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About me

You don’t need to be at breaking point before you ask for help. I am experienced in working with anxiety and overwhelm. With a particular focus on working with women ages 18-40 and those who are Neurodivergent. Email me for a free consultation.

Well done for getting here, I know reaching out for support can be hard. I imagine that you have arrived here because you are looking for some support at a challenging time.

Life can become overwhelming at times and we can benefit from having someone outside of our immediate circle to talk to, to explore our problems and untangle our worries. I offer a safe space to start your exploration.

I offer counselling, psychotherapy and brainspotting therapy allowing you the space to talk through your issues.

How I Work

I use a theory called Transactional Analysis (TA) which is a way of exploring how our childhood decisions impact how we see the world today. TA is based around the idea that all people are fundamentally ‘ok’ and equal in their humanness.

I believe that being seen and heard is incredibly healing. I work relationally, which means that the relationship between client and therapist is at the heart of the therapeutic experience. A sense of connection and the experience of being understood enables a safe space to explore the challenges and difficulties life can present.

I come from an Arts background and use creativity in therapy sessions if this resonates with you.

I have regular clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure that I am supported in providing you with the best possible service.

To take the next step please email me for a free initial consultation. We can then agree on a weekly time slot that suits you to begin our work together if you wish to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I work with short and longer term adult clients with a wide range of presenting issues.

I have particular experience in working with those who are Neurodivergent, including those with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and ADHD.

I have worked in the NHS with people with complex needs, using a range of therapeutic approaches including Mentalisation. I have had specialist brain injury training and gained experience working with people who have an acquired brain injury and their carers.

I have extensive experience working in homelessness prevention. During the course of this work I have supported people in crisis, working in areas such as addiction and domestic violence.

Qualifications

  • UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • TA101
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Online Counselling Certificate in Working With Young People
  • Drama and Movement Therapy (one week course)
  • BA (Hons) Art and Drama in the Community

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial consultation.

£60 per 50 minute session.

I offer a limited amount of low-cost spaces.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Brainspotting.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are talking therapies, being truly listened to and heard can be impactful and healing. Therapy sessions allow you time to share your story and talk about your concerns in a confidential and non-judgemental space.

Counselling - listening and supporting you to access your own ability to come to terms with challenging life events.

Psychotherapy - exploring ingrained patterns of behaviour, feelings and thoughts to enable you to make positive changes in your life.

Brainspotting - based on the idea that where you look affects how you feel. Uses eye-gaze to help access unprocessed trauma in the brain.

I can help you with a range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Issues at work
  • Building self-awareness
  • Trauma
  • Childhood issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction
  • Covid-19/Coronavirus anxiety and stress

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Claire O'Callaghan

Claire O'Callaghan