Clare Hamilton

BA Hons Dip PC MNCS (Accred)
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19
Registered / Accredited

About me

I can offer confidential supportive counselling for a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma and abuse. I work in Midlothian and can offer daytime or evening appointment times.

I am a Registered Member of NCS, and I hold a Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC). I work therapeutically with clients from 18+ years mainly from a Person Centred perspective, however, Cognitive Behavioural and psychodynamic Therapies are integrated as and when required. In addition to face-to-face counselling I can also offer a range of access opportunities for counselling Including over the telephone

I offer short/fixed-term counselling as well as long term counselling. I can offer sessions on a weekly basis to clients.

I have worked closely with individuals for over 3 years and aim to make all clients feel welcome, supported and acknowledged in my private premises in Midlothian.

You can contact me either by telephone or email, I will reply by email or telephone to discuss your situation in more detail. I will also explain the counselling process. You are under no obligation at this point, so please consider whether counselling is going to be right for you before you make any further commitment.

Attending an Initial consultation is the next step. Here we take the time to explore your difficulties in more depth, consider your concerns and answer your questions. I will then explain how I plan to work with your particular concern.


Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I also hold a BA hons Degree in Psychology and Media as well as Higher National Certificates in both Counselling and Social Sciences.

I have also undertaken specialised training in working with trauma and in particular victims of sexual abuse.

I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and am bound by their Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to their Professional Conduct Procedure.

I also meet NCS's requirements for supervision of my work with clients, and undertake Continuing Professional Development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

I charge £40 per 50 minute sessions.

There are concessions made for students and unemployed where the fee is £25 per 50 minute session.

Availability

I am available daily, including evenings and weekends

Further information

Why counselling?
Many people come to counselling to address problems resulting from distressful events in early life, often these distressful events continue to make an impact on present day living.

Have you ever wondered why you drink too much, find it difficult to ask for what you want or do you keep making the same relationship mistakes over and over again?

Poor relationships, bereavement, divorce, lack of confidence and feelings of low self esteem, stress, hopelessness, anger and depression are just some of the things that can make life difficult to cope with.

What can counselling do?
Counselling is a two-way process which can lead to sustainable change in the your life and in turn a more fulfilling life.

Counselling can make all the difference, by providing a safe place to explore and express feelings such as pain, resentment, misunderstanding and confusion experienced through these stressful events.

Through the counselling process you can learn to understand and make sense of these feelings and to develop an awareness of how your emotions can be understood, managed and displayed appropriately.

How to make an Appointment?
Making that first step towards an appointment be very difficult, as the realisation you need help can be quite distressing in itself. However I try to make the process as straight-forward as possible.

You can contact me either by telephone or email, I will reply by email or telephone to discuss your situation in more detail. I will also explain the counselling process. You are under no obligation at this point, so please consider whether counselling is going to be right for you before you make any further commitment.

Attending an Initial consultation is the next step. Here we take the time to explore your difficulties in more depth, consider your concerns and answer your questions. I will then explain how I plan to work with your particular concern.

If you believe my particular approach will be of benefit to you and we decide to go ahead, a regular appointment time will be agreed and a contract prepared and signed by both of us.

Bonnyrigg
Midlothian
EH19

Type of session

In person
Phone
Clare Hamilton

Clare Hamilton