Claire Nunan MSc Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
I am a friendly and qualified counsellor practicing in Bristol with experience of working with a diverse range of clients within a confidential and non-judgemental environment. For me, the heart of counselling is a good relationship between client and counsellor. This helps to create a safe and respectful setting for exploration, reflection and understanding of what is important to you.
As we are all individual and unique, people will naturally need different things from counselling. I use an integrative, person-centred approach which means that we can work together in a way which best suits you, drawing from different techniques which will support you through the process of counselling. I will help you to reflect and explore to find your own solutions and your own methods of overcoming challenges.
I believe that counselling should be completely non-discriminatory and as part of this belief I work with a LGBTQ+ affirmative approach. I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I am on their Register of Practitioners. I also adhere to their ethical framework for good practice, attend regular professional supervision and ensure I take part in continuing professional development training.
I offer an initial session at a reduced rate. This is for us to discuss what has brought you to counselling and what your expectations of it are, as well as for you to be able to raise any questions or concerns you may have about counselling. It will also be a chance for us to meet and see if we will be comfortable working together. Sessions will then be arranged for a regular time each week. I provide both long and short term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited Counsellor who has worked in Bristol for nearly 9 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Bristol (having first completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling). An integrative training course is one in which various different approaches are taught and used. Although I work from a mainly person-centred approach, I combine many different approaches into my work to suit the individual needs of a client.
I have experience working in various for various organisations and charities providing counselling, as well as working in private practice.
MSc in Counselling at the University of Bristol
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Bristol (BACP accredited course)
BSc (Hons) in Psychology (BPS accredited course)
Accredited MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
BACP Register of Practitioners
MBPsS (Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and member of the Division of Counselling Psychology)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50 minute session
Initial session £20
I have a limited number of concession slots. Please contact me for further details and availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client