Claudia Foster Registered MBACP, BA Hons
I imagine, if you are looking for a counsellor, that you're hoping your life can change and it is this hope that will help you take the next step. I offer professional counselling to individuals and couples. The overall intention is to help you to enhance your emotional health & personal well-being.
Working within the BACP ethical framework, my aim is to provide a therapeutic relationship that enables you to feel confident and safe to explore the issues which are driving your thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are limiting your life.
Counselling provides a supportive place for you to talk in confidence and be listened to in a non-judgemental way. I will not make decisions for you but will help you to understand why you feel and behave the way you do and find your own way forward.
My approach is friendly whilst professional and my philosophy and practice is integrative. This means that I can offer therapy with individually tailored techniques to promote understanding, and enable change and well-being to follow.
I work from both the Natural Health Practice at the Culm Valley Centre for Integrated Health and from home. There is ample free parking at each location.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate and Diploma in Institute of Personnel and Development
BA Hons Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Your initial session, when we meet to discuss your needs and how counselling might help, is free of charge. Further sessions are charged at £40 per hour.
Some concessions are available.
I am fully insured and possess a clean CRB Check (Police Check)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My normal hours of work are 9 - 5 Monday to Friday, however, I understand that this is not always possible and do therefore offer some early morning and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|