Clare-Marie Keel Dip Therapeutic counselling MBACP
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Please note during the corona virus I am happy to offer sessions by video call, online apps or by telephone. I see couples or clients from the age of 16 and upwards
I am a fully qualified, registered and insured counsellor who sees individual clients from the age of 16 years old and upwards as well as couples. I am a registered member of ‘The BACP’ (British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an Accredited member of ‘The National Counselling Society. I have an up to date DBS which means I have gone through rigorous police checks to work with vulnerable adults.
I set up in private practise when we moved to Fareham as previous to that I had spent many years volunteering for various charities prior, during and after my counselling training, this gave me valuable experiences around issues such as bereavement, relationship break up and severe mental health. I use a combination of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ and ‘Person Centred therapy’ so I go with what feels right for the client.
I am able to offer appointments before office hours, during office hours and some evening’s appointments. I have off street parking and my therapy room is on ground level, I have been told by clients that they find the room very relaxing and non-clinical as I wanted to offer a space that felt safe, tranquil and calming.
Some client’s issues are personal to them and affecting the individual in moving on, 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.
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.
CLIENTS SEE ME IN THERAPY FOR MANY REASONS INCLUDING:
Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem Bereavement and Loss, Anger Issues, Stress, Relationship Issues, Body image, Sexuality, Eating disorders, OCD, Addictions, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Post-traumatic stress, Personal development, Health related issues, Women's issues, Redundancy, Work related issues and many other life situations
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 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.
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 also have an 'Advanced Certificate In Life Coaching'. I studied for this as I feel issues such as Low self-esteem, Low Self-Worth, Lack of Valuing Oneself, Stress, Feeling Lost or Stuck in Life, etc. are all becoming more wide spread due to the pressures and life styles we now have. So by having these skills I can assist my clients even more to move forward with their life in a more positive and healthier way.
Life can sometimes be quite challenging and throw up all sorts of dilemmas; counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. I feel many of us need assistance or support at some point in our lives and sometimes speaking to friends or family may not be enough as they may be too personally involved with us. It is during these times I am able to support you through counselling.
Painful experiences from the past, difficulties in the present and fears about the future may hinder our ability to find and achieve satisfaction. Counselling can help people with feelings of loneliness, confidence issues, anger management, relationship problems, addiction, loss and bereavement and many other dilemmas that we face in life.
ABOUT MY PRACTICE
My practice in Fareham offers a safe confidential environment where together we will work out the right approach for you whether that be long or short term therapy. It is very non clinical and I have been told it is calming, tranquil and soothing. I am within easy access to transport links and have onsite parking. Areas I cover include Fareham, Stubbington, Whiteley, Wickham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Titchfield and I welcome clients from outside these areas.
Please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07984 138277 or 01329 482184 and I will be happy to answer any queries you may have
LOCATION, PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY
I have onsite parking for those coming by car, and for those coming by public transport my practice is close to Fareham train station and on the local bus route.
My therapy room is on ground floor level.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Mindfulness Practitioner Course Level I, II, III & Master
- Mental Health and Young People Certificate
- Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
- Professional Counselling Grief and Bereavement Diploma
- Professional Relationship Counselling Diploma
- Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching (recognized by The National Counselling Society)
- 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.
I am a Registered member of the BACP and as such abide by their ethical framework.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I have a great deal of experience in working with loss and bereavement, I undertook extra training in this field as it is an area I have great interest in. To experience a loss can have a detrimental effect on an individual’s well-being. Loss can also cover the loss of relationship, work, independence and various other life events. Over the years I have worked for a charity that specialises in this area to which I gained extensive knowledge.
I also have 'An Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching' which I feel is really beneficial in supporting my clients in improving their lives even more.
I feel counselling should be available to all that are in need of an empathetic listener so I do try and keep my fees at a reasonable rate:
Individual counselling : £35.00 per session
Relationship counselling : £45.00 per session
Telephone Counselling: £35.00 per session
Online Counselling: £35.00 per session