Claire King FdA BA (Registered MBACP)
Maybe you feel sad, anxious, or just not right, maybe you are facing a difficult and painful life-event like a bereavement or relationship breakdown, or you may have been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder, depression or a personality disorder, or a chronic illness or disability or perhaps you are looking for more meaning, purpose and joy in your life and would like to talk through unresolved issues from the past and decisions and choices for your future with an impartial person – or do some self-exploration to know yourself better. Whatever the reason, talking to a caring professional can help. Counselling is a professional relationship that offers you the space to explore your own thoughts, feelings and options.
In my experience, when a person feels safe enough to be who they truly are with another person, knowing that they will be accepted and valued and not judged, it can be a healing experience in itself. As your counsellor I aim to offer that experience to you - working with your feedback to create a space that feels safe enough to be yourself and the support to explore whatever you need to, to help you find your own ways to face your particular challenges.
I like to to work collaboratively with every person to choose how to proceed in the way that is best for them.
I am trained in humanistic and psychodynamic therapies and also use aspects of CBT and mindfulness, which can be extremely helpful when dealing with anxiety.
I am interested in creative ways of working, including writing, drawing, using images, poetry, stones etc... Some people find these methods helpful when words are difficult or not enough.
We can work short term on a particular issue, or longer term in a more holistic way, we can explore this at our first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor.
BA Integrative Counselling
FdA Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
BSc Health and Social Care
I also undertake regular CPD workshops and training courses to keep my work up to date and relevant.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and my work is guided by their ethical code.
I am insured to provide counselling both in an organisational setting and in private practice.
I have provided both short term and long term counselling in a number of settings including a local bereavement charity, a general counselling organisation, Let's Talk, which is the local NHS counselling provision, and the MS Society as well as in private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
All sessions are 50 minutes and usually weekly, although there is some flexibility, for example for shift workers or parents during half term.
First session £25 - this will be an introductory session to get to know each other, see if we want to work together and decide on the focus of our work.
Regular counselling £35.
Some concessions and student rates available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytimes with some early evening appointments. Please text, email or phone me to discuss availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervision £20 an hour - 1st session free with relational supervisor undergoing training. .View supervision profile