Clare Gibbs MBACP (Registered)
Living in the rat race of life isn't always easy. Some choices we have to make are difficult and can become overwhelming; causing anxiety, exhaustion and feelings we are unsure how to handle.
Everyone is different in how they deal with life, even though we may have experienced the same things such as the death of a family member, we all react differently. My aim is to work with you to understand how you're feeling and offer you support in a confidential environment.
Friends and family sometimes think they have the answers, offering advice and having opinions based on their own experiences. Sometimes it's having an ear that won't judge, interrupt or tell you what to do.
You know your life better than anyone, I am here to listen to you, giving you a safe place to have your time and work through it together.
I use a collaborate and compassionate approach enabling you to manage difficult thoughts and feelings empowering you to take back control of your life.
I work Integratively, combining various therapeutic approaches to tailor an intervention to your specific wishes and needs. Through our work together you can develop your own coping mechanisms, take away a toolbox of useful techniques and enhance your confidence to deal with what comes your way in future.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Diploma Counselling Skills
Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Registered member of BACP
Experience of working in a GP setting
Ongoing Continued Professional Development
I have worked in a number of different settings covering a range of topics such as loss, anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, work stress and relationship issues.
I have experience of working with people who have been involved with or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Most were drinking to cover up traumas they have suffered, it was my aim to support them with their addiction and how to come to terms wiith their past, being with them on their journey to be themselves again without substances.
This has taught me a lot in my career and certainly helped me along the way to become a qualified counsellor.
I have attended many courses on drug and alcohol addiction, mental health/Dual diagnosis, suicide, safeguarding and many more.
I have a genuine passion in wanting to support people in difficult times creating a warm and pleasant environment to talk in.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a free 30 minute consultation where we can have a chat to see if we get on and to make sure you feel comfortable and then it would be £35 per session, £25 to students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently available Tuesdays and Thursdays although I can be flexible at present.
Types of client