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Hello, my name is Clare and I am an integrative counsellor. So, what does that mean? Well, I underpin my support with various different theories with the main ones being Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Brief Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Attachment Theory and Creative Theory. I will 'fit' my approach and support to 'fit' my client. We are all individuals and as such my support will adjust to 'fit' the individual.
I am also very excited to be able to offer therapy outside in nature whether that is walking talking together or taking a seat somewhere or both. The benefits to our well-being whilst spending time outside is very well documented and I know for some clients having their therapy sessions outside is a better 'fit' for them. I do of course also offer counselling in an office, online and by telephone as well.
I also like to offer creative interventions during therapy if this is something that a client would like to use or try. Some clients find using creative techniques as a more accessible medium to explore their thoughts and emotions.
So, who am I? Well, I trained as a counsellor whilst serving in the Army qualifying in 2012 and was able to afford support to many service personnel and their families. I am passionate about Veterans and Service Personnel being able to access appropriate support for their needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am an accredited member of the BACP, including the BACP accredited voluntary register and I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice which underpins my work. My work has been accredited by the BACP, this is a well recognised and valued quality status for practitioners that recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development.
As well as my private practice, I also work as a counsellor in a local college, where as well as counselling individual students, I also write and facilitate group work on subjects such as anxiety, exam stress, self-esteem, self-harm and low mood. So as well as working with adults of all ages; I have a specific wealth of experience with young adult issues and I hold a current DBS certificate.
In addition to my counselling work, I have worked as a lecturer within a local college, where I have used my experience and knowledge to teach CPCAB counselling qualifications to adult learners.
I am also a qualified Life Coach which enable me to be able to afford a Coaching/Counselling experience if this is something which you feel may be beneficial to your needs.
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
I completed all four years of counselling training at Farnborough College of Technology, and my Diploma was awarded by the University of Surrey.
Additional CPD training and Workshops
- Talking Therapy outside in Nature
- Integrating Creative Work in Therapy
- Advanced Couple Work/Attachment Patterns in Couple Work
- Adult Attachments and Relationships
- Trauma and the Body Work
- Life Coaching Advanced Training
- Mental Health First Aid
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual 50 minutes Counselling Appointment (walking talking outside in nature, office, online or telephone) £45.00
Couples 50 minutes Counselling Appointment (office) £60.00
Individual 50 minutes Life Coaching Appointment (office) £45.00
When I work