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About me

Hello, I am Claire a fully qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor and member of the BACP.

I work in a nonjudgemental and empathic way to be there to listen to and support you, offering you space to explore your thoughts and feelings around any difficulties or challenges you may be facing, and for anything you would like to work through.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice, I work as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice and have previously worked at Thurrock Mind as well as another local agency The Listening post.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


I provide face to face counselling, zoom and telephone sessions lasting 50 minutes, after an initial consultation free of charge to discuss your needs. I also offer reduced rates that can be discussed at our assessment.

Further information

Please contact me for your counselling needs and any questions you may have.

Stanford Le Hope

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Claire Whippy MBACP, dip couns

Claire Whippy MBACP, dip couns