Clare d`Cantere Reg BACP Accredited
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
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:-
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a half price £20.00 assessment fee for the initial assessment meeting prior to commencing counselling.
Sessions £40.00 Daytime
I will consider discounts in genuine cases of hardship
Face to Face counselling Fridays daytime. Telephone Counselling evenings
On site parking
10 - 15 minutes walk from Purley Train Station 500 metres distance
Bus routes 60,166, 407, 466