Hi, I'm Claire.
I hope to help you anyway I can. I have once needed support from another when I felt isolated and trapped within my own thoughts and feelings and found it truly humbling and valuable with a counsellor, and much easier than with friends or family.
To let you know a bit more about me.... I am an fully qualified integrative counsellor and an accredited systemic family therapist offering therapeutic support for
Children on the spectrum,
Both within schools and privately.
I have been supporting many for over 7 years now using different methods to help clients explore presenting issues to help gain understanding and acceptance.
Some elements of exploring presenting issues could be with;
Systemic Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,
Use of expressive art,
Sensory items and toys.
All these depending on individual preferences so you feel completely comfortable with however you may wish to explore. This can help give some understanding and feel less intense for some.
We can meet or talk on the telephone first to give you opportunity to get to ask me anything and have a chat. This will also give you an idea of who I am and if your comfortable with me. If you wish we can then arrange an on going counselling session.
Happy to help anyway I can
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with additional qualifications with;
Diploma Child Counselling
Post Graduate With NHS Tavistock and Portman in Child, Young people and Family Mental Health.
Accredited Systemic Family Therapist
Masters in Natural and Social Sciences and Psychology
I am a registered counsellor with the BACP and fully insured.
I have been offering therapeutic support within a number of primary schools for a number of years.
I also facilitated group work offering therapeutic support support for children and families for Anxiety, family issues, friendship issues, understand emotions, emotional recognition and other presenting issues.
I also offered support for teaching staff and parents throughout.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I like to offer a free initial 20 minute chat on the telephone, or face to face assessment to see how you feel with ne and how I could help. From there we can arrange a session if you wish.
I can offer short term and long term counselling depending on the support you require
I charge £45.00 for a 50 minute session.
Family session costs can be discussed.
Monday to friday 9am till 8pm Saturday 9am till 12 noon