Dr Clare Mansfield
I am a warm, approachable, mature psychotherapist, who will engage fully with whatever issues you bring. Clients come to me with many different problems: some have anxiety and may be experiencing panic attacks or symptoms of OCD; some have suffered loss or trauma; some are struggling with relationships; some feel depressed and unfulfilled; some simply feel stuck. I believe that by offering a confidential space and the rare opportunity for real attention to be paid to the individual, psychotherapy can help. Central to my work is the actual relationship I have with my clients: I offer a non-judgemental, supportive context, where any thoughts and feelings can be brought into the room and safely explored together.
My training is in integrative psychotherapy: to me, this is both about integrating different psychotherapeutic approaches and helping a client to integrate the different parts of themselves. For all of us, the past influences the present, and exploring this can often be instrumental in moving forward to a more fulfilling life, and a greater sense of being alive.
I am registered (under the name Dr Margaret Clare Mansfield) with AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitalityhealth private medical insurance.
I also, with my brother, Tim Mansfield, facilitate one-off QUAD sessions for couples who are seeking to resolve a choice or problem they are facing. For more information, see http://www.quadsessions.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist as well as a counselling psychologist, with a professional doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Before training in psychotherapy I worked for many years in qualitative research, in both the social and commercial sectors, specialising in health and sensitive topics and audiences. As well as offering short and longer-term therapy for private clients I work in a GP practice in North London.
I have a doctorate (DCPsych) in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and a clinical diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from the Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University, and a BSc in Psychology from London University. I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a member of the Metanoia Institute. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (under Margaret Clare Mansfield, registration number PYL35962).
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evening, early morning and daytime sessions.