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. Being heard, understood and valued by another person can help to unlock our potential to change and grow. 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 tailor my approach drawing on different elements of specific therapies such as person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT. As all people are unique the therapy will be tailored to suit your personality and preferences.
I run a private practice in Sevenoaks where I see adults and young people. In addition to my private practice I am the Lead Counsellor in a primary and two secondary schools in Kent. This is with Kent Counselling for Schools (KCS) and in this role I work on a 1 -1 basis and with groups.
I have previous experience in working in the NHS at a GP practice, Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse), Eden Counselling and Place2Be in both primary and secondary schools.
My key motivation as a counsellor is to see people thrive and live life to the full. I have an enduring hope in the capacity of human beings to change and heal.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
Certificate in Working with Family Systems
I also attend many CPD courses each year, some of these include:
Training with Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse)
Borderline Personality Disorder
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
Working with Eating Disorders
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: