Clare Gridley registered MBACP
At some point in our lives we all need someone to listen to us, to really hear what we are saying. Practicing as an integrative therapist I have a variety of modalities I am able to call upon in our work together which ensures we work in a way that is best for you.
I believe that you have the answers, that you are the expert in your own life and that my role is to support you in finding your way back to a happier path, to understanding your life and who you really are. I will provide you with a safe, confidential and supporting environment whilst gently challenging you to look at things from new perspectives.
Whatever your needs I will be by your side on your journey, Warm Wishes Clare
Training, qualifications & experience
**Update: Due to the latest guidelines issued by the government, sessions will now be offered via FaceTime/Skype/Zoom or other appropriate/approved app by the BACP**
I am trained in working with trauma, specifically rape and sexual abuse (this includes young people). I can work with both post and pre-trial clients.
I specialise in supporting anxiety. I run workshops and presentation at local services encouraging; Understanding, Normalising and Managing anxiety (in both children and adults).
Approved CPCAB Tutor of Levels 2 & Level 3 - Farnborough College Of Technology Lecturer in Counselling.
Thames Valley Police approved Counsellor supporting Victims of crime.
Royal Windsor and Maidenhead approved advocate - providing a voice for young people.
Experience and CPD training to Date:
- Working with Autism
- School transitions - Junior to Senior
- Understanding the teenage brain
- Living with Self Harm
- Body Dysmorphia Disorder
- Working with Bipolar Disorder
- Working Creatively with young people
- Transactional Analysis
- NLP & EFT and introduction
- Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders
- Psychosexual Training
- Safeguarding (Both adults and children)
- Pre-Trial Therapy Training
- Experience and training in working with Trauma, Rape & Sexual Abuse (young people)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per 50 minute session
Payment can be made via online transfer and must be made at least 24 hours prior to your session.
Cash payments can be made at the beginning of each session.
Cancellation notice must be given 48 hours before your session, where this is not provided a 50% cancellation fee will be payable, less than 24 hours notice is likely to require payment in full.
Concessions offered for
I am a firm believer that the relationship between therapist and client is paramount. In order to truly get the most out of your sessions it is so important that you are working with someone whom you both connect with and trust.
If you are the parent of a young person please know that I will ensure your young person knows how important this is, along with ensuring that they know I will only work with them if they are wanting to, and choosing to, attend the sessions.