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About me

It can take so much courage to ask for support when life gets difficult to bear - and even getting out of bed can seem an impossible task. You can feel extremely alone in your anxiety - and I understand the importance of really being heard by someone, with empathy, who will not judge you, but believe you and in you.

Childhood traumas or adverse memories, when surfacing (often many years later), can be disabling and affect your life in so many ways that most people will not understand. The survival and coping methods which were once solid and kept you feeling safe and functioning suddenly do not work anymore and you can feel as though your world seems to be crumbling apart…

 Can you relate to the above?  

I can support you with a safe, confidential space where you can explore your feelings and build on your self-worth and confidence. I use an integrative approach to counselling, i.e., different theories and therapeutic tools at times where and when I feel it is appropriate and would be effective.   

I believe it is so important that you choose the right person for you, therefore, I am happy to offer a complimentary 30 minute initial session so that we can meet and you can find out more about the counselling that I will be offering.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following the achievement of my 'Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling', I have undertaken many workshops and training over the years which adhere to the continued professional development guidelines of the BACP and enhance my counselling skills.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Newcastle
Staffordshire
ST5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Clare Topping (Dip C, MBACP)

Clare Topping (Dip C, MBACP)