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O.A.Dip. Pg Dip. MSc Psychology

About me

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

Adults,

Teenagers,

Children

Children on the spectrum,

Families

Groups

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;

Simply talking,

Systemic Family Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,

Attachment understanding,

Use of expressive art,

Creative methods,

Sensory items and toys.

Games.

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

When I work

Monday to friday 9am till 8pm Saturday 9am till 12 noon

2 & 6 Ltd, Wainbridge House, Shepherd Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5EL

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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