Claudia Reid

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MBACP-Individual & Couples Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, SE15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a highly experienced and effective counsellor with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and private organizations. 

Whether this is your first or third venture into counselling, every therapeutic journey will be unique.  I commend your bravery in beginning this process, for asking for help and for being open to an experience that will at times leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed. but one that will without a doubt increase your self-knowledge and allow you to explore parts of your past and inner self in a way that will leave you forever change.

In my private practice, I work with Adults, Children, Young People, and couples as well as providing supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors.

When I am not counselling, I enjoy many creative pursuits in my spare time such as pottery and adult drama classes. 

My aim is to support you in making sense of your life and give you room to access your own wisdom. I am eclectic in my approach, which means that I have knowledge of the theoretical basis of many models of counselling and I am able, in a practical situation, to adapt my approach to suit the needs of my clients.  My ability to adapt to my client's needs shows respect for them at the very deepest level.  My job as a counsellor is to accompany you through your journey of self-discovery and to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are.  In time, new aspects will unfold and together we will look for a way of living that is more meaningful for you.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 

The counselling experience is not limited to the hours you are with your therapist.  the bulk of the work will occur in between the sessions as you process and reflect on the things that came up for you and how you respond.

I work to high professional and ethical standards and I am committed to exploring issues of differences and diversity along the way.

in addition to the broad range of issues I work with,  I also do mental health assessments.

I offer flexible hours and home visits.

I see clients on Zoom sessions/ and online for 50-minute sessions once a week. I offer both short-term and longer-term counselling, depending on your needs.

we can work in an open-ended or in a time-limited way. We will regularly review our work and I will actively listen to how you are experiencing our counselling relationship.

you can call or email me to arrange a free 20-minute consultation by phone or Zoom to see how we might work together, this will give you time to sense how you feel with me before deciding to book your first session it's important that you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

Whether I hear from you or not,  I wish you all the best on your journey through life and I sincerely hope that you find the right counsellor for your needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an amenable, approachable practitioner with 15 years of experience/   BACP Accredited  with experience with individuals,  groups, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics,  schools, hospice care and private organizations

 I have also 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 loved ones and friends through violence, accident, murder or suicide

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


  • 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 safeguarding
  • 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)

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

I keep some low-fee sessions each week for people who are in financial need and trainees on placement.

I am happy to discuss this with you.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Further information

As an integrative therapist, as every client is unique, I use a range of therapeutic approaches in order to assess how best to support you in your therapy journey.

* Psychodynamic in my thinking i.e. I think about what is being communicated unconsciously as well as literally.

* person-centered in that I place a high value on the relationship between therapist and client.

* Telephone and online sessions (via Zoom etc) 

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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