Claire Uttley Reg. MBACP (Accred)

Claire Uttley  Reg. MBACP (Accred)

The Practice Rooms
9-11 Lower Goat Lane

07745 108381

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About me

I am an experienced BACP-accredited and registered counsellor/psychotherapist working with adults and young people.  I offer a safe and non-judgemental confidential space in which you are able to work through whatever is concerning you.  In day-to-day life it can be rare to have the experience of really being listened to.  With the right therapist, counselling can provide this in a way that is transformative.  The quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the major factors in successful therapy and I take a warm, supportive, sensitive and empathic approach that puts you at the heart of my work.

In our first session we will explore what you are looking for from therapy and how we can best work towards this together.  It’s really important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose to work with.  After your first session I would encourage you to take some time to think about whether I am the right therapist for you.  Regular sessions are the same time each week where possible, we can discuss your specific requirements to make sure we find something that is going to work for you.

I am able to offer shorter or longer term work depending on your needs.  People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and whatever you wish to talk about I will work with you to support you in finding the right way forward for you.

Sessions take place in The Practice Rooms in the Norwich Lanes, which has beautiful and comfortable rooms and a peaceful atmosphere.

You’re welcome to contact me - without obligation - if you have any questions prior to making an appointment, by telephone, text or email.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  BACP accreditation is awarded through an in-depth application and assessment process and as a minimum requires that practitioners have been in supervised practice for at least three years.  I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.


I have 8 years' clinical experience and I work in the medical profession alongside my private practice. My previous work at local charities has included:

  • Senior Counsellor/Assistant Director - The Norwich Centre
  • Youth Counsellor - MAP

I have over 6 years' experience working with young people and have considerable experience of working with those who have experienced abuse.  I've provided training to mental health professionals and to counselling students.

Training & Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia (BACP-accredited course)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of East Anglia
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - University of East Anglia

I'm passionate about continuing to deepen my skills, understanding and personal development.  Short courses I've completed since qualifying include the following areas: trauma, abuse, working with families, using creative arts in therapy, mindfulness, resilience, safeguarding and child protection.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Therapies offered


£45 per session (50 minutes)

Further information

I have interest and experience in mindfulness-based practices, having practised these myself for over 16 years, and am able to bring this knowledge and understanding to sessions where this suits you.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR2 1EL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme