Claire Luxford Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Claire Luxford Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Tunbridge Wells

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About me

“We all need space; unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently” (Octavia Hill)

Hello, I’m Claire. You might have found your way here because you are looking for someone to talk to about the things in life that are bothering you. Someone else; a family member, a teacher, a friend or maybe your Doctor might have suggested finding a counsellor. Choosing the right person to work with might feel daunting so let me tell you a little bit about me and how I work.

I’m a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in Tunbridge Wells. I’m a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to young people and adults.

I trained in a branch of psychotherapy called Transactional Analysis. There’s a bewildering array of therapy terminology out there. Taken back to its simplest form I like Transactional Analysis because its central philosophy is “I’m OK and You’re OK”. We both have worth, value and dignity as people. I see it as a foundation on which to base our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the years I have worked with clients who are experiencing or suffering from a wide range of difficulties including: depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, family breakdown, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, bereavement, low self-confidence, relationship issues, abuse, disability, trauma and loss. I also have experience of working with eating disorders and gender identity.

Sometimes it’s not just about talking about things, the words can feel too hard to find sometimes.  In those times, I enjoy working creatively with clients to allow them to express their feelings and thoughts through sand play, art and creative exercises. Often that allows people to be able to find the words.

For a number of years I have worked in a local secondary school as a school counsellor so I have experience working with the 11 to 18 age range.  I’ve also worked as a counsellor in a day centre for people with acquired brain injury, be that brought about through accident or ill health.

I hold the following qualifications related to counselling:

The Link Centre Diploma in Counselling – specialising in Transactional Analysis (2014)

The Link Centre Certificate in Counselling Skills (Advanced) (2012)

Wealden Psychology Institute – Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (2010)

Institute of Transactional Analysis – TA101(2009)

Wealden Psychology Institute – Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009)

ADR Group - Accredited Workplace Mediator (2009)

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£45 per session for Individuals

Maps & Directions

Tunbridge Wells, TN4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Types of client

Young people