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Clare Lackenby, BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling. Registered member of the BACP

Peterlee, Durham, SR8 2QJ
07376 334 372 07376 334 372

About me

Hi there, first of all I would like to say thank you for taking a look at my profile. My name is Clare and I am an all round eclectic counsellor who is passionate about supporting people on their counselling journey. At Future Phoenix Counselling I offer clients a safe place for exploration and transformation. I see counselling as a process of discovery of our real authentic Self. A journey towards living your life to its full potential.

Working as an eclectic counsellor basically means that I use different elements of counselling theory to create an exploratory way of working with clients. I work with clients’ present day experience, using a wide range of creative methods to allow deeper discovery and understanding of self.

As a counsellor for me the experience of seeing a person walk away lighter, freer, and excited to live their own personal journey after healing from wounds, disorders, and obstacles in their path is so rewarding. There is nothing better than seeing a client being alleviated from emotional, psychological, spiritual or relational pain.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a BA (Hons) degree in counselling. I have professional registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and undertaken the specialist CRUSE Bereavement training programme.

Additionally I hold certificates from Courses I have undertaken which include:

  • Awareness in bereavement care foundation course level 2.
  • Growing around grief and the implications in practice.
  • Understanding autism.
  • Working with binge eating and emotional overeating.
  • Understanding children’s development level 4.
  • Treating generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks.
  • Introduction to gestalt.
  • Certificate of higher education in care level 4.
  • Working with differences and diversity.
  • Hidden harm training.
  • Helping children tell their stories.
  • Children’s emotional wellbeing.
  • Safeguarding children and adults.
  • Working with metaphors.
  • Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor.
  • Introducing creative media into your therapeutic practice.
  • I hold an advanced DBS in children and vulnerable adults.

I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I receive regular clinical supervision and I am always committed to my continuous professional and personal development.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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£35 for Individual Therapy - per 50 min session

£45 for Couple Therapy - per 50 min session

Concessions are available, please enquire.

Please feel free to call or email me for a free initial conversation and to book our first consultation: We begin with an assessment appointment to explore how suitable counselling is for you and for you to see if we are fit for each other. We then can decide together how to fit session and times to suit your needs.

Future Phoenix Counselling
Novus Business Centre
Judson Road
North West Industrial Estate

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Opening times are: Monday 9am – 8pm Tuesday 9am – 8pm Wednesday 9am – 8pm Thursday 9am – 8pm Friday 9am – 8pm Saturday 9am – 2pm Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Clare Lackenby, BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling. Registered member of the BACP

Clare Lackenby, BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling. Registered member of the BACP