Claire Robertson. Dip Couns. MBACP.
Hi, I am Claire and I provide counselling that helps you understand and address the issues you want to deal with. I have, what you may or may not consider a diverse background, including, Living on protest sites, Nine Ladies and Bio-tech, here I campaigned for healthier, more sustainable environmental practices, something I am still very passionate about. I have also owned my own plastering business.
I joined the health and social care profession , inspired by my own life enriching experience as a client, and have now worked within this industry for 13 years. I am thoroughly passionate about the service I provide. I became qualified as a Person Centered Integrative counsellor six years ago.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid life crisis, Existential crisis, Ambivalence, Instability, Fear, Loss, Death Anxiety, Terminal Illness Support.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
£40 for 60 minutes
On street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10.30 am till 9.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 11am till 4 pm
Types of client