Ken Clarke

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MSc MBACP (accred)
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Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0BA
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, I offer therapy in a supportive environment to encourage exploration and understanding of your personal issues. I work both in person and online. I can provide short term or long term counselling for a wide range of issues and difficulties. A typical session will be spent talking about what is going on in your life. We will also think together about your thoughts and feelings. I see my job as therapist to help us think about what is happening and to help you understand why.

I am trained in a psychodynamic approach. This means I look at your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are often not obvious. I work in the present but also think about your childhood and personal background. I know starting therapy can be daunting and I hope to make it a useful and rewarding experience for you.

I can offer both counselling and psychotherapy. I think of counselling as being focused on a particular issue or problem. This is usually for a short term, fixed number of weeks. Psychotherapy has no specific focus and is open ended in duration. What we discuss can change in each session but themes often emerge. It can be a more intense, deeper experience that takes time but can be more rewarding.

Before our first session, we will have previously discussed, usually by phone, what it is you want help with. We can also do this by email. We will agree where we will be working together and set up the first meeting. I will answer any questions or concerns you may have. I hope my website also answers most of your questions. However please call me if it doesn’t.

Our first session will be about getting to know each other. We will discuss important matters such as confidentiality and the BACP code of ethics that I work within. I will provide a written agreement, it sounds formal but it will let you know about all the practical matters that are important. For counselling to work we have to build a relationship of trust. This can take time, but during the process, you will be listened to and I will provide insight into what is happening.

Sadly there is no magic fix. I can't prescribe pills or potions or tell you what to do. Instead, we will sit together n comfortable chairs and you will do most of the talking. I do the listening and then reflect back and interpret what I have heard. I believe this will allow you to understand your past and make informed decisions about your future life.

I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Accreditation is an important way of ensuring a counsellor or therapist is experienced and can be trusted.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and Psychotherapist at Birkbeck College
  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Experience

  • Psychotherapist in NHS City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health
  • Counsellor at PACE (www.pacehealth.org.uk)
  • Counsellor at SurvivorsUK (http://www.survivorsuk.org)

Membership

  • Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Birkbeck Counselling Association

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender.

If your particular concern or issue is not listed here, please call me to discuss if it is something I can work on with you. I have experience in many areas and have worked with a diverse range of people and issues.

Therapies offered

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I would not like cost to be a barrier to therapy. If money is an issue please call me to discuss.

Low Cost/Student Rate - Please contact me for details.

I currently do have low cost places available. If cost is an issue please call me to discuss.

When I work

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I have some daytime availability at present. Very limited evening availability. Please contact for details.

Further information

I work from a very peaceful and pleasant room in my home in Norwich (NR7). There is on-street and off-street parking available. My home is a bungalow and the counselling room is on the ground floor.

While I offer a regular session I try and be flexible about changing sessions where possible.

If you are unsure about starting therapy or have any questions please call or email me and I will be happy to try and help.

31 Broom Avenue, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is a low step at the entrance. My consulting room is on the ground floor.