Clare Courtney

Clare Courtney

7 Gaylard Buildings
Court Road
Bridgend
CF31 1BD

Thornhill
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

02920 750406 / 07971 017537

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7 Gaylard Buildings
Court Road
Bridgend
CF31 1BD

Thornhill
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

02920 750406 / 07971 017537

About me

I am a counsellor who is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. I work empathically and I am interested in the holistic being of a client. Working from home I can offer a safe, private, confidential and non-judgemental space for my client to discuss the challenging areas in their life. I aim to create an environment for my client that enables them to gain my trust.

As I am on the learning pathway to become family therapist I am in training as a couples counsellor and can work with any combination of couple, i.e. mother & daughter etc.

My approach is systemic, which means recognising that we are always part of a wider group and that everything in our social lives is connected through our relationships and how we communicate with others.

As a practitioner of Mindfulness I can introduce, when applicable, with my clients agreement, several guided meditation practices that they may find useful in times of stress.

Counselling sessions will last for 55 minutes, the number of which will be dependent on how my client is making progress. The first meeting is a consultation assessment and is at a reduced price. The first session/consultation, is for my client and I to decide if we are each others "best fit".

Training, qualifications & experience

Systemic counselling degree Bsc (Hons).

7 years experience in education providing emotional support for pupils, working with families and teaching Mindfulness to students and staff.

Counsellor at Ty Elis Counselling Service Porthcawl

Counsellor at YCS Counselling Service Bridgend and Cardiff

School counsellor

Currently a Volunteer Counsellor at Mental Health Matters in Bridgend.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Following my degree I have continued my studies at the Family Institute at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd and completed my first year of my post graduate's degree in Systemic Practice and Psychotherapy. As of September 2018 I will be counselling whilst being supervised observing and working with couples and families.

My counselling room is at ground floor level with a separate entrance to the rest of the home with ensuite facilities. It has an easy access for cars with courtyard and drive available for parking right up to the door, if need be.

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Fees

Counselling £40 hour * First session £30

Counselling for trainee counsellors £30 hour *First session £25

Couples counselling £35

Further information

I am a Level 3 Practitioner in Reiki which can used it in conjunction with counselling.This is only offered at my clients request. Sometimes when a client appears "stuck" or  blocked in some way it can help to incorporate Reiki into a session. When using Reiki people find that they relax and become more aware of what they are feeling this can be constructive in moving a session forward. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can promote healing.

Trained to teach children and adults in Mindfulness.

Maps & Directions

Bridgend, CF31 1BD
Cardiff, CF14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Weekdays and evenings. 10AM - 7PM. Not available week ends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples