I offer a non-judgemental breathing space in which you can put the World on hold and, with no one making demands on you, reflect, pinpoint what’s really troubling you, get to the root cause then choose what, if anything, you want to do about it.
I can help with many issues particularly high anxiety, working with couples on their relationship and with those baffled by uncontrollable overeating that, whilst not a full blown eating disorder, non the less feels compulsive, addictive even, with names like comfort eating, emotional eating or binge eating.
I am an “integrative-relational counsellor” meaning once I have met you, I pick the best from several types of therapy (buzzwords you may have heard like CBT, person-centred, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness and so on) to make a blend tailored to you. Like a bespoke scent made especially for you rather than pushing everyone through the same old sheep dip regardless of their preferences or needs.
Research shows* that of all the factors determining how well therapy goes our therapeutic relationship accounts for 30% of likely success, hence “relational” and my studying a degree which taught me how to make best use of our relationship.
I run a private practice from my base in Weybridge. Before training as a counsellor I worked for 28 years in the private sector so I have insight into the stresses and strains of balancing work and life as well as experience of the ups and downs of life generally.
I have worked as part of the teams delivering counselling to patients at two busy Surrey GP surgeries and I work with The Counselling Partnership, a BACP accredited charity which offers counselling for anxiety and depression from three locations in Surrey.
If you would like to explore working together please call, email or visit my website, thank you.
I look forward to hearing from you. Warmly, Claire
* = Assay, T. P., & Lambert, M. J. (1999). The empirical case for the common factors in therapy: Quantitative findings. In M. A. Hubble, B. L. Duncan, & S. D. Miller (Eds.), The heart and soul of change: What works in therapy (pp. 33-56). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Talking when things get on top of you is so important and Claire is brilliant at being that ear! She is knowledgable, caring, very experienced and immediately put me at ease. Being able to talk to someone who is completely impartial, has no agenda and is there for YOU can make a huge difference. Thank you Claire for your time and I hope my experience helps convince anyone who's unsure about whether to seek help. More...