Claire Valovin

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

To support you with your difficulties I offer an empathetic and professional therapeutic setting. We can work together to help you find a way forward through whatever challenges life is presenting or has presented in the past.

I am committed to providing a warm, confidential, attentive and honest counselling relationship where you are at the centre. I work with young people, adults and older adults. I initially work with a person-centred approach, to build rapport and then embrace other ways of working, if that is suitable for you. I can use creative approaches during therapy sessions if you feel that this an approach that would enrich you.  

I treasure individuality and offer a respectful counselling service that is moulded to you. I understand that past, present and future situations affect us in a way that may mean we feel overwhelmed or unhappy and that these are experienced in a unique way for each person.

My background as a teacher gives me an insight into the issues that children and young people face. I particularly enjoy working with young people and have substantial counselling experience in this area. I have taken specialist training for working with children and young people. In addition to my private practice, I work with adolescents at a charitable organisation as a volunteer counsellor. I have completed additional training to work with individuals struggling with bereavement and loss and have considerable experience working with adults and older adults supporting them with this. Furthermore, I have benefitted from training enabling me to work with anger; looking at the underlying issues or areas of life which can result in this

I understand that there are times in life when it’s really hard, we feel that we are not ok or maybe a situation we find ourselves in is not ok. You don’t need to manage alone; you have already made the first step to finding a way forward. If after reading this you find that I may be the counsellor you wish to work with; I offer a free 20-minute phone call to discuss what your struggles are.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Cruse (Bereavement Charity) 1-2-1 telephone counselling and face-to-face with adults.
  • Employability Solutions (Alternative Educational Provision) 1-2-1 face-to-face counselling young people.
  • Turning Point (National Counselling Charity) 1-2-1 face-to-face counselling young people.
  • Kirklees College Student Counsellor.  1-2-1 face to face, telephone and online counselling.

To make sure that I offer best practice I undertake regular continuous professional development.

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

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Claire Valovin
Claire Valovin