Justin Clark MBACP (Accred), UKCP (training)
I provide counselling and psychotherapy in Nottingham for adults and children, working with a wide range of issues and problems.
I also deliver training and workshops covering a range of personal development and management/business-related issues.
How I work
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I work within a humanistic, relational, and developmental framework.
For most people that doesn’t mean very much, so here's a brief explanation.
Humanistic therapies are all based on the beliefs above, and there are many theories and ways of understanding people that have stemmed from this.
But there are also lots of other ways to approach this. I don’t stick rigidly to ‘a way to do therapy’ but incorporate aspects of many different theories including some of the ‘non-humanistic’ ones. I do this because I believe that they are useful and helpful to the work of therapy.
My basic beliefs about people:
- everyone has essential worth
- people are not 'good' or 'bad' – we all have the potential for both
- we all have the capacity to choose
- people are responsible for themselves
- people have the power to change and grow
- we exist in relationship with the world around us
- the truth about people is more than the sum of all the parts
I place particular importance and value on the relationship that develops between myself and the client. I believe that we all exist in relationship with the world around us, and so when we are trying to make changes, or solve problems, or make sense of our experiences, we also do that in relationship. Therapy is very different from most other relationships you may have – that’s part of its value, but it is still a relationship.
I believe that we form fundamental beliefs about ourselves and others from the very beginning of our lives. As such, I pay attention to the developmental processes that were (or were not) formative in the individual's experience, which can then guide future therapeutic work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wide range of experience of working with people who are in need of support or experiencing difficulty. I have previously worked in mental health, supported housing, and alternative education. In 2007 I started my journey to being a therapist, completing a Counselling Concepts course.
In 2013 I gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. Whilst managing a school counselling service in 2016 I completed a Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. In 2019 I chose to extend my academic experience, returning to The Sherwood Institute to commence an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I have also previously managed therapeutic services for Place2Be and The Children's Society, before choosing to focus solely on private practice.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans related issues.
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£50 per session (including assessments)
Reduced fees available for student therapists - see website for details.
Payment by card (or cash).
Some health insurance also covered - see website for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 8.00pm, appointments only.
Some evening and daytime sessions are currently available for therapy and supervision.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a therapist, I work within an integrative framework which informs my relational, developmental, and humanistic stance.View supervision profile