Clare Whitt

Clare Whitt

About me

I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor and offer support to individuals and couples facing a wide range of issues. You may be suffering with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, be experiencing relationship problems or have been bereaved or going through loss. Whatever you are struggling with, I offer confidential support to help you work through things and to process what can often be very challenging and painful feelings.

Counselling with me offers a safe, neutral and confidential space. I look to build a therapeutic relationship with every client, where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement or criticism. People I work with regularly comment on how helpful it is to talk to someone outside their usual circles and of the release they feel in talking to me as a trained professional, who listens and helps them to explore things in a way they haven’t done before. My aim is to work with you to help you understand yourself and your relationships better and with this enhanced understanding, find new perspectives and a clearer way forward.

I have worked as a therapist for 8 years and bring a breadth of experience to my private practice, developed from working in a variety of settings including NHS Primary care, a university counselling service, as well as various local counselling agencies. As an integrative therapist, I am able to bring together a number of different approaches and tailor them to meet your individual needs, working at a pace that feels right for you.

I offer short term, focussed counselling or longer term, open ended psychotherapy, in weekly sessions which usually take place at the same day/time each week. All sessions last for an hour. I will discuss your needs with you in an initial session and from there, we can agree how best to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience


Alongside running my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings; Primary Care seeing NHS patients with varied and complex needs, a university counselling service and local counselling agencies, including Mothers for Mothers and Hopes' Place where I supported people with post natal illness as well as Penny Brohn UK, a charity offering support to people affected by cancer.

Some of the specific issues I regularly work with include depression, anxiety, stress, lack of confidence and low self esteem, struggles with personal identity, abuse, trauma, loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, work and family issues, long term health conditions, parenting, life transitions and pregnancy related issues and loss.

Training and qualifications

My core training was obtained through a BACP accredited counselling diploma at UWE, Bristol and was integrative in its approach, using the relational model. I attend regular CPD training events. Before training to become a counsellor, I worked as a solicitor in private practice in Bristol.

- BACP accredited Counselling Diploma in Professional Studies - UWE, Bristol
- CORST approved Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate for Transactional Analysis 101
- LLB (Hons) - Exeter University
- Ongoing and regular professional development training, which currently includes an ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring Certificate at UWE.

I work with Employee Assistance Programmes and am an Aviva and VitalityHealth registered practitioner.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£50 per session for individuals

£60 per session for couples

Further information

Getting started

To book an initial appointment or for a brief confidential conversation to find out more and ask any questions you have, please get in touch by phone or email.


I am based in BS9 where I work from a private and quiet therapy room. There is plenty of unrestricted parking available or it is a short walk to the nearest bus stops on Henleaze Road or Lake Road.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme