Clare Rees (MBACP) PG Dip.Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc
Are you feeling anxious, sad or experiencing relationship difficulties. I understand that asking for help can sometimes seem a huge step to take when you're struggling with difficult feelings and emotions. I believe finding someone you can trust and you feel comfortable with is an important part of a process which can help you begin to make choices about how you would like to live your life differently.
As a qualified counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I can offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can discuss your concerns at your own pace, without fear of judgement.
I believe that we all have within us a strength to transform and change our lives by exploring current behaviour, choices that we make and possible reasons behind them. A supportive counselling relationship can help you with this transformation, often leading to an easier way of being in the world.
I see clients at my therapy room in central Monmouth and can offer short or long term help depending on what suits you and how our work together progresses. For some people seeking counselling can be a daunting prospect and for that reason I encourage an introductory session where we can explore what has brought you to therapy and how we might work together. There is no obligation beyond this session to continue.
How I Work
I practice as an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with people from all walks of life and motivations for entering therapy. I combine elements of my training to suit your needs at different stages of the therapeutic relationship. Depending on your needs I may draw upon various theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, CBT or humanistic but most importantly it is the relationship with you, the client, that is central to our work.
With my history of nursing in a variety of demanding settings combined with my varied counselling experience, I feel equipped to offer you my kindness, strength and support until you feel able and ready to embrace life with renewed confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Grad Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.The University of South Wales ( Level 7 qualification, accredited by the BACP).
Certificate in Counselling Skills. (USW). The University of South Wales (Accredited by the BACP)
BSc Nursing (Leeds)
Continuous professional development
I have worked for different voluntary agencies including Newport Community Counselling Service, Vale Counselling Service and South Wales Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
I spent 18 months working in the domestic violence unit in Newport and gained experience and expertise in working with victims or survivors of abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life Changes (change of career, mid life crisis, divorce,menopause, etc.)
Domestic violence and abuse.
Male mental health
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I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation
My usual rate is £40 for an individual session
I charge £25 for student counselors requiring compulsory sessions.
Sessions last 60 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please enquirer for specific availability
Types of client