Clare Scudds

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Available for new clients
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Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3HZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel sick thinking about that upcoming social event and just know you’ll lie awake afterwards worrying about what you said/did? Do you feel alone when you’re surrounded by people, like no one really “gets” you? Are you torn between wanting to be with people and needing space? Perhaps it feels like there’s a giant canyon between what you want to do and what you find yourself doing, or that your day-to-day reality is nothing like you imagined life would be. If you feel stuck, wondering if this is all life has to offer, counselling can help you to find new confidence in yourself and your relationships, so you can experience more of the goodness life has to offer.

For many people, it may feel scary or “wrong” to reach out for help. I've been there and I know how taking the step to have counselling has changed my life. It can change yours too. I can work with you in getting to know yourself better, and finding new confidence in yourself and your decisions. I can help you improve connection with people and stop feeling so alone. I can support you in reducing your anxiety and rediscovering enjoyment in life. 

Your relationship with your partner may be your main concern. Is your communication in a muddle? Have you lost the sense of teamwork and instead are feeling distanced? Are you finding it hard to be completely yourself with each other? I help couples get to know each other better, discover improved communication and connect again.

Perhaps you are concerned about a young person in your life and think they would benefit from counselling. Have they lost confidence in themselves, or started acting out of character? Are you concerned that their anxiety is holding them back from enjoying life? Have friendships become a struggle? Do you feel them pushing back when you try to connect with them? Having previously worked as a youth worker, I am experienced in supporting young people with the things troubling them.

I'd love to explore how I can help you or your young person. Take the first step. Call or email me to find out more or book a no-obligation initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Christian Counselling, a Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People and a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling. I regularly attend additional training to keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date.

My training includes working with couples, trauma, anxiety, attachment, disordered eating, self-injury, inner child and many other subjects.

Since 2008, I have supported clients with a wide range of backgrounds, difficulties and hopes. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use elements from different counselling models depending on what is most relevant and beneficial for clients. Each client brings their own unique story, and I aim to provide an individual service, tailored to the client’s preferences and needs.

As a counsellor, I have seen many teens, adults and couples improve their mental health, find new confidence in themselves and their decisions, improve connection in relationships, reduce their anxiety and find more enjoyment in life.

You can too.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

ACC
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Association for Christian Counsellors
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Association for Christian Counsellors

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My Christian faith is important to me and I am trained to work with spiritual issues when this is important for clients. I work with clients of Christian faith, other faiths and no faith. 

I have experience with a wide range of issues. If what you are looking for support with isn't listed, please get in touch and we can discuss whether I could be the right counsellor for you.

Fees

£35.00 - £65.00

Additional information

  • Initial no-obligation session: £35
  • Regular session (individual): £50
  • Regular session (couple): £65

When I work

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Further information

I am happy to offer in-person sessions in North Tonbridge, Kent, or online video sessions via Zoom (ideally) or WhatsApp.

Initially, I offer a no-obligation meeting to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you are hoping for. This is an opportunity to get a “feel” for each other and how we might work together towards your goals.

I usually offer medium or long-term counselling, but am happy to discuss short term work if this your preference. We will review after 6 sessions and then periodically to ensure counselling continues to be beneficial.

Please contact me by phone or email to discuss how counselling can help you (or your teen) transform your life.

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Tonbridge Baptist Church, Derwent Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3HZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The room I use for sessions is on the first floor, but there is level access to the building, a lift to the first floor and an accessible toilet. There is free parking available on site and bus routes nearby. Let me know if you have additional needs.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Clare Scudds
Clare Scudds