Claire Robertson. Dip Couns. MBACP.
Sometimes, life feels harder than it should. We can feel lost, anxious or judged. We can feel overwhelmed without really understanding why. And when life is difficult it can be harder to talk about how we are feeling. The problems we face feel bigger. When we feel this way, we may not even feel entitled to feel the way we do. It’s a cycle that can be hard to escape.
Counselling allows these feelings to unfold in a safe, supportive environment.
During our time together, we will uncover ways to help you live a happier, healthier, more nourishing and sustainable life. I seek to understand you, using a range of creative practices and collaborative approaches depending on the situation. I don’t assume or judge. Every person is unique, a sum of our life’s experiences and relationships. Every challenge deserves and needs to be understood in its own context.
We will work collaboratively, creating a space where you can be open and honest. We will take an integrated approach, exploring and discussing the different techniques we try, and responding to what works for you. At times you may welcome a psychoanalytical method. At others neuroscience techniques may be appropriate. Or you may just need to offload. Whatever the process calls for, you will feel part of the process and invested in finding ways to move forward with understanding, confidence and inspiration.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Diploma in Integrative Counselling ( DPS) at the University of West of England, Bristol ( UWE) which is a BACP Accredited course.
I hold a Transactional Ananlysis 101 Certificate.
I completed a training Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild.
Currently undergoing Death Doula training
Other significant/relevant training:
( completed between 2010-2020)
- Working with personality disorders
- Cognitive Behavioual therapy
- Brief Solution Focussed therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dance movement Psychotherapy
- Managing Anxiety
- Art Therapy
- Harm reduction with drug use
- Addictions ( Cycle of Change )
- Working with PTSD
I have experience of working with Trauma, Addiction, Loss and Bereavement.
I have worked on a counselling foundation degree , running a Personal development Group, and teaching Ethics and Reflective Practice, both of which I am very passionate about.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid life crisis, Existential crisis, Ambivalence, Instability, Fear, Loss, Death Anxiety, Terminal Illness Support.
£40 for 60 minutes
On street parking available.