Claire Phillips BA(HONS) Dip Counselling (BACP Registered)

Claire Phillips BA(HONS) Dip Counselling (BACP Registered)

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Victoria Avenue

07761 043559

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Victoria Avenue

07761 043559

About me

As a Person-Centred counsellor, I provide a space where I hope you are able to feel safe to voice your thoughts and feelings, however difficult. I feel that with some exploration you may become more open to experiencing your pain or fear. This can help you to recognise your more negative behaviours and/or defences which in turn will encourage you to become more instrumental in the process of your own healing and ongoing self-discovery.

Here is a little info about myself. I have travelled, worked and lived in South East Asia for over 10 years and have lived and worked in South East London for over 15 years. I feel I am able to deliver a way of working that is culturally sensitive. In the last 5 years I have worked in a London drop in centre running the art group and often providing 1-1 support for vulnerable adults presenting with various personal issues and mental health problems. I am currently seeing NHS clients on a part time basis. I have a good understanding of the effects of trauma encompassing the psychological, cognitive, behavioural and physical signs and symptoms and the effects of untreated trauma. For example, substance/alcohol abuse, depression, dissociation, sexual dysfunction, social withdrawal to name a few.

I can also bring a more creative element to my practice as I utilise Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills in some work with clients (PCATS) which I feel is a wonderfully creative tool for most, but especially when you may have a more difficult time in verbalising your thoughts and feelings. I can offer exploration using these skills as I believe that in verbal communication there are often constraints. Facilitating Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills I work with your spontaneous images, your intuition and imagination and expressed feelings which emerge from the right side of your brain whereas verbal communication emerges from the left side of your brain.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Practitioner training involved working with 11-25 year olds in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) for three years.

I utilised my Person-Centred Art Therapy skills within the local community in a drop-in centre working with groups and 1-1. over a period of four years.

I am currently counselling adult NHS clients on a part time basis.

I am able to use British sign language (BSL) up to level 2.

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Therapies offered


£50 per 50 min face to face counselling session and £40 for 50 min Skype counselling.

Maps & Directions

London, SE5
London, EC2M

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


I am available on Thursdays 10am-4pm. I am based 2 mins from Liverpool Street station. I also available via Skype Monday Wednesday and Friday evenings 6-9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults