About me

Hi, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I run my own private practice and also work as a Therapist at The Priory. I began my counselling journey in order to provide more therapeutic support to families I was working with at the time in social and health care settings. I now aim to support anyone struggling to manage difficult feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and also grief, relationship issues or other challenges that you may face in life. I work from Shoeburyness, near Southend - on- Sea, but currently offer virtual sessions via Zoom or over the phone.
I work as an integrative counsellor which means I can offer a variety of techniques, strategies and theories that can be adapted to each individual clients needs and goals. These include using a person-centred approach, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Transactional Analysis, goal setting and coping strategies, such as relaxation and mindfulness.
I am happy to offer a non-judgemental environment where I can support you to explore the challenges you may be facing and your own sense of self; alongside developing coping strategies and setting goals to move forward and be confident that you can cope when life may get difficult in future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Practitioner's Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (hons) Psychology
  • Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills for working with children
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Online and Phone Counselling (ACTO recognised)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

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

Fees

£40 per session (individual)

Concessions for Trainees.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I can offer session during the day and also some evenings during the week

Types of client

Adults
Claire Reeve

Claire Reeve