Hi, I am Claire and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and member of the National Counselling Society.
Mental illness is a phrase often used to describe the debilitating effects caused by the onset of many ordinary sounding everyday conditions such as:-
This is just a short example of the many things that can cause people to say to you:-
- "get over it"
- "don't worry so much"
- "it'll all work out."
Unfortunately for the sufferer it's just not that easy, if only it were you wouldn't feel the way you do.
Mental illness, just like any other illness doesn't care where it strikes either. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, famous or not, talented or just an ordinary family person working hard to take care of their loved ones, it can strike anyone, any time.
I do have some idea of how you are feeling right now as I also suffered from Anxiety for many years. In fact this is what spurred me on to study Psychotherapy and become a therapist and counsellor and be able to help others who are suffering the same way I did.
By visiting this directory today you have taken the very first and most important step in recognising that you have a problem and are looking for a solution.
I offer you a safe and secure environment in which to listen to you and work with you in a completely non judgemental and confidential way to help you to explore the roots of your issues so that you can find your way to overcome them.
I use a "Person Centred" approach which incorporates a variety of psychotherapy methods and techniques suited to your particular needs.
I invite you to take the second step now by clicking the contact button and I will respond within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Flexible hours include evening booking for those unable to attend during normal office hours