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CertPG, BSc (Hons) Reg MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Claire. I am an experienced qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based on the edge of Chesterfield within easy reach of Dronfield and Sheffield. I am trained to post graduate level and a trauma informed practice. My depth of experience includes delivering therapy over various mediums including in-person, online, email and telephone. 

My room offers a safe and comfortable space in which to explore what brings you to Counselling.

I have a warm, caring and open-minded approach that values uniqueness. I work in a Humanistic and Integrative way with the belief we all have the innate capacity to grow, change and fulfil our potential.

I fully understand that taking the first step into Counselling may feel challenging, daunting, scary and perhaps a little overwhelming. I would like to assure you I will do everything I can to help you feel comfortable and welcome.

I am a registered member of BACP. A professional association for members of the Counselling professions in the UK. I attend regular supervision and I attend regular training workshops to support my work. I am committed to a high standard of interpersonal relationships, characterised by mutual respect, collaboration and appropriate boundaries.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training began when I enrolled in a local Community Adult Centre. I enjoyed this so much I decided I wanted to go on further and study more in depth. I achieved the following qualifications:

Level 3 in Counselling Skills.

BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy achieved at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

CertPG Trauma Informed Practice University of Nottingham.

The majority of my experience has been gained through working with women, men and young people who have experienced relational trauma. There has been a wide range of presenting issues including; anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship issues, anger and stress.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience working with people who have any issues with stuttering/stammering.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In the first session we will get to know each other, have the opportunity to ask any questions and decide if we wish to progress further. With this in mind the first initial session is free of charge and 30 minutes.

Thereafter, each session of 50 minutes are £40.

All sessions are weekly unless we negotiate differently.

I have various availability including daytime/evening sessions.


I would like to reassure you that I am taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Day time/Evening appointments available.
  • I work till 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Further information

My office is on the ground floor and is fully wheelchair accessible.

There is a large free car park.

Dunston House, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9QD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My office is on ground floor.

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