Clare Connolly

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Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7DN
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About me

I am in my mid 40s and have been a registered counsellor since 2016. Since 2014 I have worked for Hertfordshire County Council for their Safeguarding Out of Hours Service. I also work with a local drug and alcohol service, counselling for addiction issues and their extremely diverse causes. I am part of a team that aids clients through their recovery.

I also work from home in a purpose built conservatorŷ, where my clients can feel comfortable and able to talk about whatever is causing discomfort in the present, dipping into their past where necessary.

Training, qualifications & experience

diploma in hypnotherapy

Merit in Foundation Art and Design - specialising in Photography

diploma In psychotherapeutic Counselling

Advanced Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling

advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling

Level 2 certificate in understanding nutrition and heath

arts therapy for self healing and self exploration

gestalt therapy further certificate

Also training to achieve basic sign language qualification

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

We are also currently training a therapy dog for anyone who may find that comforting.


Additional information

Initial consultation £35 then £50 each session from there as agreed after initial consultation.

When I work

Most afternoons and evening including saturdays

Further information

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and had considered training to be an MS counsellor . So When I was suddenly made redundant in 2012, I decided I would use it as a opportunity to train and realise that dream.

My illness puts me in a unique position as I have personal experiences of the feeling of anxiety, depression, bereavement and self-esteem encountered by people with many illnesses, as well MS.

MS is a very individual driven illness where what works for one, may not translate to the many. I work with clients to create their own person therapy. Using my multi-model training we are able, together, to build a unique and individual therapy that fits your current need.

My other interests include painting, photography, gardening and rugby. (watching that is not playing),as not quite fit enough for that right now!

109 Tamworth Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7DN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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my therapy rooms are on the ground floor and excessable through a gate. Although there is a small step Ramps can be arranged if needed. There is a small toilet on this level as well.

Clare Connolly
Clare Connolly