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About me

I work with individuals, couples and groups for one-off through to long term work. Bringing 20+ years of experience in the personal growth and healing world, I work collaboratively with my clients, recognising their wisdom and encouraging their awareness and confidence in that through our time together. My work is experiential and body centred and uses that awareness to access, understand and ultimately change the thinking that underpins the behaviour or difficulty you are experiencing.

I am deeply aware of the complexities and challenges that can be part of intimate relationships and from 2004 - 2017 I worked with Relate as a couples counsellor specialising in psychosexual therapy. I now exclusively work in private practice.

Whether you come alone, with your partner, or I meet you in one of my groups, my want for you is that you discover authentic connection with yourself and those around you, ultimately leading to more ease and skill with whatever challenge you are facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

1991 BA HONS Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

1994 PGCE Manchester Metropolitan University

2005 Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling University of East London

2012 PG Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy University of Hull

2016 Relate certificate in Supervision

Other training includes Couple Therapy for Depression, CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused and Brief Therapy. I have also done courses in Sex Addiction, living with cancer, domestic violence, child protection and sexual abuse.

My experience includes Psychodrama, Psychosynthesis, Psychoanalysis, Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga.

Consequently my practice is Integrative.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in meditation

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Availability

I offer appointments between 8am and 8pm

Further information

I also offer supervision to couple counsellors and psychosexual therapists

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Clare Prendergast

Clare Prendergast