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About me

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 People & Families Counsellor,  working from various locations in and around the London area.   I offer you a safe non-judgemental space to talk about whatever is going on in your life,

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 put respect,  listening and integrity at the heart of what I do.

I have 20+years of counselling experience  15 of which within a local authority working with adults and children from all backgrounds with 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 of your sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an amenable, approachable practitioner who has over 20 years of counselling experience. Most recently, I worked as a school-based counsellor for Students,  Families and School 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 also a Specialized  Domestic Violence Counsellor.

If you have any questions I am happy to answer them by phone or email.


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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

I offer:

* Home visits

* Flexible Hours

* Concessionary Rates

* one-to-one Telephone Counselling

Sessions from


I keep some low-fee sessions each week for people who are in financial need, happy to discuss this with you.

please feel free to arrange a free phone consultation by contacting me on 0202-277-7183 or email me:


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer crises intervention counselling. Assessments will be made within 24 hours. My hours are flexible, to suit the needs of the client.

Further information

Support groups that I offer include:

* Solution focused approach to Anger Management

* Building Self Esteem

* Exam Stress and Anxiety  

* Self-Harm

* Identity

* Social Skills

* Eating Disorders

* Taking a stand against Knife-Crime and Gang affiliation

The primary purpose of group work is to help members overcome their emotional and psychological problems.

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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