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About me

Hi, I’m Claire, a professional and experienced person-centred counsellor. I am hugely passionate about listening to and helping people. I became a counsellor to help and support others as I had been helped and supported in previous years. Every time I work with clients I feel totally privileged that people let me in enough to share parts of their life experience and I'm honoured to go on self-discovery journeys with people. I am enormously passionate about what I do, to be there, to provide a listening ear, empathy and congruence is what I always strive to achieve.

Together with my business partner – Rachel Spence, we have a private practice – Buttercup counselling. We offer a warm and safe environment in which you can explore any issues you may be experiencing.

As a person-centred counsellor, I recognise that the relationship between client and therapist is crucial if the therapeutic relationship is going to be effective. At no time is any client under any obligation to continue work if they didn’t feel it effective.

I am a qualified Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Counsellor and am hugely passionate about the wellbeing and support that we can provide our Children and Young People, they are our future and deserve great support.

I am also a qualified integrative counselling  Supervisor having completed a Level 6 Counselling Supervision Qualification.  I am competent and happy to work with supervisee's at competitive rates.



Training, qualifications & experience

I am a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I can, and do work within an integrative approach combining some aspects of CBT and protective behaviours, along with a solid core of person-centred work to meet individual clients needs if and when it is required.I have extensively trained in many areas of mental health and wellbeing since my Diploma in Counselling has completed. I work with adults and children, much of my current work is with adolescent mental health. I also complete annual safeguarding and child protection training as part of my work.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma in counselling children and young people
  • Level 6 Certificate in integrative Counselling Supervision
  • Level 2 Safeguarding, PREVENT and British Values
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Anxiety Management
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Depression and Childhood Depression
  • Working with survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Self-harm and suicide ideation
  • Couples Counselling introductory course
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) introductory course
  • Autism Awareness introductory course
  • Anxiety and low self esteem
  • Anger
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) introductory course
  • Child sexual exploitation (CSE) introductory course
  • Working with Suicidal clients
  • Child sexual exploitation (CSE) introductory course
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness introductory course
  • Social Networking / Cyber Bullying the effects on emotional health

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is something you are seeking help and support for and you dont see that I have covered it above, please still feel free to email as there are many more compex cases that I can work with that may not always appear on the profile

Many thanks


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Counselling Sessions

£40 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes and I can offer long and short term work depending on individual requirements.

Any meetings required to attend for client purposes are charged at £20 per meeting (including any paperwork involved with that)

Any report writing for Client purposes are charged at £10 per report

Supervision Sessions

Qualified Counsellors £55 per session.  Sessions are 90 minutes.

Trainee Counsellors £40 per session.  Sessions are 1 hour

Trainee Counsellor Video call sessions £30.  Sessions are 1 hour (or £37 for 90mins)

Qualified Counsellor Video Call sessions £47.  Sessions are 90 minutes

Writing of Supervision reports for Trainee Counsellors

£20 for 50 hour supervision report

£15 for 100 hour supervision report

Fees are to be paid either by cash or cheque on the day of each session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Counselling sessions are available on selected days and evenings during the week. To book or enquire about a session please call 07927768690 or email me via buttercupcounselling@yahoo.com. If I am unable to take your call please do leave your name and telephone number and I will call you back.

Generally, clients attend sessions on a weekly basis, although I can offer different timescales depending on each individual's requirements.

After sessions and appointments are made it is the client’s responsibility to keep them.

Please note that I require 24 hours’ notice of cancellation, if this is not the case then sessions may still be charged.

My aim is to notify you well in advance of any personal leave in respect of sessions booked.

There is no obligation for clients to continue sessions if they feel that counselling is not for them at any point.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekday evening sessions available.  Some weekday daytime sessions available too.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Claire Pope Registered Counsellor (MBCAP / CYPMBCAB) and Counselling Supervisor

Claire Pope Registered Counsellor (MBCAP / CYPMBCAB) and Counselling Supervisor