Claire Pinnock MBACP Counsellor
Hi, my name is Claire, thank you for visiting my profile. 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.
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 the first session at a reduced rate, giving us a chance to meet and discuss what you’d like from therapy, before making any type of commitment. Please give me a call for a chat or send an email and i'll get back to you.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Levels 1, 2 and 3 Counselling - Guildford College
- FdSc Counselling - 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial Session £40.00; Subsequent sessions £50.00 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Days, Evenings and some Saturdays.
Types of client