Claire Trickey

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Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2AR
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

For me, counselling has been a second career, after a personal trauma in midlife made me look at my life and values afresh.  I came to it wanting to connect and reach out to people who were struggling as I had.  As a counsellor, I know I cannot sort out your problems for you, but I can help you explore them and how they are effecting you so that you are able to find you own way through them.  I bring to this understanding and a real desire to help.

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I am flexible, using whichever counselling approach best suits you and your issues.  However, to me what matters most is the relationship and trust that we build between us.  This is why I offer a free initial session in which we get a feel for each other, and you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I work face to face with clients from my home in Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset. I also work online and on telephone so it dos not matter where you live. I work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and offer a limited number of evening sessions.

Please get in touch for an initial session or to ask me anything else you would like to know.  I would love to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Iron Mill College in Exeter and have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such abide by their Code of Ethics. I receive regular professional supervision during which I can get another viewpoint on any issues I have encountered in my work.  I also am committed to developing and maintaining my knowledge and expertise through further training and CPD. Counselling can be a strain on the counsellor, so I support my own resilience and emotional health through regular sessions with my own counsellor.

I am an Integrative Counsellor.  This means that I work with clients in a holistic way, using techniques from a Psychodynamic approach, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Person-Centred counselling according to the needs of each individual client.

I have experience in working with a wide range of problems such as:

  • anxiety,
  • depression,
  • anger and rage,
  • relationship issues,
  • life crisis,
  • trauma,
  • serious illness,
  • bereavement,
  • childhood abuse,
  • adult abuse,
  • and coercive control.

I work with clients of any background, sexual orientation or ethnicity who are 18 or older.

I now work in private practice but have also worked as a volunteer counsellor at HELP Counselling in Wiltshire and Wessex Cancer Trust in Bournemouth.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes once a week. Regular weekly sessions help us keep momentum and allows me to be there to support you if you find the issues difficult to talk about.

The number of sessions needed depends solely on each client. In our first meeting we will identify your goals and whether there is a short or long-term issue. However, further issues often come out during the course of therapy so we will review progress regularly to ensure we are both happy with the direction we are taking.

I charge £50 for each 50 minute session. This is usually paid by bank transfer on the day of each appointment but I can discuss alternative arrangements if necessary. 

When I work

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I offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and a limited number of weekday evening sessions. I offer face to face sessions, and also work online and by phone.

Middle Cottage, Kingston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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Claire Trickey
Claire Trickey