About me

It's really brave and courageous to even begin to look at meeting with a Counsellor because life is feeling tough. It's easy to think we must get through the hard times by ourselves, or that we must be weak if we seek out help.

I think it takes real strength to begin to confront the things which trouble us; and I love to create a safe space where my clients will feel listened to, understood and not judged as they begin to open up about the struggles they are having.

I love people, and I am passionate about seeing individuals set free from the things which have held them back and tied them up in knots so that they are able to live lives where they can thrive and flourish.

I am a qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP with my own practice in Southampton, as well as working online with clients using Zoom. I offer hour-long one to one sessions and am trained in an Integrative model of counselling, which means I use a number of different therapeutic approaches to work with my client's individual needs depending on what works best for them. I have experience of Person-Centred counselling, CBT, Creative Counselling Interventions, Inner child work and more.

If you think you would like to consider having some Counselling with me then please feel free to email me or contact me by phone. We can have a chat about what you are looking to get from the Counselling experience and book an assessment appointment if you wish.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with Middlesex University through Waverley Abbey College and have a Dip HE level 5 in Counselling.

I have counselling experience working in charities that deal with Addictions and Domestic and Sexual abuse. I have also worked in a general Counselling practice with clients dealing with relationship, bereavement, identity and self-worth issues.

Member organisations


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.

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Additional information

£40 per hour


I am flexible with the hours I work and am currently taking on clients.

135 Saint Marys Street
SO14 1NX


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


Claire Thiel

Claire Thiel