Louise Claydon

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Folkestone, Kent, TN24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Louise Claydon Counselling offers Personal Counselling, Relationship and Mental Health, Addiction and Abuse Counselling in a confidential and supportive environment.

Research has shown how talking in nature, with a trained therapist can improve feelings of wellness and lessen anxiety so I am pleased to now offer a walk and talk service. These sessions are held 1-1 either in a location where you live or work, or in the beautiful seaside location of Folkestone.

If you prefer to receive therapy online, than support is available via Zoom in the comfort of your own home with no travel limitations.

Counselling can help with many areas of difficulty, such as depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, as well as bereavement and loss, self harm and eating disorders. It is proven that talking therapies such as counselling can aid individuals in better understanding what is causing conflict, and to help to find ways to change negative thought patterns.

My aim is to help you to gain a better understanding of your self and to identify behaviours and patterns which prevent you from making the choices you desire.

My name is Louise and I am the founder of Louise Claydon counselling. Everybody struggles in life and everyone deals with conflict differently. If you are finding life hard to cope with, or perhaps have an issue that you can't seem to work through, then talking things over with a trained professional like myself could help. I believe that my extensive training, as well as my life experiences enable me to help others. I help people to see that there are options and choices open to all of us, all of the time, no matter how limited these may sometimes seem.

 I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. You won't be told what to do, given advice, or be judged. Instead, you will have the space and time to talk, and together we can look at ways of letting go of whatever is holding you back from being happy.

Appointments available daytime, evening and weekends. Immediate help available. Call or email to book an appointment. Appointments in local community or across the UK with Zoom facilities, in the comfort of your own home with no travel time or cost.

Training, qualifications & experience

I believe in continued self development and strive to improve my knowledge to better help my clients.

I specialise in relationship therapy,  and have over a decade of experience working with couples in conflict. The relationship that we have with ourselves is the most important one we will ever have and in order to maintain healthy relationships with others,  self awareness and growth for ourselves is vital. I am currently undertaking courses in Building self esteem and Confidence, Teacher Training, CBT-dealing with the here and now, and CPD in areas of Couples work and Attachment Theory.

I am working towards my accreditation with the CPCAB which will add to my qualification and provide a further 300 hours of experience with clients. I am committed to helping others to understand that we ourselves have the answers, and that talking therapies can unlock what we already know, but that may be hidden or too painful to see.

I have worked with a variety of clients, and whilst studying for my qualification I held placements with Mind, NRCS, a community based service. I saw clients presenting with issues of depression and anxiety, as well as bi-polar, self harm/suicide and personality disorders. I have Volunteered with Samaritans, Victim Support, and presently a community counselling practice, covering many types of issues.

As a member of the BACP I am supported by my fellow counsellors and supervisors and as is required by the ethical framework, I attend regular supervision. This is to ensure I am providing the best level of service for my clients, and to monitor my professionalism, ethics and values.

Member organisations

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First initial assessment is free of charge and will last for around 10 minutes. Here we will look at your reasons for attending counselling and we will agree a way of working together.

Subsequent sessions are charged at £45.00 per session and are for 50 minutes and usually recommended once a week. There is no limit on how long you can attend counselling for, but we will review our work after 6 sessions unless otherwise agreed.

Considerations are available for low income individuals, confirmed at initial assessment.

24 hour notice of cancellation is required otherwise session will be charged for.

Every effort will be made to accommodate you should you have difficulties in making your appointments, but late arrival may mean a reduced session time.

When I work

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. Telephone and Video counselling available.

Folkestone, Kent, TN24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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