Clare Whitt, MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor who works with individuals and couples in North Bristol. As well as running a private practice, I have worked in NHS Primary care, a university counselling service and local counselling agencies, supporting clients facing a wide range of issues. Being an integrative therapist, I am able to bring together a number of different approaches and tailor them to meet your individual needs.
Counselling with me offers a safe, neutral and confidential space where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement or criticism. Clients 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.
For fuller details please see my website: clarewhittcounselling.com or feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside running my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings namely 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 Leadership and Management Coaching and Mentoring Certificate at UWE.
I work with Employee Assistance Programmes and am an Aviva and VitalityHealth registered practitioner.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per session for individuals
£60 per session for couples
I offer a free phone call (up to 15 minutes) to establish whether I feel I might be able to help. We can then find a time to meet for an initial session to decide together whether further sessions feel right for you. Appointments are usually weekly at the same time each week.
To book an initial appointment or for a brief confidential conversation, please get in touch by phone or email.
I work from a private therapy space where unrestricted parking is freely available and the nearest bus routes (1,2 and 77) are within walking distance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday, daytime appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|