Hello, my name is Claire. I am an experienced qualified Counsellor based on the edge of Chesterfield within easy reach of Dronfield and Sheffield.
My cosy room is a safe and comfortable space in which to explore what brings you to Counselling.
I have a warm, caring and open-minded approach, free of judgement that values your uniqueness.
I work in a Humanistic and Integrative way so together in our therapeutic relationship we can explore your experiences past and present.
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.
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.
The majority of my experience has been gained through working with women, men and young people who have experienced trauma. There has been a wide range of presenting issues including; anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship issues, anger and stress.
I welcome people of all ages, from all backgrounds and all walks of life.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience working with people who have any issues with stuttering/stammering.
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.
- Day time/Evening appointments available.
My office is on the ground floor and is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is a large free car park.