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About me

Welcome my name is Clare-Marie, I want to start by saying it is perfectly natural to feel anxious about taking that first step in having counselling.

To open up about your difficulties takes a lot of courage so please be rest assured I will do all I can to make you feel at ease by offering you a safe place to talk over your worries.

In the counselling session I will work warmly and sensitively to support you in moving forward with your life.

My approach is caring, empathic and about building a trusting relationship so you feel listened to. I see individuals and adults from the age of 16 upwards.

You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy as I can assist you to make positive changes in your life.

After qualifying as a counsellor, I trained to be a Life Coach as I feel this benefits the client greatly with moving on.

Some of the many issues that I can support you with are anxiety, depression, feeling sad, bereavement, social anxiety, low self-esteem/confidence, family issues, relationship problems, trauma, phobias, feeling stuck, stress etc

I am an Accredited member of The National Counselling Society as well as being on The BACP Register of qualified counsellors. Please do contact me further if you have any questions. 

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

As well as working with individuals I have a keen interest in working with couples to improve their relationships. I have carried out extra training in relationship counselling as this was one of the chosen modules during my counselling studies. It gave me a good grounding and understanding of the dilemmas couples struggle with. I have a keen interest in how couples can improve their relationship by supporting them unravel the issues that appear to be causing the discord in the hope they can have a more harmonious relationship.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

This also is an area that I am also passionate about as I have carried out extensive training in loss and grief and volunteered for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor for many years. When we hear the word loss, we often associate this with a bereavement, but loss can include the breakdown of relationships, losing our independence, unemployment, declining health etc. so it can cover a wide range of difficulties that we encounter throughout our lives. It can be a very tough journey to be on so I will support you every step of the way with empathy and compassion.

As my work is online I am able to cover the whole of the UK.

Why I became a counsellor?

Before I became a counsellor, I spent many years working in the care sector, this included working within palliative care, secure mental health units, elderly care, education learning disabilities etc. Through gaining this experience it became apparent how those who were struggling with everyday life really needed someone to listen to them in a safe non-judgmental empathetic environment which made me look at a career in counselling. I have also been through various experiences in my own life that I feel has made me want to turn these experiences in to positive ones by assisting those that are going through challenging times.

How I work

I use a combination of 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’, 'Person Centred therapy' and ‘Life Coaching’ but more importantly I go with what feels right for the client. My approach involves offering direction as I feel as well as listening and exploring what the client is going through it helps to move the client on by using some direction.

Clients I work with

I work with clients from the age of 16 years and upwards

In addition to this, I also offer couples counselling to those that may be undergoing problems within their relationship as well as couples who wish to look at ways in ending their relationship more amicably which is extremely helpful if there are children involved.

I am happy to offer a free 15-minute video or telephone call for you to ask me any questions you may have and to get a feel of how I work. I find this also helps the initial session feel less daunting for new clients as well as more of an understanding of how counselling works

Reasons why clients may seek counselling

  • Anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Life Changing Events
  • Bereavement
  • Work Place Issues
  • Illness
  • Loneliness
  • Addiction
  • Miscarriage
  • Communication Issues
  • Trust Issues
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Panic Attacks
  • Life Changes
  • Anger Issues
  • Family issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Confidence Issues
  • Feeling sad

Getting in touch...

Please feel free to contact me today. You can click here to send me an email or telephone 07984 138277 or 01329 483329 and I will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
  • On line and Telephone Counselling Certificate
  • Professional Relationship Counselling Diploma
  • Level 3 Award in Adolescent Depression
  • Level 3 Award in Mental Health and Young People
  • Professional Counselling Grief and Bereavement
  • Diploma Mindfulness Practitioner Course Level I, II, III & Master
  • Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching
  • ASCENTIS, Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Bereavement and Loss Certificate
  • Supporting People with Mental Health Certificate
  • Health and Social care Certificate
  • Death and Dying Certificate
  • Cruse: Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Counselling level One Certificate
  • Introduction to Counselling Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education

Extra training

I have carried out extensive training in loss and grief and worked for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor for many years. When we hear the word loss we often associate this with a bereavement, but loss can include the breakdown of relationships, losing our independence, unemployment, declining health etc. so it can cover a wide range of difficulties that we encounter throughout our lives.

I am also a qualified ‘Life Coach ’which is added skills that I can bring to my practice to help you move on.

Organisations I belong to:

  • Registered member of ‘The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’
  • Accredited member of ‘The National Counselling Society’
  • A Member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).

As such I abide by their ethical framework.

As well as my counselling qualifications I have also qualified as a ‘Life Coach’. I feel in having my ‘Life Coaching’ qualification I am able to offer my clients extra support and empowerment in moving forward.

I have an up to date DBS which means I have gone through rigorous police checks to work with vulnerable adults. I am fully insured and work all over the UK

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As well as my counselling qualifications I have also qualified as a ‘Life Coach’. I feel in having my ‘Life Coaching’ qualification I am able to offer my clients extra support and empowerment in moving forward.

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Additional information

I am happy to offer a free 15-minute video or telephone call for you to ask me any questions you may have and to get a feel of how I work. I find this also helps the initial session feel less daunting for new clients as well as more of an understanding of how counselling works 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available to do online video counselling and telephone counselling

Further information

Before I became a counsellor I spent many years working in the care sector, this included working within palliative care, secure mental health units, elderly care and education etc. Through gaining this experience it became apparent how those who were struggling with everyday life really needed someone to listen to them in a safe non-judgmental empathetic environment which made me look at a career in counselling. I have also been through various experiences in my own life that I feel has made me want to turn these experiences in to positive ones by assisting those that are going through challenging times.

Individual Counselling

Some client's issues are personal to them and affecting the individual in moving on and leading a happier life. This could be for a variety of reasons such as life changes, family issues, depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem or OCD etc. We will explore your issues together; every client is different so I will work in a way that is centred round your uniqueness.

Couples Counselling

Some couples can reach a stage in their relationship where issues begin to arise, this may be for a variety of reasons such as Communication Problems, Intimacy Issues, Trust difficulties, Concerns round step/blended families etc. By talking through these concerns with someone that will remain non-judgmental and impartial, it can support you in ways of how to deal with the dilemmas experienced and so hopefully help the relationship move on.

Employee Assistance Programme

I have experience of working with companies that signpost their employees to me for counselling through the workplace.

I am happy to offer sessions by video chat, or by telephone.

Contact details

Please feel free to email me or telephone 07984 138277 or 01329 483329 and I will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

Fareham, Hampshire, PO15

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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