Clare Ducker BA (Hons) MBACP

Clare Ducker BA (Hons) MBACP




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About me

Coming to see a counsellor is a brave step towards making a change. I believe the potential is within you, but sometimes so hard to find or access. What do you want to be different? How do you want to be? Anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties and other issues that impact our mental health and sense of well-being, can be difficult to manage sometimes. Counselling is a form of healing, through a therapeutic relationship.

I offer you a caring and warm environment, to listen with respect to what you want to bring, in your own time. A place to share your thoughts and feelings, to express yourself and explore your difficulties and also your potential. I offer you a safe, supportive space, dedicated to you, where we can work together.

Initially we will explore your reason for coming for counselling and what you would like to use the time for. I would like to hear how things are for you now, from your perspective. By working together, therapy has the potential to open up new possibilities, gain increased self awareness and new ways of thinking. From personal experience, therapy has been a source of inspiration, change and comfort.

I am an Integrative, Relational Counsellor which means that I draw from a range of theoretical knowledge, including Humanistic, Psychodynamic approaches and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. This helps me adapt to your individual needs and I aim to engage in what is meaningful to you. The relationship that we have together, is instrumental in supporting and enabling you to make the changes to improve your life.

Please feel free to make contact without obligation by phone or email. I may not be able to answer the phone, but please leave a message or send me a text. I aim to respond within 24 hours. Your enquiry will be dealt in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (hons) Integrative -Relational Counselling. Middlesex University.
  • NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service).

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I have worked in a GP surgery and a sixth form in a secondary school.

I have also volunteered for the Samaritans for several years.

I am committed to ongoing learning and training in an exciting field.
To date –Mental Health awareness
Self harm
Relational trauma
Loss and Bereavement
Working with personality disorders
Working with children who have been affected by crime

I have regular supervision to support me and monitor my work. This ensures professional and ethical practice.

I am fully insured with professional indemnity insurance.

I currently work part-time for Relate as a Schools counsellor.

I am currently doing a Post Graduate Diploma on working with young people.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I appreciate that it is difficult to choose a counsellor so I offer an initial meeting for £30, to give you the opportunity to explore your reasons for coming to counselling and to see whether you would like to work with me.

Thereafter - £45 for 50 minutes.

Some concessions are available.

Further information

I work at the Guildford Institute on Monday mornings and all day on Fridays.

I work at the Fairfield Medical Centre in Bookham and have afternoon and Monday early evening appointments available.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU1
Leatherhead, KT23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Presently I am available Monday afternoon and evening at Bookham. I work in central Guildford on Monday mornings and all day on Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme