Claire Tabor, MBACP Reg, Adult, Children and Young People's Counsellor

Claire Tabor, MBACP Reg, Adult, Children and Young People's Counsellor

West Lydford
Off A37

07746 580551

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West Lydford
Off A37

07746 580551

About me

I offer 1 to 1 counselling for all age-groups for both short and long term work according to the individuals needs. I work in a peaceful, rural location which allows for a safe, confidential space to explore issues as well as the opportunity to work outdoors if this seems appropriate.

My workplace is easily accessible from the A37 and A303 and I am able to offer access for wheelchairs. If you work full time, I can also offer evening or weekend session times to suit you.

I have experience working with Young People and Children and a range of issues affecting their lives as well as the lives of adults. These would include; Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem, Low Self Confidence, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Bullying, Feeling Sad, Panic Disorder, Phobias,Family Issues or Relationship Issues although this list is not complete . Getting help for young people can be transformative for them and their families and prevent a lifetime of difficulties.

I can also offer help to parents struggling with Family issues such as Separation, Divorce, Affairs and Betrayal and Child Related Issues.

This experience with young people also enhances my work with adults as we often carry stuff from our past and our families which is no longer of benefit to us. It can be useful to consider what this historical 'baggage' is and consider ways to leave it behind which frees us up to live differently in the present time. Sometimes, it can be hard to put your finger on exactly what is wrong but there is just a sense of 'life just not feeling right'. It It can be useful then to explore what this means for you with a view to making necessary changes.
More and more I am discovering that past Trauma has affected people and often leads to Anxiety, Depression and Panic attacks. As such I am currently researching this area and have attended training to this end as I believe this can play an active role in present day feelings of unhappiness.

I have become increasingly aware that our culture does not allow us to understand and work with all our natural emotions. Certain emotions such as anger and sadness are rejected and misunderstood which leaves people confused and can lead to unnecessary medical diagnoses. This is particularly true for children and young people. I aim to help clients to recognise, understand and channel all their emotions which will bring relief, a sense of peace and healthier relationships.
I also have training and experience working with Bereavement, Substance Abuse and Addictions for all ages.

Counselling can be life changing, either as a means to better understand ourselves and our patterns of behaviour, or to rediscover strengths and resources in times of crisis.

I believe we are all unique individuals often with untapped resources and skills and that by offering you the right environment based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental relationship, we can work together to help you take a fresh look at the issues or dilemmas which trouble you which opens up new choices about how to live your life in the here and now.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training was primarily Person Centred which places you at the heart of the process. However, I have knowledge and skills in other types of therapy which will be available to help you as appropriate. Working with young people has given me the opportunity to use Creative methods and Therapeutic Play which is beneficial to all age-groups. I also have training with Cruse Bereavement care and training and experience in a Drug and Alcohol agency where I facilitated Relapse Prevention Groups as well as offering 1 to 1 counselling to help clients address their substance problems and addictions.

Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 CounsellingTheory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014
Level 2 and Level 3 Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol 2013
ABC Cruse Bereavement Care 2012
Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Working with Children and Young People 2015
Parts 1/2 and 3 Working with Children in Trauma at The Betsy de Thierry Trauma Centre Bath 2016
Local Safeguarding Children Board Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection Training February 2017

BSY Certificate in Couple Counselling 2018

BSY Certificate in Family Therapy 2018

I am committed to ongoing Professional Development

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Accredited register membership


I offer a no obligation free initial assessment session so we can see if we want to work together.
Thereafter fees are £40 per hour or £30 for under 18's. Payment is made at the end of each session by cash, cheque or BACS.
Concessions arranged for students.

Further information

I hold full Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Maps & Directions

Off A37, TA11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available from 8.30 till 6.30 weekdays and Saturdays as necessary

Types of client

Young people
Older adults