Clare d`Cantere

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Reg BACP Accredited
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Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BN
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello my name is Clare and thank you for looking at my entry. I studied an Integrative Counselling Diploma Course qualifying in 2008.This entailed looking at different counselling approaches, to be able to have the tools to work in a way that best suits each person.

I originally trained as a Registered Nurse, progressing to community work with adults, children, carers, bereaved families and Deaf work.  I have also encountered my own life experiences along the way, which has made me the person I am today to understand and support people who may be finding life a bit overwhelming and difficult to manage.

I am a British Sign Language signer and working with Deaf people has increased my knowledge and experience of effective communication.

The beauty of counselling for me and why it works, is that you as a client get to have those 50 minutes of time every week specifically for you. This is a time where you can safely voice anything you want to without fear of causing upset and offence to the outside world and without feeling judged or criticised.

I work generically, working together with whatever issues or concerns you need to talk about regardless of your age, gender, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or your specific personal values.

It can feel awkward at first talking to a stranger but with time we will get to know each other, bringing a sense of relief that it was not as stressful or awkward as you thought it might be.

We also discuss in the initial assessment how you feel about attending for a short or longer period of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member BACP                                     BACP                   Current
Certified Accredited Member BACP                       BACP                   2012
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling    CPCAB                 2008
Certificate Foundation Course in Counselling       SCORN                 2003

BSL NVQ Level 3                                                  CACDP                 2006
BSL Pre Level 3                                                    CACDP                 2005

Courses Attended

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Certificate Couples Counselling
Certificate Working with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Certificate in Brief Therapy Assessment &Treatment
Certificate Sexual Abuse
Certificate Post Natal Depression
Certificate Assessment Training
Appropriate Adult to young people in police custody

Additional Specialist areas:-

Premature Birth
Carer’s Role and Issues
Long Term Health Issues including MS, Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Stroke
People with Disabilities caused by Head Injury or Illness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I offer a half price £20.00 assessment fee for the initial assessment meeting prior to commencing counselling.

Sessions £40.00 Daytime
              £45.00 Evenings

I will consider discounts in genuine cases of hardship

When I work

Face to Face counselling Fridays daytime. Telephone Counselling evenings

Further information

Transport Details
On site parking
10 - 15 minutes walk from Purley Train Station 500 metres distance
Bus routes 60,166, 407, 466

Christ Church Purley, Counselling Rooms, 861 - 863 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Clare d`Cantere
Clare d`Cantere