Claire Matthew

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Southport, Merseyside, PR8
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About me

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" ~ Anais Nin.

"There is nothing more in this world that can trouble you more than your own thoughts" ~ Anon.

Hello, my name is Claire and I have been a Professional Counsellor since 2008. I believe passionately in the power of counselling and genuinely love the work I do. I aim to offer a person-centered counselling service, with a safe, comfortable and professional environment within which the client can safely explore their feelings. This is a non-directive approach, and I fully believe that you, the client know yourself best. I am fully trained, work within a strong ethical framework, hold a fully enhanced DBS and insurance.

I genuinely understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help. I believe this is a very brave move and is the first step on the journey to where you want to be.

I have had much experience working with both adults, young people and children`s issues, and am able to offer an empathic, understanding and gentle counselling service within the comfort of my own home.
My main priority is for you, the client to feel safe, understood and valued as an individual. No issue or problem can ever be considered too small.

A minimum of 6 sessions is recommended, with regular reviews to benefit both client and counsellor.

If you feel my service can offer you the help you may require, please be assured of a professional, confidential and understanding response.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully Accredited, NCS Member, Person Centered Counsellor{Level 4}.

EMDR fully trained therapist, able to work therapeutically with both young people and adults. Online sessions only. I

have recently worked mainly with young people within the charity section, affiliated with CAMHS and NHS but have a vast array of experience working with both adults and young people. If help is needed, I like to offer this, regardless of age or demographic. I also work as an EMDR Counsellor and run a small private practice from home, and am currently only able to offer online sessions. 

My work has given me great experience within the fields of domestic violence, self harm, depression, relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement, chronic illness, infertility, sexual abuse(current and historical), post natal, disability, addiction and eating disorders.

I also work in crisis intervention, child safeguarding and family support.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR Therapy available. 

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£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£ 50  per hour for Person Centered Therapy..
£80 per EMDR  therapy session

When I work

Monday all day and evening, most other evenings. No weekend sessions available. 

Further information

I offer an online safe place within the comfort of the clients own home or preferred space where the client can feel free to explore their feelings at their own pace.

I may also offer telephone counselling for certain clients who may feel a little more anxious, and will try to adapt to the individual needs. 

I have hours available during the week and weekday nights. 

Southport, Merseyside, PR8

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Claire Matthew
Claire Matthew