I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist, having been in private practice for the last 15 years. I use an integrative approach,drawing on transpersonal and humanistic theories and offer short and long term therapy.
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE), and an Arts BA Hons (St Martins School of Art)
I am currently a trainer/tutor at The Institute of Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE) (M.A Level 1)
Why you might benefit from Counselling/Therapy
Over the years, people have seen me for all sorts of reasons. It may be that you are are going through a particular crisis at the moment, and although friends & family can partly help, the safe, non- judgemental, professional support of a psychotherapist could support you further, and hopefully also shed light on your emotional distress. Issues of difficult relationships, depression & anxiety can have many sources- together in therapy, such experiences can be compassionately explored together, so that some insight & peace may emerge to enrich rather than hinder your future.
My background is in the arts, and I am particularly interested in the imagination & creativity as a means to help explore and enrich our everyday lives.
It may be that although there is no particular current crisis, you would like the opportunity now to know yourself better in order to identify and hopefully fulfil some as yet unknown dreams.
How we would work together would depend on what you would like to bring, and the questions you have.
Integrating humanistic theories (I work with Attachment theory, Gestalt & Transactional Analysis) and also by sometimes drawing on the arts during sessions, feelings & thoughts can be explored in a very safe, reassuring & rewarding way.
A brief description of possible Art forms to facilitate sessions:Therapy sessions can be facilitated through the use of different art forms (although using traditional verbal techniques are equally important at times). These include:
Art: The art image supports us to linger in the exploration of ourselves and inner world when, without it, we may run away from or avoid both.
Drama/Puppetry: Offers profound reflection on who we are and the roles we play. These art forms are also centrally concerned with how people change people, for better or worse, and the sort of connections we make with each other.
Sculpture/Clay:Sculpture offers a person the power to speak through touch. Its power lies more in the emotional resonance of substance.
Sandplay: Clients choose from a whole world of miniature people, animals and buildings and arrange them in the controlled space of the 'theatre of the sandbox'. This theatre then offers a profound overview of important life issues. Once feelings are organised and externalised in sandplay, they can be contemplated from a distance, and then assimilated.
Bodywork/Movement:It is also possible to work with what the body is already communicating symbolically, whether through posture, gesture and gait, or through illness and injury. Movement is integral to the very process of change.
Please call me if you would like to find out more. Leave a message if I don't answer with a time when it would be suitable for me to return your call.
I charge £45 for 50mins (some reduced fee rates may be available)
Claire Loewe (M.A, U.K.C.P)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working professionally in this field since 2004.
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy that was awarded in 2004 by London Metropolitan University (IATE).
Foundation on Dance/movement Psychotherapy. Roehampton
Diploma Training in Group work at the Institute Of Group Analysis, London
I am UKCP registered.
I have worked as a trainer and tutor at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education since 2010.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 for 50 mins(some reduced student fee rates may be available)
Claire Loewe (M.A, U.K.C.P)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime availability during the week.
Types of client