Clare Brooks BSc (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP
Your future depends on what you do in the present..
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and caring space to explore issues, thoughts, emotions and feelings that have come about as a result of various life events. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
My aim is to help you understand what may be going on in your life, look at what you might like to change and empower you to do so. It can feel good to be free of the burdens that you originally came in to counselling to address.
As an integrative counsellor I am able to use several different types of therapy, enabling me to have various approaches to suit different issues.
I currently work with adults and children in one to one sessions in schools in Kent (with Kent Counselling for Schools) and within my private practice in Sevenoaks. I also have experience in working at Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse), Eden Counselling and Place2Be in both primary and secondary schools and at a GP Practice.
I work with adults and young people in many settings. Within my private practice therapy sessions available are either in the comfort of the counselling room or outdoors with walk and talk therapy.
Wondering what walk and talk therapy is? Walk and talk therapy is something that I find to be very therapeutic with clients of all ages. Instead of sitting in front of your counsellor in a traditional therapy room, the counselling session takes place outdoors walking side by side.
It is counselling in motion, and it works because it is often more dynamic than a traditional indoor session. If you have felt stuck in therapy in the past, being physically active helps release some tensions and stimulates new thoughts and ideas. It is a metaphor for moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling
Training with Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
Working with Metaphor
Attachment Theory and Self Awareness
Working with Difference and Diversity
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
Helping Children Tell their Stories
Making Endings with Children
Certificate in Working with Family Systems
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 the following fee structure:
One to one individual counselling per 50 minute session: