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Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Crystal Palace & South East London

About Me . self

Who I Am and How I Work

My name is Clare. I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a Registered Member of BACP (Registered Member MBACP)

I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework which means I value the best practices for the safety and effectiveness of our work together.

My life experience, warm and empathic approach to therapy, and ease to be around contribute to my successful therapeutic relationships with clients. I also understand how daunting it may feel to make that first call or come along to your first session. When you do make that step, I will be here to welcome you.

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I can draw on a number of therapeutic models that best suit your needs as an individual. Below is a brief outline of the 2 main ways I'll be working and how they could help you.

Person Centred:
I believe human beings have an in-built ability to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences and we can become stuck.
I will work with you to understand your experience from your point of view. I will be open and genuine. Its very important to me that you, my client, feels accepted unconditionally. This way you can better understand your own feelings. This can help you reconnect with your sense of self-worth, and take steps to move forward.

Psychodynamic:
The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness. I will help you to unravel, experience and understand these true, deep-rooted feelings and try to resolve them. Our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. In order to ensure these memories and experiences do not surface, we develop defences, like denial, or project our feelings onto others as 'their problem'. We can make significant changes in how we make decisions and interact with others in our lives.


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