Clare Wilkins Oak Tree Therapy
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with I always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
Does any of that sound familiar to you, if so I can help. I am a humanistic counsellor and a MBACP, I am also IDVA trained through Savelives. I volunteered for a mental health charity for 4 years offering low-cost counselling to those trying to manage complex mental health. I have 6 years experience working with Domestic Abuse survivors and their families
I know it can be terrifying making that first step to reach out for help. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to reassure you, to make sure you are ready to begin the process of therapy. Because it is a process, a journey of self- discovery and at times this can be difficult. I will work with what you bring to the session and feel safe to share.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB - Level 4 & level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2014
FdSc- Foundation Degree Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate: Safelives - IDVA - 2019
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in the recovery from Domestic Abuse and all this entails. I have spent the past 8 years working in this field. Domestic Abuse is not always physical and the psychological effects this has on the individual and their families is often not recognised.
£40 per session
1st Introductory session £20