Claire Smith MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling
Hello and welcome. My name is Claire and I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor who is fully insured and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I specialise in helping clients identify better ways of coping in areas of their lives which they may be finding difficult.
There are various different reasons why someone may be considering counselling, these could include a personal crisis or a major change in your life, some form of loss or separation, or maybe family or relationship issues are leaving you feeling low. Through counselling we can explore difficult feelings and work through any concerns and anxieties that you may have. I work privately at the Manor Drive Medical Centre Worcester Park where we offer excellent facilities which enable us to work confidentially in a safe and secure environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My previous experience includes working for various professional counselling agencies as well as working within the NHS and the Samaritans. I currently work at Sutton Counselling Agency as well as The Manor Drive GP Surgery.
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Level 3
Certificate in Counselling Level 2
Diploma Health Sciences
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I work with adults on a one to one basis and my fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.
If counselling is something you feel you may be interested in, I would ask you to meet me for an initial assessment appointment. The cost for a 90 minute assessment appointment is £60. We can then decide together if counselling would be right for you and if you wish to proceed further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday - Friday during the day and some evenings.
Types of client