Claire Keenan

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Dip.Couns. MNCPS (Acc)
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66
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About me

My name is Claire and I'm a qualified person-centred counsellor. I became qualified in 2020 and I'm an accredited member of the NCPS.  At certain times within life, it can become challenging and difficult leading to us feeling stuck. At times like this, I think we shouldn't face it alone. Within my role as a person-centred counsellor I'm here to focus and listen within a safe non-judgemental setting. Within this safe space, I will give my full support and patience allowing you to work through your thoughts and feelings. It's important to me that you do this at your own pace. Allowing us to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust. Once this is achieved and you feel comfortable to address any issues you are experiencing, I will help empower you to find your own solutions to enable you to move to a more positive mindset.

I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor specializing in person-centred therapy. With a vast experience in supporting mental health and wellbeing. I focus on helping individuals navigate various challenges and achieve a balanced fulfilling life. My expertise covers working with young people and adults, particularly in the following areas:

Experience : I have vast experience working with young people dealing with peer pressure, anxiety and other difficulties. I support clients recently diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, helping them understand their diagnosis by providing a safe non-judgemental space to explore their thoughts and emotions at their own pace and  work  with  developing  coping strategies that are relatable to the individual . My experience extends to working with bereavement assisting clients navigating their grieving process at their own pace as well as addressing anxiety, depression, self-esteem and promoting self-care. I have recently gained experience working with counselling students, providing them to have the experience as a client to explore their own personal journey. 

My Approach: My person-centred approach involves active listening and unconditional positive regard, empowering clients to rediscover their strengths and potential. I will provide empathy and patience allowing clients to explore their feelings at their own pace and find personal paths to healing. To support my clients I integrate various resources and techniques tailored to individuals needs.

I offer counselling sessions tailored to your preference: face-to-face, online, or via telephone, all in a confidential setting. The room I book is in a comfortable, quiet library in Wickersley, Rotherham, which has wheel chair access and a lift.

I offer a student discount to counselling students and students. I offer a free introduction to allow clients and myself to determine if we can work together effectively.  The introduction will be for twenty minutes and this can be tailored to your preference: Microsoft teams online or telephone.

"I am currently available for new clients and look forward to working with you."

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and training are:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills.
  • Bereavement training for Bereaved Befriending Service.
  • A Three day workshop of Key Competences for Counselling Children and Young People.
  • Autism Awareness Programme

I have experience working with:

Anxiety, Autism and Neurodevelopmental issues, Bereavement, Behaviour, Depression, Feeling Sad, Loneliness, Low Self-Esteem, Relationships, Self-Harm, Sense of Self, Stress, Work related stress and Working on Self-care and Self-Kindness. 

I work with Children and Young people, Adults and Student Counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a discount to student counsellors.

When I work

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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.

I book a room for counselling sessions at my local library where there is a lift accessible for wheel chair users and I also have access to down stairs rooms.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp