Claudia Voss

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MBACP (reg) Counsellor & Therapist, BSc Psych
Available for new clients
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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me

I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and therapist, and offer, short-term and long-term/open ended one-to-one counselling to adults (18+).

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.

You may struggle with feeling depressed & anxious or experience panic attacks, which could be for an number of reasons, such as relationship issues, past and historic problems, family issues, work related stress, bullying, burnout, redundancy, loss, identity issues, low-self-esteem, low-self confidence, feeling sad & hopeless, loneliness, identity struggles, childhood trauma, or emotional abuse. You may also feel overwhelmed by emotions like shame and guilt or always feel responsible for things and experience a high sense of duty and obligation and feel stuck in that and don't know how to change or to make sense of your experience.

I will support you in making sense of your experiences, understanding yourself better, having more clarity & finding your own insights & resolutions, and growing your self-awareness, building your resilience or overcoming past destructive patterns enabling you to make better choices for yourself & leading a more positive and fulfilled 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.

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

I am also working with students who experience e.g. anxiety, depression, loneliness, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, panic attacks and support them through their academic years and beyond.

Fees

£80.01 per session

Additional information

I charge £80 for each 50 minute session, including our first meeting.

I offer a free 15 min initial chat, as you may be unsure about counselling, because it is your first time or you had a negative experience in the past or perhaps you find it difficult to open up and may have some questions you want to ask.

I also offer a few spaces at a reduced rate so feel free to ask me about that.

When I work

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morning, daytime, evening

Further information

I offer counselling sessions in both German and English.

I offer online video counselling sessions and have experience working with clients using Skype and Zoom or the phone since 2016.

Why you might choose online counselling.

  • It saves you time
  • 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.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp