Clare Pearl MBACP
01706 813 570 / 07817 976 683
I am a fully qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor working in independent practice near Todmorden. My approach is warm, friendly and non-judgmental. I believe developing self-awareness will give you a greater sense of freedom and creative control over your life.
The person-centred approach involves using the three core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence in the therapeutic relationship. I live and explore these qualities on a day-to-day basis. I also work in a focusing-orientated way, using sensations held within the body to access deeper levels of knowing.
Sessions are available during the day and evenings and I work both inside and outdoors. I have a dedicated room offering a safe and confidential space to explore your issues. Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
2017-2018 One year training in Wild Therapy.
2011-2013 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling accredited by the National Counselling Society.
2005-2008 Shamanic Therapy and the Creative Arts, Coventina School of Shamanic Therapy, Northumberland.
2004-2006 MA Filmmaking, International Film School Wales.
1996-1999 'The Deepening' a three-year residential course in Tai Chi with the Rising Dragon Tai Chi School.
1986-1989 BA Hons Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have more than five years experience working as a counsellor in both long and short-term therapy, including two years in a hospice with people experiencing terminal illness and bereavement. During this time I saw very real benefits from the counselling process.
I am fully insured and a registered member of BACP, which means I abide by their code of ethics and work to the highest ethical standards.
I believe that self-exploration is the foundation to working effectively as a counsellor, and I have many years of personal and spiritual development training including numerous courses and retreats on Buddhism and meditation, and more than ten years practicing and teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
I started out as a professional artist and I have worked most of my adult life as an independent filmmaker, and more recently as an exhibiting artist. I have facilitated filmmaking workshops with community groups using creative processes to explore often painful issues such as isolation, loneliness, depression and addiction. To see some of these award-winning films please visit www.clarepearl.co.uk.
Alongside working as a creative practitioner and Tai Chi teacher I have always worked on myself and my own 'stuff' and in 2011 decided to take a break from filmmaking, retrain as a therapist and give time to my own art practice. It is my wish to work with others in the inspiring field of personal and collective growth and interconnectivity with all forms of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
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Sessions last for one hour and cost £40.00.
The first session gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide if we want to continue working together and costs £25.00
It is up to you to determine how long we work togther. Some people find 6 to 10 sessions gives them the time they need to work thorugh a particular issue and others are looking for a longer-term engagement.
I have sessions available during the day and evenings. Please send me a text or email to set up the first appointment, or give me a call to talk through any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Please contact me if you require information about disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer face to face sessions during the day and evenings, and via Skype and telephone. Please get in touch on 07817 976 683/ 01706 813 570 or by email.
Types of client
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