Claire Robertson

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Dip Couns. MBACP
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Bristol BS5 & BS6
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About me


 

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.

I am currently offering a block of 6 sessions for people suffering with anxiety, GAD, and panic attacks, at a reduced rate of £250 for a block. In these sessions we will work together to enable you to manage your anxiety, employing your skills and strategies for you to take with you moving forwards. Effectively giving you the tools for a calmer, enjoyable way of living.

Training, qualifications & experience

 Diploma in Integrative Counselling ( DPS) at the University of West of England, Bristol ( UWE) which is a BACP Accredited course.

Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision (NCS Awarded), Severn Talking Therapy

 Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.

 Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild.

 Death Doula training


Other significant/relevant training:

( completed between 2010-2023)

  • Working with personality disorders
  • Disasociation
  • 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 PTSD,  Anxiety, GAD, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Addiction, Loss and Bereavement, relationship issues, health issues. 

I am also a supervisor, 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.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mid-life crisis, Existential crisis, Ambivalence, Instability, Fear, Loss, Death Anxiety, Terminal Illness Support, work related issues. 

Fees

£40.00 - £55.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£55 for 50 minutes .
Concessions available of £40-£50 depending on income and personal circumstance.

Block of 6 sessions available @ £300

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10 am till 8pm

Further information

On street parking available. Concessions of between £40-£50 offered.

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Relational Supervision. A collaborative Integrated approach. Trauma informed.

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Claire Robertson
Claire Robertson