Justin Clark MBACP (Accred), UKCP (training)

Justin Clark MBACP (Accred), UKCP (training)

Therapy Nottingham
Knight & Whitehall House
4 Carlton Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 1NN

01157722132 / 07519821746

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About me

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.

Integrative

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.

Humanistic

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

Relational

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.

Developmental

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

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Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with

        LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans related issues.

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        • The office

        Fees

        £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

        Nottingham, NG1 1NN

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None

        Accessibility

        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No

        My office in on the first floor, there is no lift available.

        Availability

        Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 8.00pm, appointments only.
        Some evening and daytime sessions are currently available for therapy and supervision.

        Types of client

        Children
        Young people
        Adults
        Older adults
        Organisations
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        As a therapist, I work within an integrative framework which informs my relational, developmental, and humanistic stance.

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