Clare-Marie Keel

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Therapy to cope with life's issues
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A warm welcome my name is Clare-Marie, at times life can be so challenging leaving us feeling overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress etc. Our self-esteem could be at an all-time low and we may struggle with how to manage those raw emotions. This may be down to grief, family issues, emotional abuse, low confidence/self-esteem, life changes etc. I can work with you in unravelling those thoughts and feelings that continue to ruminate and drag you do so you feel heard and validated. My approach is mainly person centred so full of warmth and empathy whilst combing CBT.

Clients I work with

I work with  adolescents, adults and couples

Getting in touch

You can click here to send me an email or telephone 07984 138277 and I will be happy to answer any queries you may have. As my work is online, I am able to cover the whole of the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
  • Online 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 and research in to Highly Sensitive People, Loss and Bereavement and Emotional Abuse

Organisations I belong to:

Accredited member of ‘The National Counselling Society’

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.

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 into positive ones by assisting those that are going through challenging times.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life Coach


£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

Individual counselling: £40.00 per session

Relationship counselling: £50.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available to do online video counselling and telephone counselling.

Further information

Individual Counselling

Some clients' 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.

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.

Contact details

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

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My work is through video call and telephone making it more accessible to clients. This also allows the client to have a session in a setting that feels more comfortable for them and takes away the pressure of having to allow time for travel etc.


Clare-Marie Keel
Clare-Marie Keel