Clare d`Cantere Reg BACP Accredited

Clare d`Cantere  Reg BACP Accredited

Christ Church Purley
Counselling Rooms
861 - 863 Brighton Road

07982 743989

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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

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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

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Purley, CR8 2BN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Face to Face counselling Fridays daytime. Telephone Counselling evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme