Clare Rice

Clare Rice

University Of Sunderland
St. Peters Gate
Charles Street
Tyne And Wear

Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07519 384 733

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About me

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I work in a way that puts you first.

​Being trained as an integrative therapist means that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs, integrating different models and ways of working. I offer the flexibility to work short or long term, depending on what you are looking for.

The client/therapist relationship, therefore, works as a collaborative partnership; a constantly evolving, negotiated and co-created dialogical process to which we both contribute.

Recognising and respecting you as a whole person, avoiding restrictive and possibly dated models that categorise or label, I work with you to explore the meaning you have made of yourself, your relationships with others, and your world.

As Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a shared process, finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is important. I, therefore, offer an introductory session at a lower rate to give us an opportunity to meet and see how we feel about working together before any commitments.

Although I can work with a wide variety of issues, I have a specialised interest in trauma and anxiety and work with students at Newcastle University 3 evenings a week, as well as with children aged from 11 - 18 at Washington Mind.

My private work is predominantly in Sunderland at my private practice but I do offer a few appointments from Jesmond therapy Centre on a Wednesday afternoon.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my educational journey at university, completing a BSc in Forensic Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. After leaving university I worked for the Ambulance Service as an Emergency Call Operator whilst studying further for my DPC in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I have been working with clients now for 3 years. I hold extensive first hand experience of helping people struggling through difficult periods of their lives through my work as a 999 call operator and counselling.

I have witnessed and understand humanity at its best and worst but know that everyone can still be okay. Everyone's story is different, and whilst I won't pretend to know exactly what you've gone through, you have my attention and care from the very beginning.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychotherapeutic counselling is a personal journey and so the therapeutic work will be tailored to your individual needs. This list is not exhaustive; anything can be discussed in counselling as that is what it is there for.

If you feel you are suffering with anything that I have not listed please don't hesitate to contact me using my contact information and I will endeavour to help you further.


Introductory session:

50 minutes – £20 (half price)

Ongoing sessions:

50 minutes – £40


Some low-cost sessions are available depending on circumstances, for example, student/trainee therapists and those on a low income.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss and negotiate


Please note: Once the session is booked it becomes payable.

If cancelled a week in advance only half the fee will apply.

Further information

Please have a look through my website for more information and further ways to contact myself.

Maps & Directions

Sunderland, SR6 0AN
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2AR

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


Monday - 0900 - 1900 Tuesday - No availability Wednesday - No availability Thursday - 0900 - 1900 Friday - No availability Limited weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults