London Jesus Centre
83, Margaret Street
Do you feel imprisoned by your past or unable to deal with present worry, doubts or anxiety. As an integrative Counsellor, with a psychodynamic/ humanistic approach I provide 1-1 therapy focusing on personal relationships, career and addiction.
I work one to one with individuals - my aim being to help my clients find solace and equip them with the tools needed to assist with their day to day life, many of whom are overwhelmed by stress, anxiety and depression. I am dedicated and committed to those who want to make a positive change - all I ask is for the client to participate in that process, which may at times be painful, but also progressive.
As an Integrative counsellor, with a background in Psychotherapy, I am able to help clients focus on their more immediate problems, whilst identifying how past influences, can affect present thoughts and behaviour, and the impact this has on relationships with family, friends and colleagues. In the area of employment I provide the opportunity to explore vocational issues in life, that may need change, empowering client towards achieving goals, and highlight areas where low self-esteem or low self-confidence may have hindered career fulfilment.
Training, qualifications & experience
In my current practice I facilitate groups, provide supervision and offer 1 -1 therapy, in addition to teaching at a local community college
2017 - Counselling Tutor - Richmond Adult Community College
2016 - Therapist and Group Facilitator for the Echo Society (formerly London Narcissitic Abuse Support Group)
2016 - Member of the Black and Asian Therapists network - facilitate peer supervision groups for trainee therapists
2015 - 2017 Counselling Coordinator for Brent MIND
Mental Health awareness facilitator
Paranoid beliefs and hearing voices group - Peer Facilitator.
Member of the London Hearing Voices Network
2012 - 2014 Change, Grow, Live - Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
PG Dip in Psychotherapy and Healing
PG Dip in Integrative Clinical Supervision
BA in Contemporary Literature
Diploma - Teaching in the Lifelong Sector (DTTLS)
Motivational Interviewing with CBT
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross - Cultural counselling
I offer Face to Face Time Limited Counselling for 6 - 28 sessions, (short - term therapy) or Open Ended Individual Counselling (long -term therapy) which can be discussed after the initial consultation, and reviewed throughout therapy sessions.
Monthly Supervision to trainee and qualified therapists
Facilitate student support group
I offer 50 minute sessions at £45; discounted rates for students.
Skype sessions are £35 per session and paid in advance
I continually update my CPD to ensure that I provide a counselling service that is both currrent and effective.
I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists Code of Ethics and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I pay careful attention to client consent and confidentiality as this is a fundamental requirement for maintaining and trustworthy and honest relationship between therapist and client.
I attend regular supervision for my client work with a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherpists Accredited supervisor in accordance with the BACP Ethical framework for Good Practice
- 30 something: Depression and anxiety
- Learning to trust again
- Christmas - self versus spirit
- Anxiety and Relapse Prevention (Part 2)
- Anxiety and Relapse Prevention (Part 1)
- Mother's Little Helper
- Relationships and Children - The First Born (part 4)
- Relationships: They Were Inseparable - What Happened? (Part 3)
- Relationships and Ambivalence (Part 2)
- Relationships: Dependency and Ambivalence (Part 1)
- Dating and Relationships in the 'Middle Ages'
- Got a New Life, Got a New Wife
- Is Marriage a 20 year Deal?
- Where is the Love?
- Work - An Occupational Health Hazard (Part 1)
- Infidelity - The Triangle of Betrayal: Will You still Love me tomorrow? (Part 1)
- Time to Re- evaluate (Part 2) - Your Career
- Time to Re-evaluate (Part 1) - Your Relationships
- Anger Management - How do you manage your anger?
- SMARTER goals for Personal and Career Sucess
- Relationships and the Mid - Life Transition
- Work and The Addictive Personality
I was quite nervous about counselling as I'd never done anything like it before, but contacted Claudia to help me through some relationship issues as I liked the sound of her online profile and how she talked about her approach. I found her at once very welcoming, straightforward and pretty much from the first session, able to offer insights into the the things I couldn't see for myself at the time. Looking back is always easier once you have attained some clarity, but I suppose I'd say what I appreciated most about my sessions was that they didn't feel at all like I'd dreaded they might – formulaic or forced, the kind of 'typical therapist' stereotype I'd wanted to avoid. I found myself able to converse easily and never felt pressured. Claudia helped me move towards a place where I felt I could take control, face up to my issues and move on in my life and that has been very valuable indeed.
RH from North Kensington
It was the first time that I had received counselling. My employer suggested that I needed help, due to anger management issues, however after the first session, Claudia realised that it was not help with anger management that I needed, but help to understand that due to the continual stress of work, my physical health was beginning to deteriorate. Through therapy, we were able to explore that the 'anger' was being directed towards me, through my employer and that my increased sleepless nights and periods of extreme back pain, affected my exemplary work record, physical and mental health. Therapy enlightened my awareness, of the discriminatory aspects of my work, that affected both my mind and body, which prior to our six sessions, I had never considered. Her holistic, yet practical approach, enabled me to gain confidence and strengthen my resolve. Our sessions were brief, but invaluable. I cannot thank Claudia enough.
MA from St John's Wood, W8
I was finding it increasingly difficult to deal with work and home issues so I decided to seek help from Claudia. Despite my reservations, talking through my fears and anxieities helped me a lot. Through her professional advice, I was able to put a lot of things into perspective and she enabled me to deal with the problems I had without feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The support and service provided by Claudia was excellent and contributed massively. Her confidential, unbiased and friendly approach created the perfect environment for me to discuss my issues.
WW from Harrow, Middlesex
"Claudia was exactly the type of counsellor I was looking for. Her gentle approach to explaining her thoughts and questioning my views was instrumental in helping me appreciate personal issues that I’d previously struggled with, both with myself and with other counsellors. The opportunity to talk about my issues and how they sit in the context of my private life and work, rather than in isolation, was refreshing and extremely helpful. I fully recommend Claudia as a counsellor and I can think of no better investment in time or money to try to understand oneself."
PC from North Kensington
I found therapy with Claudia a pleasant and welcoming experience and it was useful on both personal and professional outlook. Being of the opposite sex, I was still made to fell comfortable and could express myself as deep as I wanted to go.
SB from Ladbroke Grove
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Face to face counselling and Skype counselling evenings and weekends
Types of client