Hello, my name is Claudia, are you feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Counselling can help. Approaching a counsellor can be daunting, if you’re reading this you've taken the first step on your journey. I am a professionally qualified person-centred children, young persons and families Counsellor working from various locations in and around the London area. I offer a confidential, independent and ethical, one-to-one & couples counselling including group therapy.
Our counselling relationship will be based on mutual acceptance, respect and trust. This will encourage you to become more open during the counselling process. This openness will in turn lead to deeper insight, healing and progress. I am passionate about helping others and I treat every client as an individual.
I have 20+years counselling experience, 15 of which within a local authority working with adults and children from all backgrounds, and a wide range of issues. I specialise in mental health assessments of children, adolescents and families as well as couples. I am registered as both an adult counsellor and a child psychotherapist and work with adults, adolescents and children.
If you are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in your life in some way, I will listen to you and offer my assistance. I will provide the space and time for you to see and choose how to go forward. I will provide a warm and supportive environment in which you can be yourself without fear of judgement.
I offer both individual and group therapy. My areas of training and experience are:
* Trauma: Bereavement: Eating Disorders: Depression: Anxiety: Anger: Identity: Family Conflict
Self-Harm: Divorce/separation: Sexual identity: Work related issues: Post-traumatic stress: cultural issues: Child Related issues.
call me for an initial, no obligation session. This will allow you the chance to experience therapy and discuss the focus and possible duration for your sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an amenable, approachable practitioner who has over 20 years counselling experience. Most recently, I worked as a school-based counsellor for students and staff.
During my time at the school, I offered one-one-sessions to students, staff and adults within the community. I also delivered assemblies on social, emotional, mental health, substance abuse, exam stress and anxiety. I have worked as a trauma counsellor for a complex bereavement, counselling service, for clients who have experienced bereavement through unnatural or unusual causes or set of circumstances. For example, losing very young people through violence, accident, murder or suicide.
I am a BACP registered Counsellor and adhere wholly to their guidelines and standards.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- Certificate in telephone smoking cessation counselling
- Certificate of Achievement in Race and Cultural Education Counselling
- Certificate in Assessment Key working and Care Panning
- Certificate in Restorative justice
- Certificate in safe-guarding
- Certificate in Mental Health
- Certificate in Rape and Sexual Abuse
I continue to develop my skills by attending regular CPD classes as I know this will provide me with up-to-date tools to offer a better service.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
What to expect from your therapy sessions:
First we'll have a free phone consultation. then if your happy to, we can go ahead and book you in for your first appointment at a date and time that suits you. I try to be flexible to suit the needs of my clients.
After the assessment session, the counselling sessions will be 50 minutes. Each client I work with is very different so its difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. From a counselling perspective my aim is only to work with a client for as long as is helpful, and to empower ever client to leave counselling with the skills they need.
* Home visits
* Flexible Hours
* Concessionary Rates
* one-to-one Telephone Counselling
please feel free to arrange a free phone consultation by contacting me on 07506642307 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support groups that I offer include:
* Solution focused approach to Anger Management
* Building Self Esteem
* Exam Stress and Anxiety (school based)
* Social Skills
* Eating Disorders
* Taking a stand against Knife-Crime and Gang affiliation
The primary propose of group work is to help members overcome their emotional and psychological problems.