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Claire Robertson. Dip Couns. MBACP.

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 you 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

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
  • 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 Anxiety, GAD , Depression, Low Self Esteem, Panic Attacks,  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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mid life crisis, Existential crisis, Ambivalence, Instability, Fear, Loss, Death Anxiety, Terminal Illness Support.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£50 for 60 minutes .
Concessions available of £30-£45 depending on income and personal circumstance.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

On street parking available. Concessions of between £30-£45 offered.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10.30 am till 9.00pm

Saturdays and Sundays from 11am till 4 pm

Types of client

Adults
Claire Robertson. Dip Couns. MBACP.

Claire Robertson. Dip Couns. MBACP.