Clare Buchanan

South Croydon, Greater London, CR2
07921 618108 07921 618108
South Croydon, Greater London, CR2

About me

Welcome! My aim as your counsellor is to provide you with a safe and accepting space in which we can explore the reasons that bring you to counselling, and work together to bring you to a place of healing, growth and restoration. My integrative approach draws on different ideas and strategies, allowing flexibility to suit the needs of the individual. I will work with you to set goals and allow you to set your own pace. I am a member of the Creative Counsellors Association and can bring creative approaches into the sessions, inviting different forms of reflection that can be gentle, playful and challenging.

I offer a warm, friendly welcome to people of all ages and backgrounds. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor, and I have worked with young people in a number of different capacities for over 25 years. I am also a practicing Christian. I aim to support you to reflect on your current life, past experiences and future hopes, making changes that lead to a deeper fulfilment and positive future.

I would love to hear from you if you would like to find out more about how we could work together. I offer a free initial session, in which we would get to know each other, and we can discuss what brings you to counselling and answer any questions you may have about the way I work. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, level 5
  • Jt Hons Degree in Psychology and English Literature
  • Ongoing CPD

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a professional association for members of the counselling professions. As a member, I am committed to working in accordance with the BACP's ethical framework, which ensures that at all times I am working in your best interest. I adhere to their strict code of ethics and I have regular supervision.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


Individual Session: £40+

Concessions: £30

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid19, I am currently only offering online sessions, using Zoom.

South Croydon
Greater London

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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.

Wheelchair user access


I currently have availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I have some flexibility around timings, so contact me for more details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Clare Buchanan

Clare Buchanan