About me

As life is a bit different at the moment due to the Coronavirus restrictions, I am able to see or speak with clients online or by telephone. I understand that this period of time can be difficult, and sometimes it helps if we have the time and space to talk to someone about our worries or anxieties.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I believe that we all, at some point in our life, need someone to talk to with the aim of helping us to move forward with our lives. It may be that you are feeling low, or that you have suffered a loss in your life, you could be going through a relationship breakdown or finding it difficult to cope with certain things in life at the moment. No matter what it is that you feel you need to talk about, I can assure you that I will listen to whatever it is, and give you the support that you need along the way, without any judgement.

My aim as a counsellor is to provide you with the opportunity and space to explore your feelings and your thoughts in a safe, warm and confidential setting. I strongly believe that by having this time to talk openly and honestly, you will become more aware of who you are, why you are feeling the way that you do, and you will find out ways to work through your issues in order to move forward and live a happier and more fulfilling life.

My approach is Humanistic Integrative which means that I am able to use different theories and techniques to suit the needs of each client. I believe that each individual is different and therefore the way that they cope with situations will be different. So it is important for me as your counsellor to adapt accordingly. I am trained to use Person-Centred, Gestalt, TA and CBT.

I work with adults and young people with a range of issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement and relationship issues. Please see below for the full range of issues that I am able to work with. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to their codes and ethics.

I understand that taking this step is a daunting and challenging one, but please know that I will be there to help you feel at ease, and to listen to everything you want to say in the strictest confidence, and without any judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 4 (Ad Prof Dip PC)
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
  • Professional Accredited Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert. Hyp CS)
  • Working with Problem Gamblers (GamCare) (2014)
  • Using CBT to work with addiction (GamCare) (2016)

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.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.


Additional information

• £30 for initial 50 minute assessment

• £40 per following 50 minute session for individuals

• £30 per 50 minute session for students

• £55 per 1.5hr session for couples

CASH or ONLINE payable at the end of each session

52a Poole Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Claire Trent

Claire Trent