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Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, PTSD & Burnout Counsellor

About me

Hello, my name is Claudia and I am an experienced counsellor working with individuals, couples and families both face to face and online. Although my specialised areas are Trauma, PTSD and Burnout, I also have extensive experience in working with a range of mental and emotional challenges, such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Low-self esteem and Abuse to name a few.

I have a variety of training and experiences included Gestalt, NPL, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment therapy, CBT, Child Gigogne theory, sand Tray, Dream Interpretation in the therapeutic process. This means I am able to tailor your sessions to you as an individual, finding the right way of working for you.

I am passionate about helping others explore their thoughts and feelings, to face and overcome their life challenges, to strengthen in resilience for a balanced healthy life.

I have a good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and multi-faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am first aid trained and DBS checked.

How can I help you?

I offer my client a safe and supportive setting where they can be themselves, process their thoughts and feelings, explore their concerns and issues and transform their life for the better.

In addition to my one to one sessions, I also work with groups, both individuals and couples counselling in a group setting.

If you have any questions about counselling with me or would like to book a session, then I would like to invite you to get in touch with me today. You can call me on 07593 659264 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the UK diploma in Person-Centred therapeutic counselling, a French Diploma in Integrative therapeutic counselling and a  Certificat in Clinical supervision

My integrative therapy training and experiences included Gestalt, NPL, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment therapy, CBT, Child Gigogne theory, sand Tray, Dream Interpretation in the therapeutic process.

I am on, ongoing training to be able to answer different areas of the mental health  difficulty spectrum.

I am trained and have counselling experiences in Childhood Trauma, Trauma,  Post Traumatic stress disorder, Domestic violence, Anxiety disorder, stress disorder, Autism Spectrum, Work stress related, Burnout Learning difficulties and children counselling.

I abide to the BACP Ethical Framework and I am fully covered by Professional Liability Insurance.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inner child healing

Re-Parent inner child

Adult childhood trauma

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling session fees: £50 for an hour (included 10 minutes to write notes)

Sophrology session fees: £40 for an hour (included 10 minutes to write notes)

Group session: £30 per person for 1h30.

  • I have limited concessions for students and low-income earners.
  • I offer 50% off for NHS key workers during the time of this pandemic.
  • I accept cash and bank transfer before or just after the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in person and Fridays and Saturdays online.

Session are available face to face, through Zoom, WhatsApp and telephone.

Further information

Who I am?

I am a qualified counsellor, Clinical supervisor and member of the BACP. I am qualified in Sophrology ( as well and a member of BRCP (British Registration for Complementary Practitioner).

I integrate Sophrology (Super boost Mindfulness) to my counselling work to be able to offer a holistic approach and work on a deeper level.

I believe that each person has the capacity of self-development and growing if he/she has space and time to do it.

The therapeutic relationship is paramount in my work with my client.

I am first aid trained and DBS checked.

What are my services?

I offer my clients a safe and supportive setting where they can be themselves, process their thoughts and feelings, explore their concerns and issues, and transform their life for the better.

I work with adults, young adults, and teenagers.

I have also an interest in working with members of a sexual minority.

I offer group therapy every Wednesday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm to tackle:

  • Anxiety/ Fears/ Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress DisorderS
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Family issues
  • Burnout

What is Sophrology?

Sophrology is a set of powerful simple breathing exercises, body relaxation, soft body movement and positive visualisation. These help to raise body and mind awareness.

This exercise can be used by anyone at any time to relax, access inner resources, improve resilience, self-esteem and confidence and so much more.

Kingsland Community And Church, 86 London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9DW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Lift Parking available

Additional languages

French and Spanish

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am qualified and experienced counsellor. I am expert in Anxiety, Stress, panic attacks, trauma, PTSD and burnout to name few.

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