuss your concerns. An initial consultation carries no obligation to continue.
I am a professional member of Oxford Therapy and Self-Development Centre (OTS). OTS provides me with a network of therapists that I can refer clients to if my list is full or if I feel an individual needs specialist help that I am not trained to provide. OTS is also committed to finding affordable solutions for those unable to meet the costs associated with therapy and so if my low cost places are filled I am also able to refer on to other therapists who provide a low cost service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, Friday daytime
Types of client