Claire Seeber

London SE4 & SE12
07744 4342377
London SE4 & SE12

About me

Welcome! DURING THESE EXCEPTIONAL TIMES I MAY HAVE SPACE FOR A NEW CLIENT, IT IS WORTH CONTACTING ME TO CHECK :)

I know that talking about feelings can seem scary - and yet I believe human connection is essential in difficult times.  The word therapy literally means ‘to stand beside the other’ and together, in a safe - currently online! - space, we can work with whatever's challenging or overwhelming you, and explore new choices - at your own pace. If you’re feeling lost, scared or distressed, I'd like to support you in finding some clarity, offering you warmth and integrity whilst we do that.  I work with issues from fear, loss and grief; family, parenting and relationship issues, fertility and pregnancy issues, work problems, anger, general stress or ‘stuckness’; addictive behaviour, anxiety, panic and depression and trauma.

I'm also very interested in how we hold emotions and anxiety in our bodies - and how to locate what causes tension and distress, making it easier to bear.  Crucially, I believe we all deserve the chance to express ourselves without feeling judged, and the chance to find our own light. During therapy, I'm always led by your needs. If you want to simply talk, or are interested in using creativity to gain new perspectives, such as journal writing or free drawing, we can do that together, exploring how to move into new cycles of experience. I draw on different therapeutic models: being particularly interested in what's happening for you right now in the present moment, as well as looking at the past, and any fears for the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

My belief in the vitality of connection with others led me to become a Samaritan at the age of twenty, some decades ago! Working in drama, the arts and media enabled me to experience and research countless walks of life, whether it was Relate's Sex therapy, stress at work or young people who persistently ran away. This background, along with writing and university teaching (working with students), led to my counselling training: at the renowned Gestalt Centre in London and at the Psychosynthesis Trust.

As an experienced humanistic practitioner, I believe that mind, body and emotions are linked and that good therapy can help in most areas of life. I've worked in community counselling for some years now, with clients of all backgrounds & age groups, from teens upwards. I continue to train in different areas, from bereavement to trauma.

I’m BACP registered, and always work within the ethical framework.

CERT COUNSELLING, PSYCHOSYNTHESIS TRUST, SE1: COUNSELLING PG DIP, GESTALT CENTRE. WC1; BEREAVEMENT TRAINING, LB CENTRE. SE8

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis

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Fees

DURING THE C19 LOCKDOWN, I'D LIKE TO ASSIST WHERE I CAN.  I'M NOT TAKING ON MANY NEW CLIENTS, IF ANY, BUT DO PLEASE CONTACT ME YOU IF YOU'RE FEELING ANXIOUS OR DISTRESSED; WE CAN DISCUSS FEES ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS

Generally, counselling works best on a weekly basis. I’d suggest an initial meeting to help identify the key issues you wish to address, how I think I can help, and for you to decide if you want to work with me. My fees are dependant on where we see each other

Further information

Usually I'm at the Sunflower Centre in Brockley on WEDS mornings, and in Manor Lane SE12 tues pm/ eve. If you're interested in working with me locally (SE10/ SE3/ SE12 areas)  other time slots maybe available.

Sunflower Centre
81 Tressillian Rd
London
SE4 1XZ

Complementary Health Centre
174 Manor Lane
Hither Green
London
SE12 8LP

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 Unspecified

I would like to offer wheelchair users support - if you let me know your needs I will work to accommodate them.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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