Clara Butler FdA Counselling, MBACP
Hello I'm Clara and thank you for visiting my page.
Talking to someone about issues you may be facing can often be difficult, so well done for making that first step. Searching for a counsellor can also prove difficult and it is important to find the right one for you. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between you and your counsellor.
There are many approaches to counselling and as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I'm not limited to one method and I work with several theoretical approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I also offer creative ways of working which can help where it is difficult to find the words, often working with your unconscious.
I work with a whole person approach and will tailor therapy to your individual needs and personal circumstances. I offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental and collaborative approach to support you on your journey of self exploration. I will be alongside you in your healing, realising your potential and discovery of how to live your best life.
I have experience of working with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADHD, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, attachment, relationship issues, parenting, carers, end of life and bereavement.
I provide a safe and confidential environment in a peaceful, warm and spacious room just yards from the ocean. Should you decide to contact me we will have an initial meeting and decide together if counselling could be helpful. I offer both short and longer term work. Sessions will last 60 minutes usually weekly at a time agreed. I can provide longer sessions at request
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Counselling - Plymouth University accredited by National Counselling Society
Level 3 Counselling
Level 2 Counselling
Alongside my private practice I currently work with clients struggling with drug and alcohol addictions and have previously volunteered with womankind a charity that supports woman who have experienced sexual abuse and rape.
I have been involved for over a year supporting a local arts charity with creative dance/movement and creative writing for clients in recovery and I have volunteered at a local loss and bereavement support group.
As part of my continued personal development I have ongoing training and regular supervision. I am a member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of CAPPP.
Additional training/courses I have undertaken
- Transactional Analysis (TA101)
- Beneath the Surface- creative techniques
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Solution Focused
- Working with Suicidality
- Focussing level 1
- Working with Goals
- Alcohol and Stress
- ACES - Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Group Skills/Facilitation Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dance therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I offer an initial meeting of 60 minutes for £30 and sessions thereafter will be £45 for 60 mins. Please feel free to email or telephone prior to our initial meeting.
My counselling space is just yards from Clevedon seafront, what better way to start and end a session with a moment by the sea. There is plenty of free parking along the seafront, alternatively you can park on Copse road.
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Type of session
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Types of client