Clayton Elliott. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
My counselling style is rooted in the Person-Centred Approach. I start with the belief that, with the right support, we all have the ability to move towards a more fulfilling and satisfying way of being and living our lives.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. In addition to being a counsellor, I hold a degree in Sociology and Writing and am an experienced Cooperative and Community Development Worker.
Although my core training is in the Person-Centred Approach, I have a keen interest in other approaches, including mindfulness, eco-therapy and existentialism, which may be helpful for some people.
As well as working privately, I have worked with GamCare (Gambling Addiction) and am the Managing Director and Senior Counsellor with the charity 'Counselling for Social Change'. In the past I have also volunteered for Addaction (Drug & Alcohol recovery).
Beyond the counselling room, I am a father, musician and writer and have worked and volunteered for environmental and community organisations for most of my adult life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
B.A. (Distinction) in Sociology & Writing - Monash University, Australia.
Certificate - Introduction to Philosophy - University of London
Epistemology - University of London
Certificate of Achievement - The Science of Happiness - University of California, Berkley
Certificate of Achievement - Philosophy and Critical Thinking - University of Queensland
Safeguarding Adults – Levels 1 & 2 – National Skills Academy
Trauma: the challenge of our age? – BACP Webcast
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks
Working with Problem Gambling (Induction) - Certificate - GamCare
Solihull Parenting Approach (Foundation Course) - Certificate - Solihull NHS Care Trust/Addaction
Founder & Managing Director - Counselling for Social Change
Accredited and Registered Member - British Association on the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My usual fee is £40 per 50 minute session, but if you are on a low-income or a student, I charge £25.
I am happy to discuss shorter or longer sessions if you prefer.
My face-to-face services are available in Penzance and Truro and I can also offer Phone and Skype-based counselling sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently a 'supervisor in training' and am able to offer low-cost supervision sessions (£15 per hour).View supervision profile