Clare Venner MA(Hons), MA, FdSc Counselling, MBACP
Getting to this stage and actively looking for a counsellor is a big step forward. It takes courage to make the initial contact.
You may be struggling with any number of issues or problems and need to get them off your chest. Let me help you feel better and lead a happy, balanced and fulfilled life.
I am an experienced counsellor, warm and down to earth. I am married with two teenage children and an assortment of animals. I love the outdoors.
My counselling room is a safe, calm and confidential environment in which to work with you. We can explore your worries and concerns and no matter what you bring, I will not judge you.
My practice is located in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. It is easily accessible from Cleobury Mortimer, Clee Hill, Tenbury Wells, Ludlow and Kidderminster.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training is person centred and this is the basis of how I work, building a trusting therapeutic relationship in which positive change can take place.
I do integrate other skills and techniques when appropriate, such as:- elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional analysis (TA), and mindfulness.
I have a particular interest in addictions born out of personal experience. I have worked for Pathways to Recovery and Aquarius Shropshire in recent years, helping individuals over come the harms of alcohol.
In addition to my private practice I have been a voluntary counsellor for North Worcestershire Bereavement Support (NWBS) since 2011, helping people deal with the loss of a loved one.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I offer 50 minute sessions at £45.
If you have mobility issues or transport difficulties I can offer counselling in your own home within a five mile radius of my practice room.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I am working towards accreditation.
I abide by the BACP's code of ethics and undertake regular supervision and continued professional development.
I have a current Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My working hours are flexible and I can offer some evening and weekend appointments subject to availability.
Types of client