Clare Briggs MBACP
I would like to offer you a comfortable place where we can chat one to one, I will listen to what you have to say about what’s been on your mind, whether it’s anxiety, depression or you are just having trouble coping with life, we could work together to discover better ways of dealing with this.
Even if your thoughts and worries seem trivial to you, finding out why they are bothering you could make a huge difference to your life. You may be concerned that your child hood up bringing feels different to other people’s and is causing you to lose sleep and feel unhappy, this can impact on your work and everyday life.
Grief and loss of loved ones is also a factor in causing depression and anxiety and you may be feeling stuck and unable to move on. If you are in a relationship where you feel that you no one listens, your anger is out of control and it’s causing your relationship to break down, it can be a sign that there are deeper issues which I would be able to discuss with you.
Whatever you are struggling with at the moment, I would like to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for 2 years at West Notts college. Counselling skills 2 and level 3.
I trained for 6 months at Lincoln college completing level 3 Psychological theories.
I trained for 2 years at Doncaster college completing level 4 in Therapeutic counselling.
Since qualifying, I have also completed over 100 hours of CPD ( continued personal development.) learning about Mindfulness. Trauma and PTSD, addictions, attachment styles, eating disorders, relationships, self-harm, anxiety, manipulation and abuse, Cybertrauma, online counselling, anger, the drama triangle, shame, relational depth, and suicide.
I worked for Notts Mind in Bassetlaw as the Counselling Co-ordinator for a year, I co-ordinated the counselling service, managing 3-4 counsellors organising clients for them and keeping a database of clients and attendance.
I have recently completed Rory Lees Oakes and Ken Kelly’s online telephone and counselling course, so I am up to date with technology, data protection, internet access, confidentiality, and how this translates to working with clients online.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
The first initial meeting for an assessment is £20
My fees are £35 per 1 hour.
Concessions offered for
I am situated in a quiet village, with off road parking next to the room, it is a short 4 yard walk from the car park to the door and the entrance is under cover and well lit.
The room is warm and inviting with a large window at one end which overlooks trees and an adjacent field.The room is completely private and confidential.
I provide tea, coffee, hot chocolate and water if required.
A WC is attached to the room.
I am a qualified person centred counsellor, this type of counselling allows the client to talk about what’s on their mind and I will listen and encourage with empathy to help the client feel able to accomplish what ever they are struggling with.
I can offer counselling sessions for short or long term, this will depend on the individual as everyone’s needs are different.