Clare Ducker

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Exeter EX1 & Bridport DT6
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About me

Do you or your young person feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you finding it hard to cope with the demands of everyday life? Coming to see a counsellor is a brave step towards making a change. What if you felt calmer and more in control? What difference would that make? If any of this sounds familiar you may benefit from counselling.

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 client can help you move towards better ways of coping, improving self-confidence, self-worth and living a more fulfilling life.

Talking things through and being heard can often help, sometimes strategies and tools can also be helpful. Being creative is another way that I can offer a way to support you. Making sense of thoughts and behaviours can increase self-awareness, self-confidence and help to realise your potential.

I have experience of working with students and adults, navigating life’s challenges, helping to improve their sense of wellbeing. As a relational therapist, I aim to provide a safe space where clients’ past and current relationships can be explored, understood and improved. Key areas in which I work include concerns about depression, feeling sad, anxiety, difficulties with anger, self esteem and relationship problems.

Text or email to arrange an initial meeting.

If you would like a 15 minute call, please book an Introductory call.

Training, qualifications & experience

My degree BA(hons) was an Integrative Relational Psychotherapeutic course. Integrative meaning I can draw from many theoretical perspectives and experience, from a psychoanalytic train of thought to brief solution focussed work.  I also have a Post graduate diploma in Working with Young People. 

 I have worked for Relate working in secondary schools and colleges. I also had a private practice seeing adults. Other experience has been  for the Samaritans, supporting callers and volunteers. After the pandemic I worked for a third sector charity working with CAMHS referrals, including many neurodivergent young people and families. After moving to Dorset, I now work in private practice again with adults and young people.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

  • I offer the first session at £25.
  • Thereafter a 50 minute session is £50.
  • Some concessions are available.

When I work

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For online availability please ask.

For availability in Exeter please enquire.

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The premises in Exeter is not accessible to wheelchairs. The room is on the first floor accessed by stairs. The room in Bridport is wheelchair friendly, the toilet is on the first floor.