Clova Mccallum

Clova Mccallum

City Therapy Rooms
33 Furnival Street
London
EC4A 1JQ

(+44) 7528 594058

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City Therapy Rooms
33 Furnival Street
London
EC4A 1JQ

(+44) 7528 594058

About me

Hello

I would welcome hearing from you, in your own words, about what has led you to consider therapy. Understandably, you will want to make sure that the therapist you choose will be able to meet your needs. I hope that you will find this information about me and the way I work helpful in reaching your decision.

What I offer:

I am a qualified therapist with experience of working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship breakdown, childhood problems, work related problems, loss and grief, sexual and domestic abuse and other experiences of trauma.

I am a person cantered therapist, but I have also trained in cognitive behavioural strategies (CBT) - and these can be integrated into our work together.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its code of ethics.

Person Centered Therapy and how I work with it:

Person centered therapy can be very empowering because it places you at the heart of the process. What you want to focus on and what you want from sessions will be what we work with together. As a person centered therapist, my focus is on seeing things from your perspective, and exploring your individual experience: what is specifically challenging for you and why?  How have your own life experiences impacted on you?  I also think it is important to explore what resources you already have as an individual. Through the therapeutic process, I will support you and collaborate with you as you to find a way of being that feels better for you.

I can assure you I will always listen without judgment, and will take care to work with compassion and sensitivity with you.  I come to my practice in a grounded, friendly way and believe in equality in the therapeutic relationship. I therefore do not place myself in a diagnostic or analytical position -  it is very much about us working together to seek strategies which will improve your experience of life. We will work at your pace, and I am committed to maintaining transparency in our relationship -  I want to hear from you about what’s working for you and what may not be so effective.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and how it can be useful.

CBT techniques can be useful for focusing on very specific issues and problems and things you may be doing which are getting in the way of your day to day functioning. CBT can give you different perspectives on things. It can also provide structured strategies you can use to cope with certain situations.  We can integrate these strategies with some of the deeper exploration that can take place in person centered counselling, if that’s something you feel would be right for you.

How can therapy help?

Therapy can be an opportunity to air and explore any experiences and feelings about the past, present or future, which are causing you distress and difficulty.  Maybe you’ve had a big loss or change, or you have to make a big decision. Perhaps you find yourself in patterns which are unhelpful but you’re not sure how to get out of them. It’s also very understandable if you’re not quite sure exactly what it is that’s making you feel the way you do, or how to move forward.

In therapy, there is a chance to look at and work through whatever difficulties you are having, using a supportive dialogue with your therapist. The process can help troubling emotions and behaviour impact on you less in the future. In this safe and confidential relationship, you can explore new ways of relating to yourself, your life and to others. Therapy can help to reduce the sense of isolation that can come with trying to hold and manage difficult and confusing emotions alone.

I recognize that it can be really difficult to share or express how something is affecting you. There can be many reasons for this. For example, you may want to protect those around you from what is causing you concern. It could be that when you were growing up you were discouraged from expressing your true feelings and this has continued throughout your life. Perhaps you just don’t feel you have anyone you can talk to.

Sharing your thoughts and feelings to someone new can be hard and if this is your first experience of counselling you may not know quite what to expect, so it may feel daunting. We would have an initial conversation, where we can talk at your pace about what has brought you to therapy and what you might need from it. You can ask me any questions and explore any concerns you have. If you decide you want to continue our work together, we can also regularly review how we work to ensure you’re getting the support that you need.

To arrange a first session, please call me, text me or send me an email.  I won’t be able to pick up messages when I am with clients but will aim to respond to you within 24 hours on week days.  All messages you leave are completely confidential. Please don’t feel you have to tell me more than you are comfortable with in the message – just your name and your contact details will be great. Thanks.

I work with:

·              Self esteem/building confidence.

·              Trauma

·              Anxiety

·              Depression

·              Stress

·              Bereavement including bereavement by suicide

·              Loss of relationships and relationship breakdown

·              Divorce

·              Infidelity

·              Abuse in childhood

·              Sexual Violence

·              Domestic Violence

·              Family Issues and conflicts

·              Work related issues – redundancy, stress, bullying, conflict, ethics

·              Living with long term health conditions

·              Caring for someone else

·              Change and transition

·              Loss

·              Guilt

·              Anger

·              Shame

·              Anger

·              PTSD

Location: I work from counselling rooms near Holborn and Chancery Lane tubes in central London.

Training, qualifications & experience:

PGDip in Person Centered Counselling.

British Psychological Society approved certificate in CBT.

Trained in trauma informed approach with working with survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

I have worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. I am currently a counsellor at Woman’s Trust.

I have also worked in bereavement and am currently a counsellor at CARIS bereavement service.

I volunteered with young people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities, autism and other health conditions at the Tower Project.

I have also mentored young people in a university setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip in Person Centered Therapy.

British Psychological Society approved certificate in CBT.

Trained in trauma informed approach with working with survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

I have worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. I am currently a counsellor at Woman’s Trust.

I have also worked in bereavement and am currently a counsellor at CARIS bereavement service.

I volunteered with young people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities, autism and other health conditions at the Tower Project.

I have also mentored young people in a university setting.

Member organisations

BACP

Photos & videos

  • City Therapy Room

Fees

£60.00 per 50 minute session.

I have a limited number of lower fee sessions for those on limited incomes.

Further information

An initial session allows you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what is troubling you, ask questions, understand confidentiality and determine whether counselling can assist you. 

Please send me an email or leave me a voicemail message and I will get back to you to arrange an initial session. I work from counselling rooms near Holborn and Chancery Lane tube in central London.

Maps & Directions

London, EC4A 1JQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Tuesday evenings. Location: I work from counselling rooms near Holborn and Chancery Lane tubes in central London.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults