Thank you for visiting this page. My name is Claire Pollard and I am BACP registered and a fully qualified experienced integrative counsellor. I work with children, teenagers and adults. My integrative approach to therapy means I combine different counselling theories and am able to accommodate different individuals needs.
I believe that when we experience a difficult time in our life it is important to be able to ask for help and have a space to explore the challenges and emotional difficulties we are facing. I believe in creating a non-judgemental and safe environment in therapy and this is very important to my work.
I offer both short and long term therapy and have an interest in working creatively with clients.
In the first session we will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and decide if you feel comfortable with me and the setting I provide.
I believe I am an open, empathetic counsellor that is continuing to learn and wanting to help others. For more information please contact me on 07753397070/ or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a trained Integrative Humanistic Counsellor and have received additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Time-Limited Counselling, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Psychodynamics and working with Young People.
I work privately as well as in a secondary school and for the charity Grief Encounter where I work therapeutically with children and adults both individually and in group settings.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 for 50 minute sessions but am willing to negotiate a reduced fee dependent on the situation.
My private counselling room is located in Edgware with free parking and I offer both day and night appointments.