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Counselling & Psychotherapy
Crystal Palace & South East London

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Crystal Palace and South East London

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My name is Clare. I am a qualified Counsellor, and a Registered Member of BACP (Registered MBACP) I provide individual based counselling and psychotherapy. My practice is currently running online only, via Zoom.

Life throws up many challenges and sometimes finding support from someone who is non-judgmental, unbiased and who will listen impartially is hard. For some, emotional pain is ignored in the hope it will just go away - but sometimes it doesn't and this is where seeking the help of a qualified counsellor could help you.

How Does Counselling Work?

I run a small private practice where I facilitate a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to explore aspects of yourself or a situation you have found yourself in. It is a place for you to talk about what you are feeling and thinking. You could come to counselling to gain clarity in certain areas of your life; to understand yourself better; you may recognise repeated patterns of behaviour that are not serving you well; you may wish to develop tools to better cope with something; take steps forward towards positive change or to explore difficult or painful experiences from the past that are troubling you now, in the present.

Counselling is very dependent on you being open and honest and engaging with the process. It is collaborative. I am not here to advise you or tell you what to do. You must be prepared to discuss and explore what you are feeling and thinking. See me as your sounding board. We will work together to untangle what is going on for you, and perhaps look at different ways of seeing things in order for you to make your own decisions and move forward.

What happens when you make your initial enquiry?

I understand that for some, considering counselling and then finding a counsellor can feel daunting. Its important you feel safe and that the counsellor is right for you.

Following your initial enquiry, we'll arrange a 15 minute chat over the phone. This is for me to hear a little about why you are seeking counselling and to briefly hear about your expectation. From this I will assess if the way I work and the areas I work in, could fit with your needs and expectations. If I do, the next step would be to arrange a 60 minute online assessment. Whilst I am still working online, this will take place via Zoom. This enables us to meet to see how it feels talking together and for me to further assess what you wish to work on and assess more deeply whether the fit for us both feels right. I'll also explain how I work as a therapist, and what service is on offer. We'll then agree on how to proceed. Ultimately its a chance for us both to see if this could be the right place for you. The assessment is a no obligation appointment on both sides, and is charged at the same rate as a standard 50 minute session which is £65. The fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the assessment.

Please note all subsequent sessions will always be 50 minutes long. and my fee per session is £65.00

I primarily work in the following areas:
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Attachment including trauma in younger years
  • Relational difficulties/repetitive patterns of relating
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of confidence and low self esteem
  • Depression & low mood

    My practice is currently delivered online and therefore I work with clients from a range of areas. I will also be returning to in person sessions in 2024 providing counselling and psychotherapy in Crystal Palace/Penge/Beckenham and surrounding areas in South East London. Please enquire if you prefer in person

    I offer both open ended and fixed term counselling.
    Open ended means we can work together for as long as you feel you need counselling, or until we mutually decide we have gone as far as we can go.
    Fixed term means we can agree a fixed amount of sessions at the start.

    The aim of both is to give you the space you need, and the time to talk.

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