Claire McCusker (MBACP) Counsellor & Life Coach
If things just don’t feel right, your quality of life is suffering, and you feel you need specialist counselling support, I provide a safe, supported and confidential environment in which to help you to find comfort and release from painful feelings and situations linked to stress, anxiety, trauma, illness, addiction and loss.
I am a kind and warm hearted experienced BACP Registered counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice and for several charities within Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. I adhere to the Ethical Code of Practice for the Counselling Professions set out by the BACP.
For the last two years I have been working with Macmillan Cancer Services in Midhurst. I see both patients and relatives of patients giving either bereavement support or support through critical and life- threatening illness.
I also work with individuals, parents, couples and students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I have extensive experience with parenting and family issues including separation and divorce.
My work is primarily person-centred which means I am providing a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your needs. The process enables self-discovery and change. All ages, disability, gender, race, religion and sexuality are treated with respect and dignity.
Please do feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns at any time. All communication is confidential. I aim to return all calls and emails within 24 hours if not sooner.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling from the University of Chichester.
Advanced Diploma from the University of Chichester.
Certificate in Life Coaching.
I work with Macmillan Cancer Services.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Each face-to-face or video assisted 50-minute individual counselling session is charged at £55.
Each face-to-face 50-minute couples counselling session is charged at £75.
Home or office visits in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex can be made upon request and are charged at the same price as face to face sessions in clinic but with an additional £25 charge for visits in a radius of 15 miles from Haslemere. London-based and other Home Counties based visits are available upon request. Further charges may apply for longer distance home visits. Price on application.