Claire Pinnock MBACP Counsellor
I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor and offer daytime and evening appointments to anyone over the age of 16.
I appreciate it takes courage to start counselling and understand taking the first step can sometimes feel daunting. You may want to work through difficult life-events, or feel overwhelmed, or perhaps stuck and want help to explore and work through a particular issue. It is my aim to work alongside you in a professional, safe, warm and non-judgemental way to help you explore these aspects of your life, allowing you to regain control, so you are able to move forward and live life to the fullest.
My approach to counselling is Integrative, meaning I am able to adapt my way of working to meet your individual needs. I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, self-harm, family and relationship issues and supporting individuals through times of grief and loss and those living with life-limiting illness.
Personally, I believe the key to successful therapy is the relationship, so it is important that you find the right person for you. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation giving us a chance to discuss what you’d like from therapy, before making any type of commitment. Please give me a call or text or email and i'll get back to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Levels 1, 2 and 3 Counselling - Guildford College
- FdSc Counselling Degree - Greenwich University
In addition to my private practice, I continue to volunteer for Cruse Bereavement and Woking and Sam Beare Hospice - Providing face to face counselling sessions for adults with complex needs, in the context of illness, death, dying and bereavement
I also have experience of working with 16-19-year-old students to help them process their problems and reach their full potential. Providing guidance and support on issues such as, bullying, disabilities, low self-esteem, poor academic performance and relationship troubles together with, academic, personal, parental and social pressures.
I offer long-term and short-term face-to-face work
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I receive regular supervision as required by these guidelines.
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
£50.00 for a 50 minute session