Claire Snell

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Poole BH15 & Bournemouth BH4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am Claire, I’m here to offer a safe, confidential and supportive space, for you to explore your thoughts feelings and experiences.  As a Humanistic Integretive counsellor I will tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating or sleeping problems or relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and uncertain about the future, or just struggling to navigate life’s challenges, we will work together to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and cultivate a sense of empowerment.  “You know what is best for you”

I understand that seeking help can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming decision however, I believe that each person, given the right conditions has the capacity to grow, change and determine the path that their life takes.  

I offer 1:1 counselling, in Person in a comfortable and private setting, as well as online video and telephone sessions.   

I strive to create an open, empathic, genuine environment where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without judgement. Together, we will work collaboratively to explore your inner world, identify patterns of behaviour, and uncover and explore the underlying issues that may be contributing to your struggles.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to work with adults aged 18 and over.

My qualifications to date:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 
Safe and Sound Level 2 Certificate Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Children for Healthcare Professionals
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and attend regular sessions to expand my knowledge and experience.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

An initial consultation will take up to 50 minutes at a cost of £40. This will usually be done remotely by video call or by telephone if you prefer. This is an opportunity for us to talk through what has brought you to counselling and what you want to achieve from the sessions. I will hear about your experiences and history and I can explain more about the type of counselling I can offer to establish if it is right for you. There is no obligation to agree to further sessions following an initial consultation.

When I work

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Further information

 The integrative part of my approach draws on techniques from different types of talking therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you, these include:

Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.

Poole, Dorset, BH15

52A Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9DZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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