Clare Welch

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CBT & EMDR Therapist BA (Hons) MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 & Warwick CV34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified, EXPERIENCED EMDR COUNSELLOR AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST with a 1st class B.A.(Hons) degree in Counselling, working from practises in Warwickshire and London. I also offer Telephone, Online and Skype/Zoom Counselling. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy, which is particularly effective in dealing with PTSD and emotional and psychological trauma. If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse/trauma or life's difficulties, it can be hard to navigate on your own. Building trust in a safe environment is key to  successful counselling.  By offering a holistic and integrative approach, I use a variety of techniques and skills that can be tailored to suit YOU the client.

I use a combination of calming techniques and mindfulness to offer immediate relief for some of the distressing symptoms we may suffer as a result of life events.
In my capacity as a school counsellor I have 10 years experience, working with children and young people, dealing in particular with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, low self- esteem, stress and eating disorders. I work closely with other agencies such as the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) to support young people with more serious psychological difficulties.
Working in a hospice has enabled me to gain valuable knowledge in dealing with loss and bereavement, supporting relatives and families who have recently lost a loved one.
Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help you gain more balance and happiness in your life.

If you would like to talk to me about how counselling can help you, please contact me on 07721 882498. Your initial telephone consultation is FREE.
As well as daytime appointments, I offer some evenings and weekends.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A.(Hons) Counselling 1st
FdSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Diploma - Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
Trauma Therapy/PTSD - EMDR Therapy EMDRIA (Certificate 1,2,3)

Advanced EMDR Skills (EMDR Centre - London)

Flash Technique (EMDR) Dr Phil Manfield PhD
Mindfulness (Dr Esther Riggs)
Children and Adolescents (Lead School Counsellor)
Bereavement and loss (Myton Hospice)
Childhood trauma and dissociation - (Dr Renee Marks)
Registered Member MBACP
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Training (Safeline - Warwickshire)
Inner Child Work (FETC)

Vitality Health Approved Therapist

Walkingwiththewounded (Headstart) Approved Therapist working with War Veterans & Ex Service Personnel.

Trauma workshop - The Body keeps the score (Bessel Van der Kolk

Dr Daniel Siegel MD - Developing Minds, Neuroscience, attachment, trauma and Mindfulness child & adolescent mental health.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex trauma


£75.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial 15 minute telephone consultation FREE.

£75.00 Children & Adolescents


£85.00 Flash Technique (EMDR)

£100.00 EMDR Therapy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available weekdays and some evenings and weekends. This is negotiable at the time of booking.

Lifeways Therapy Centre, 30 Albany Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG

Pure Offices Ltd, Lakeview House, Wilton Drive, Warwick, CV34 6RG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Clare Welch
Clare Welch