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About me

As a qualified, experienced counsellor and integrative psychotherapist, I can offer you a professional, confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your problems and difficulties. I believe I am approachable and am deeply committed to my work.

I place importance on our relationships, both with others and with ourselves. For I believe that relationships can be the source of psychological distress and can also promote growth and healing.

My practice is based upon my belief that each person is a unique individual and in therapy no "one size fits all". I therefore use an integrative approach drawing on many different theoretical models according to each individual's needs. I believe that by developing a deeper understanding of ourselves it is possible to make changes in our lives. Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist can provide a unique opportunity to explore, gain understanding and make these significant, long lasting changes.


I offer short term counselling as well as providing longer term psychotherapy and as such I work with individuals either for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis.

Please visit my website www.claremanuel.co.uk for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with extensive experience, I have been working with clients for the past 9 years in my own private practice.   I offer clients for both short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy.

In the past I have worked in the NHS offering short term counselling in GPs surgeries.

For over 8 years I offered long term psychotherapy in a specialist agency working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma.

My qualifications include:-

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Supervision

PGCE.

I place great importance in furthering my own knowledge in order to better help my clients. To this end I 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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.

BACP

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).

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

UK Council for 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).

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

Therapies offered

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

Fees

Additional information

My standard fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.

I allow an hour for an initial session, for which I still charge £50. There is no obligation to make any further commitment at the end of this initial session. You may wish to book another session or take time to reflect on your decision.


If you would like to explore the possibility of working with me or have any questions, please contact me to discuss your needs. If I am unable to speak to you immediately, I will endeavour to return your call within one working day.


Further information

My practice is in Drayton, within easy reach of Portsmouth, Chichester, Waterlooville, Fareham and Petersfield .

Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

I regard supervision as being an important space for practitioners to explore their work with clients and also develop professionally and personally.

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Clare Manuel MSc. BSc (Hons) Psych. UKCP. MBACP.

Clare Manuel MSc. BSc (Hons) Psych. UKCP. MBACP.