About me

Welcome! In 2005, I took the plunge and retrained as a therapist. I have spent the years since expanding my knowledge in various therapies with the intention of helping clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression and/or Addiction.  I am an authentic, caring person and I mainly work with clients (on and off) over long periods of time.  I am devoted to helping stuck clients develop the confidence they need to start moving again. I recently undertook training in Self-Compassion, as criticism and perfectionism cause blockages in developing good self esteem.

It is essential for you to choose a therapist with whom you are comfortable. As such, please do not hesitate to drop me a line and I will give you a call within 24 hrs.

I am an Accredited member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and thus abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework

Training, qualifications & experience

Claire M Deane BSc (Hons) Dip. CBT,  MBACP (Accred)

I have worked in a number of surgeries, addiction agencies and bereavement services in the South West London area. I am currently seeing clients in the evening and during the day in Sutton for individuals and couples.

I am a registered healthcare provider with:

AXA, Nuffield Health, WPA, Bupa, Vitality and am happy to join your insurer if not mentioned above.


Compassion Focused Therapy (2020)  Tony Robins Unleash The Power (2017) Mindfulness Training (2015 & 2016)  The Freedom Project - Sutton Womens Centre (2015)  Hypnotherapy Turned Inside Out with Coach & Author Ali Campbell (2015)  Life Coaching Certificate with Coach & Author Ali Campbell (2014) BACP Voluntary Register Qualified (2014)  Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT (2012)  Drug & Alcohol Counselling Training (2009)
Trauma, Bereavement & Loss - Wandsworth Bereavement Service (2009)
BSc Hons, Integrative Therapy Degree (2008)

Counselling Certificates: Coaching, Addiction, Bereavement & Loss, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Couples, Anger, CBT

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

For Life Coaching & Counselling in South West London I operate a sliding scale with fees dependent on circumstances. Please note where third parties will be funding therapy fees may be higher than individual fees.

I offer Skype/Zoom therapy during weekdays, and weekends day and evening.

Face to Face therapy is offered day and evening, weekdays and weekends.


I will respond within 24 hrs to email or call - please do leave a message with your number if you reach voicemail.

Further information

I offer online and telephone counselling for flexibility - day/evening and a variety of times.

I believe that we are "all in this together" and as such I enjoy 'giving back' therefore I work as a volunteer in some capacity each year and I donate a percentage of my earnings to multiple Charities.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I have both day and evening availability Mon to Friday

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Claire Deane

Claire Deane