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BSc (Hons) Dip.Couns MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Claire and thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me and what I have to offer.

If you’re reading this, I imagine life has got difficult, that you’re possibly feeling overwhelmed and not able to find a way forward. My aim in therapy is to offer you a safe space where you can look at what’s going on for you, explore what you want and find ways to manage this and move on.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered therapeutic counsellor and I work in an integrative style, which means that I use a number of modalities and resources to meet your needs. I look at you as a whole person, considering your mental, physical and emotional health and my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship in which you feel empowered to find acceptance and supported to make the changes you want.

You may be feeling a bit sceptical about counselling and what it can do to help but in looking for a counsellor, you have started a positive process in which you can make changes to improve your life, whatever it has thrown at you, and I would feel privileged to work with alongside you in this.

I currently work for a charity providing counselling services to families whose children face cancer and other life-threatening conditions, at a secondary school and I also run a private practice in Dorking, Surrey.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per session.

My practice is flexible in that I offer short term, time-limited or long term open-ended counselling - depending on what is right for you. 

Sessions are 50 minutes long and I work either online via Zoom or face to face, in Dorking, Surrey.

Further information

If in reading this, you feel I may be able to help you on your journey, please do get in touch. I offer a free initial consultation either online or by telephone, which gives us the opportunity to meet, get to know each other and decide if we could work well together. 

During our first session I will find out more about you, what's going on for you and what you would like to achieve from counselling.  I also go through my counselling agreement which sets out what you can expect from sessions with me. 

The Atrium, 4 Curtis Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1EJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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