Claire Reeves MBACP

Claire Reeves MBACP

About me

You've done something amazing today. By visiting this site you have admitted to yourself that things can be better. That you want a little more from your life. We all do.

More happiness. More peace. More control.

I am sorry that things are not going so well for you. Let me assure you that you are in the right place. By seeking help you are taking the first brave step towards controlling your own happiness. Together we can start to find solutions tailored to you.

Dedicated to supporting you on a journey of self exploration, self-discovery and personal growth. I will be with you every step of the way: building a better, stronger you.

Life is full of challenges and our expectations can sometimes seem so far away from reality. It's normal to want to seek help, to reach out for support when life gets too much. That's where counselling can help. You're in the right place.

I use an integrative approach so that I can tailor the support to suit your needs and where you are currently on your journey of change. My main training has been using Psychodynamic and Person-Centred approaches. This means that I place a great deal of importance on building a trusting relationship, helping you to feel safe and secure enough to explore your difficulties but I am also skilled in making links to your past. Often current relationships and behaviours are a repeat of those from the past and are deep rooted in childhood experiences. Exploring these links can be useful in helping you to develop new, healthier ways of thinking and being. I am also a Certified NLP Practitioner, NLP Coach and Timeline Therapist.

I currently have 3 counsellors in training working alongside me at my private practice, who are all working towards their Masters in Integrative Counselling. The sessions are priced at a reduced rate of £35 for 60 minutes and there are currently appointments available on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. I meet with you for an initial consultation to find out more about what you would like support with; explain the process and then match you to one of my team. If you would like to find out more about the counsellors in training then please do not hesitate to contact me or alternatively, you can view their profiles on my website:

My mission statement is to bring hope, empowerment and wellness to all my clients and ensure that each person who spends time in my sessions leaves a step closer to making the changes needed to improve their life.

I am here for you when you are ready...

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical principles in all aspects of my work. I have an enhanced DBS and am fully insured.

BSc Psychology (2:1)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (with Qualified Teacher Status)

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Distinction)

Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)

Level 3 AIM Award in Specialist Sexual Abuse and Rape Support Services

Certified Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming

Certified NLP Coach

Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy

I have recently worked at sarac, a charity in Burton-on-Trent, that supports clients that have been affected by sexual abuse, rape and/or sexual exploitation. I managed the Adult Emotional Support Service and therefore I have a great deal of knowledge and expertise in this area.

I have previously provided counselling to young people in a local secondary school.

CPD and Workshops

Sleep and Dreams Workshop

Inner Child Workshop

Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within (4 day conference)

Mindfulness Diploma Course

Life Coaching Diploma Course

Working Creatively with Clients

Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery

Working with Young People - MindEd Online

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • My therapy room
  • Private Practice


Individual Counselling Sessions - £50 for 60 minutes.

Payment is to be made by cash or card in the session. Payments for telephone counselling can be made by bank transfer.

Please see my website for more information about other services that I offer and the fees of these.

Further information

My private practice is based in a discreet location in the centre of Swadlincote. I have a newly refurbished premises which provides a comfortable, warm environment for you to explore your difficulties and start creating the life that you want.

The central location of my practice means that I am only 5 miles from Burton-on-Trent and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. There is ample parking at the premises.

I offer telephone counselling sessions to suit clients that would struggle to attend the face to face sessions.

I also offer walk and talk therapy which is where we would have our session whilst walking amongst nature which suitable for all but particularly beneficial for clients that struggle with the intensity of sitting face to face with someone.

I am a certified NLP Coach and Time Line Therapist. Please see my website for more information about the benefits of these services -

Please contact me at to book an appointment.

You deserve to be happy. We can do this together...

Maps & Directions

Swadlincote, DE11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer appointments on the following days: Monday (between 12 - 7pm) Tuesday (between 8:15 - 3pm) Wednesday (between 12pm - 8:45pm) Friday (9:15 - 3pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults