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 10 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 am also a Certified Cyber Therapist.
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)
Certified Cyber Therapist at the Online Therapy Institute
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)
Professional Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session
Initial session £20
I have a limited number of concession slots. Please contact me for further details and availability.