Claire Jewson

Claire Jewson

Hartlepool
Durham
TS25

07725750079

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About me

Hello, my name is Claire and I provide an approachable, friendly, supportive, safe environment in which people can talk and be heard. Counselling can be useful in so many ways and I aim to provide a non-judgemental, empathic space to talk about any issues that clients struggle with, offer a chance to pause, take time to think and gain clarity on a situation, and begin to consider what the first step in moving forward might be.  I have 15 years experience supporting people on a one to one basis.

I am trained in Person Centred Counselling and believe that it is the trusting relationship between the counsellor and client that forms the foundation from which we can work. I  work in partnership with clients and offer a free initial session to help clients discover if I am the counsellor for them. I like to use a range of different therapies to support individuals to explore who they are, what is happening for them and draw on their own innate resources to move forward. When working with children and young people in particular, I like to work creatively so that they have ways other than talking, to express what might be going on for them. This entails using art, craft and games so that therapeutic work is non-threatening. I also offer this type of activity to adults who might find this way of working useful to them.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), possess a BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Full Insurance, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) to work with Adults and Children and ICO Certification/Data Protection Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (FdA)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching

Training

  • Treating Generalized Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Children's Emotional Wellbeing
  • Helping Children Tell their Stories
  • Mental Health First Aid (Lite)
  • An Introduction to Supporting Children through Grief & Loss

Experience

I currently work as a counsellor with young adults and work with children on a variety of issues in Teesside schools. I also deliver workshop sessions to small groups of pupils on things like friendship, emotions, how to relax, anger and confidence.

I have worked with young people to set career goals and develop the confidence to help them decide and take the career path for them and many years experience supporting young people who have had caring responsibilities for family members (young carers), adult carers and often their families. I have also worked with many isolated older people living alone in the community and volunteered with bereaved adults and children at Alice House Hospice in Hartlepool.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial Session is no obligation fee free to find out if we can work together.

Each session thereafter £35.

I am able to offer reduced fees for officially verifiable personal circumstances.

Students undertaking counselling courses which requires personal therapy £30.

Further information

When choosing a counsellor or therapist it is really important to choose someone who you feel you can "connect" with and feel comfortable with. The initial session is a chance to chat, get to know each other and find out if I am the right counsellor for you.

Maps & Directions

Hartlepool, TS25

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

I am happy to offer home visits where initial session indicates this is most useful.

Availability

Daytime and evening availability.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults