Clare O'Mara MBACP, Dip. Couns.

Clare O'Mara MBACP, Dip. Couns.



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About me


My name is Clare, welcome.

The benefits of counselling can be life changing. Through the therapeutic relationship between Client and Counsellor, change, recovery and healing can take place.  I offer a space for you to talk and be heard without being judged.

I am a great believer in the power we have to overcome struggles, pain and conflict so that people can flourish and become the person they truly are, before life happened!

I work from my garden room which is private, comfortable and peaceful. I am trained to use a variety of skills and models such as Person Centred and Psychodynamic Therapies.  I also may use different mediums to work with you such as art and imagery.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework which ensures you receive safe and professional therapy.  I am fully insured and receive regular supervision of my working practices and continued professional development.

I have worked with clients presenting many different issues including anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, addictive behaviours, shame, low self-esteem, trauma and abuse.

I was a Foster Carer for 7 years working with adults, children and families with complex physical and emotional needs.  I received extensive training in the effects of trauma, attachment disorder, addictions and abuse. I am also experienced and trained in trauma recovery.

My own experiences and difficulties led me to seek change and I was amazed at how much I learnt about myself during my own therapy and how my past had affected me.  Therapy enabled me to find my true self and to live my life in a way I never thought possible.  Therapy gave me the tools I needed to heal the wounds and thrive.

Alongside my private practice I worked for The Carers Trust (Greenwich) on a voluntary basis working with clients experiencing the impact of caring.  A major part of this work was to help clients understand the importance and value of self-care.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Counselling Theory Level 3
  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Working with Trauma – Christiane Sanderson
  • Working with Relational Trauma & Disorganised Attachment – PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • Mindfulness – Prof Peter Tyler
  • Theology and Spirituality Certificate
  • The Inner Child
  • Co-dependency
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Safeguarding Adult Health and Social Care
  • Attachment Theory
  • Neuroscience, early trauma and recovery
  • Child Protection
  • Working with Teenagers
  • Legislation (Child Law)
  • National Standards for Fostering
  • Therapeutic Play and Attachment
  • Unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion bereavement and post-natal depression

Member organisations



Fee: £45

Counselling Student Fee: £35

Session: 50 mins - 1 hr

Further information

Getting here: Free Parking Available. Alternatively, a short 7 min walk from Sidcup station.

Tea, coffee or water provided

Maps & Directions

Sidcup, DA14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Flexible appointment times available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults