Claire Riviere PgDip, MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor offering open-ended or time limited sessions on a once-weekly basis.
My approach is psychodynamic, so I will help you to explore how you think and feel about your relationship with yourself, with others and with the world you live in, as well as how repetitive and unhelpful patterns of behaviour might be holding you back.
I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in relation to current or past difficulties and over time, you can feel more confident in talking things through. As you begin to understand more about how you think and feel, this can help you to make decisions that are right for you.
My belief is that each client is individual and has the potential to make changes and become more fulfilled. Whilst there might be a specific issue that has brought you to counselling, there might be something less specific. Perhaps you feel that something needs to change but feel unsure about how to do this. I currently work in various settings with adult men and women of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.
Counselling begins with a consultation.
We will meet for 50 minutes which allows us the time to get a feeling for what it would be like to work together. I will listen to you and ask you some questions as this will help me to understand what you are looking for from counselling. Often feelings that might have been put to the back of your mind can surface, so I will work alongside you to ease any concerns you might be experiencing.
I welcome any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their professional code of conduct. I trained in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire, and I am fully insured.
I am committed to my continued professional development. This means I practice responsibly, ethically and to a high standard. I attend regular training and workshops to inform, expand and strengthen my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- £45 per 50 minute session
If you would like to ask me any questions about counselling please email or telephone me - if you need to leave a message I will call you back within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client