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Claire Summerfield

Sutton, Surrey, SM3
07948104594 07948104594 Registered / Accredited
Sutton, Surrey, SM3

About me

Life can be complicated and challenging, and in its toughest moments can feel very difficult to navigate - you are not alone in feeling this way. I offer a welcoming and confidential space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences together. It is through the relationship between therapist and client that challenges and difficulties can begin to be understood and transformed.

In my work as a therapist, I aim to provide you with a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can use the time exactly as is needed, whether it be to explore past traumas, current anxieties, difficult thoughts and feelings, or destructive behaviours that are making life difficult to cope with.

Clients may come wanting to address issues like difficult life events, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, low self-esteem, or simply because they are experiencing feelings of disillusionment that can’t be attributed to any one thing. I offer both long-term and short-term work, and I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist which means I work in a tailored way with every client by integrating different approaches and techniques to ensure the uniqueness of each person’s needs can be met.

I am warm, respectful and empathic, and able to draw upon a variety of therapeutic models that will allow us to explore childhood experiences, relationships, thought processes, feelings and beliefs, experience of life, as well as how to manifest your full potential. I also incorporate a variety of techniques into my work, as appropriate, including CBT, breathing, creative imagination, art and mindfulness. By combining these techniques and approaches my intention is to improve your relationship with yourself as well as the world around you, increasing your ability to live life to its fullest potential and experience all it has to offer.

Please feel free to call me to discuss whether it might be beneficial for us to work together on 07948 104594

I am a fully accredited clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which has strict training and ethical requirements for its members. I maintain professional indemnity insurance that covers my therapeutic work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor and Psychotherapist

B.A. (Hons), Dipl. Psych., UKCP reg.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£50 per 50 minute session

Limited spaces at £40 for trainees and those on lower incomes

Sutton
Surrey
SM3

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

Weekly sessions on Wednesdays at 12pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Claire Summerfield

Claire Summerfield