Claudia Voss, MBACP (reg) Counsellor and Therapist, BSc Psych
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and therapist, and offer, short-term and long-term one-to-one counselling.
As a humanistic counsellor I take a holistic approach in understanding the unique experiences of my clients and their lives, the relationship with oneself, others, and the world around them. I value the uniqueness of every individual and provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment. Clients can express themselves freely, can feel understood, reflect on their experiences and recognise their inner resources and strength. I believe with the right support, using empathy and acceptance, there is the potential for positive change, healing and growth to take place.
I recognise that people come to therapy for a variety of reasons and want different things. You may be facing a challenging period, struggling to cope, experiencing painful emotions or just want to understand yourself a bit better. Talking to a counsellor and exploring the difficulties you are experiencing in a confidential environment may be a way forward for you. I will support you in finding your own insights, understandings and resolutions to the conflicts and difficulties you are undergoing, building your resilience or overcoming past destructive patterns to live a more fulfilling life in the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I attend regular supervision to support my work.
I have a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice awarded by Middlesex University in London with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London. Previously I completed an Introduction to Counselling Course from Ewert House, Oxford University. I further have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.
As a humanistic counsellor I am trained in Person-Centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy, and apply all three approaches in my work.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am working with students who experience e.g. anxiety, depression, loneliness, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, supporting them through their academic years and beyond.
I charge £60 for a 50 minute session, including our first meeting. I have a slightly lower fee of £50, please enquire.
I offer counselling sessions in both German and English.
I also offer online video counselling.
Why you might chose online counselling.
- It saves you time
- It is often offered at a lower fee
- You may feel more comfortable working with a counsellor who is not local to you
- If you are away from home, you don't have to miss your session
- It can offer greater flexibility regarding session times, if you lead a busy live
- You may find leaving home difficult, emotional or physical challenging. Online video counselling may be a start working towards being able to meet face-to-face.