Clare Ducker BA (Hons) MBACP

Clare Ducker BA (Hons) MBACP


Guildford Institute
Ward Street

07969 660130

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About me

I am an Psycho-therapeutic Relational Counsellor and I help adults and young people who suffer with issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties and other issues that impact our mental health and sense of well-being. When life is difficult and challenging, it can be hard to cope, leading to distress and confusion. Talking with an empathetic counsellor can offer support with what you’re struggling with.

Coming to see a counsellor is a brave step towards making a change. I believe the potential is within you, but sometimes hard to find or access. Counselling is a form of healing and I believe the relationship between a therapist and counsellor can help you move towards living a more fulfilling life, improve self confidence and self worth.

Talking therapeutically with a caring, empathetic, committed professional can help you to understand things more clearly or to see issues from a different perspective.  I offer you a caring and safe environment, to listen with respect to what you want to bring. A place dedicated to you, to share your thoughts and feelings in confidence, where we can work together to explore possibilities.

My training enables me to 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 support you in working towards your well being.  The relationship that we have together, is instrumental in supporting and enabling you to make the changes that you want.

I have a special interest in working with teenagers and young people (13 yrs+) and building a genuine, trusting and caring relationship is at the core of my work. I am passionate about enhancing the wellbeing  young people and teenagers.  Key areas in which I work include concerns about depression and feelings of sadness, anxiety, difficulties with anger, self-esteem and relationship problems.

My practice is in Central Guildford and near Dorking.

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.
  • PG Diploma on Working with Young People
  • NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.

Continued Professional Development.

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                                                            Working with gender                                                                                                              Shame

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

I hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

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

Regular supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice.


I work for Relate as a Schools counsellor.

Work in a GP surgery and a sixth form in a secondary school.

Samaritans - suicide and emotional despair.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are £50.00 and last for 50 minutes, they are usually held on a weekly basis.

Initial exploratory meetings are £35.00

Further information

My practice is in two locations:-

The Guildford Institute in Central Guildford, within easy access of the train station and buses.

Holmwood, with free parking.

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH5
Guildford, GU1 4LH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

The Guildford Institute is wheelchair friendly.


Please enquire about availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme