Hello I'm Claire
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I am now able to resume face to face counselling for those who wish, in addition to offering video and telephone counselling. I am also able to be flexible between approaches to meet your changing needs.
I understand making the first move towards starting counselling can feel like a daunting process. You may feel anxious, uncertain and overwhelmed, but you are taking that first step on the journey towards improving your life.
Does everything feel like its getting too much? Do you feel out of control of your life? Maybe you suffer from depression or anxiety? Have you experienced abuse or trauma? Are you struggling with coming to terms with a bereavement? Are you facing difficulties with fertility or pregnancy? Do relationships seem to go wrong? Do you just want life to be different? If you are struggling to make sense of your life, I can help you.
I believe ‘one size’ does not ‘fit all’ and as an integrative counsellor I am able to be adaptable and flexible to meet your individual needs.
I will work alongside you to support you with whatever is troubling you in the here and now, but I also find it can be helpful to look at what has gone on for you in the past, that may still be affecting your life now.
By working this way, I help you to improve your life, supporting you as you start to make sense of what has happened to you and where things are going wrong. As you start to understand yourself and your situation better, you can begin to make different choices and create some of the changes you want.
I offer a warm, confidential, respectful, accepting and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. You will always be in control of which elements of your life we look at and the pace we move at.
I am experienced in helping clients with a wide range of difficulties and issues including:
- Attachment Issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma
- Fertility issues
- Low self-esteem or self-worth
- Low confidence
- Pregnancy loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Retirement difficulties
- Suicidal feelings
- And many more
My comfortable consulting room is in easy reach of Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Camberley, Maidenhead, Sandhurst, Warfield, Windsor and Wokingham.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
- Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy - Wimbledon Guild
- Certificate in Online Counselling (ACTO recognised)
- BICA Foundation Course for Infertility Counselling
- Accredited Member BACP
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
Professional Development Training Including:
- Polyvagal Theory
- Attachment Based Theory
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Symposium on Addictive Disorders
- Short Term, Solution Focused Work
- Working with Suicidal Ideation
- Mental Health Awareness
- Attachment and Assessment
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Autistic Spectrum Condition
- Mindfulness practice
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
I am committed to the BACP Ethical Framework, and as part of that and I take part in regular supervision. I have up to date DBS clearance and Professional Liability Insurance.
In addition to my private practice I also work at a BACP Accredited counselling service in Camberley and a bereavement support service in Wokingham. Prior to becoming a counsellor I have 12 years’ nursing experience in the NHS, including as a Ward Sister and specialising in gynaecology.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
How Much Will The Sessions Cost?
My standard charge is:
£50 per 50 minute session.
I offer a free, brief initial telephone consultation.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS on or before the day.
I offer weekday appointments only and am able to accommodate shift work.
Who Do I Work With?
I work with adults, on a face-to-face, individual basis. At our first session, we can explore whether short or long-term work is likely to be best for you.
My Warfield practice is easily accessible from Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Maidenhead, Sandhurst, Windsor and Wokingham.