Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
******Updated 21/06/22 Two concessionary slots are available****
Welcome to my profile, my name is Claire. I am a qualified counsellor offering person centred therapy; online or by telephone to individuals over the age of 18 years. You may be feeling overwhelmed, sad or stressed at the moment. These feelings can manifest in many ways; trouble sleeping, low mood, feeling anxious or struggling to focus on your work / personal life. You may feel that you need to explore your worries, concerns and behaviours in a non judgemental and confidential space. I am able to offer a supportive and relaxed environment where you can talk openly about issues that are causing you anxiety, distress or depression. Life provides a variety of experiences for us all, some of which are great but then there's others, which leave us feeling traumatised, sad or with unfinished business. I work with many different issues and have extensive experience in working with clients that have suffered trauma and bereavement.
You may know the reasons why you are seeking counselling, but then again you might not, you just know that you are not feeling yourself or taking any pleasure from life. I will support you and work with you, to improve your emotional well being.
I work in a person centred way and the sessions are yours to use as you wish. I will work at your pace and can offer short or long term counselling.
It's really important that you find the right counsellor for you, that's why I offer a free, up to 30 minutes, initial consultation so that you can meet me ( via video conferencing or telephone) and we can discuss what you want to get out of the counselling. I like to think of myself as a down to earth, approachable person and I completely understand that it can be nerve racking contacting a counsellor for the first time and so I do my very best to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Support - foundation training Course 2019
Cruse Bereavement Support - Children and Young People bereavement training 2022
I am mindful of power dynamics and how these play out at a personal and societal level and this is something I can explore with you in our sessions together. You may have felt powerless or bullied during your childhood or whilst in a relationship. You can explore this with me in a calm and non judgemental space.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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
Caring for a disabled child / family member.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parental estrangement and complex relationships with parents
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session. I have a small number of concessionary slots available, please contact me for details.
When I work
I offer a warm and supportive therapeutic environment for you to explore what you need to. I will work with you to improve your emotional well being. I work remotely (on Zoom or by telephone) and have morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.