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counsellor & psychotherapist, integrated (accredited MNCS)

About me

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About me - I am an accredited counsellor with over 10 years of experience. I am also a qualified RNLD (Learning Disabilities Nurse). This training has greatly enhanced my counselling skills giving me insights and extensive training in CBT and wholistic wellbeing. 

My counselling modality is integrated meaning I use a variety of different counselling theories and techniques. I became accredited as an integrated therapist partly because I have a varied training background and secondly because it gives me a greater flexibility to work with you as an individual. 

You are unique and your individuality creates a bespoke program of thoughts and feelings, reactions and inactions. No one else has a program like you.

I work by really getting into the details of your own personal programming. I want to know the real you and help you reconnect with that lost, broken or forgotten self so that you can move forward again.  

This is what one client has to say.

I felt alone all my life, I couldn’t remember a time when I wasn’t depressed. I wasn’t sure if it was even possible for it to ever be different. We had some powerful sessions that asked me to look deep into myself – which was not always very comfortable, but Claire’s kindness and skill guided me through. She is an amazing lady, if you have the chance to work with Claire, I would say take it, you will be hard pressed to find anyone better”

Like this person you may feel alone and like it can never be any different, and yet this person also thought that and is now living a freer more contented life,  and you can too. 

Because I am an integrated therapist, content in sessions can vary. I use a variety of different tools depending on what suits your unique programming best. So for instance if you have a very visual brain we can bring in visualisation or creative work. But if you have a more thinking brain we can bring in neurocounselling which is much more cognition led.  For those on the high end of the Autistic Spectrum (previously known as Aspergers), I can also offer support and guidance.

I am also trained and experienced in  couples counselling.

If you think I can help please just get in touch. One last testimony from an ex client;

I would highly recommend Claire because she has tremendous talent and skill and it would be hard to find anyone better, I was treated with respect, care, empathy, kindness and discretion. I have had previous counselling, so I feel I am experienced and knowledgeable in knowing what works and what doesn’t, and put simply, Claire works” 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience;

I have 12 years of experience working as a counsellor.

Ad Dip in counselling and psychotherapy

Dip in counselling skills and counselling studies

Integrated Counsellor Accredited by BACP, now accredited by NCS.

Nurse for learning disabilities (RNLD)

Advanced post diploma in couples counselling

I work with adult individuals, couples and/or relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Additional information

£50 individual sessions

£60 couples counselling

All of the sessions are 60 minutes.

Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

ground floor, low step in. Narrow corridor.