About Me

Essex Therapy I am proud to be a counsellor and I am committed to  perfecting my skills to enable and empower others to achieve.

I currently volunteer at a national mental health charity and now offer a free service to our unemployed ex-servicemen and women who have given so much to our nation. I believe in giving back to the community.

Due to my extensive working background and skills, I am constantly being sourced by outside agencies to support teenagers, families and parents in reducing conflicts and stresses in family life. This is as well as improving communication and developing healthier attachment relationships.

My accomplishments involve working comprehensively with:

  • Supporting disadvantaged children in building their trust, confidence and self esteem
  • Empowering men, women and young people who have experienced domestic abuse
  • Enabling children and young people who are or who have been a ‘looked after child’
  • Supporting individuals in dealing with redundancy, loss and bereavement
  • Working in HMP to address outstanding issues and current dysfunctional behaviour associated with addictions, drugs and alcohol misuse
  • Supporting families with children with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning difficulties, social and school phobias

 If you need help with work/life balance, relationships, coping with change, redundancy, adjusting to parenthood or settling into school, college or university, or feeling that you are just ‘not fitting in’, then contact me. I offer a free consultation so together we can figure it out.


Qualifications

  • Nottingham University IAPT Counselling for Depression
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2013 CMI Level 6 Management & Leadership (QCF)
  • Management in Supervision Theory & Skills
  • FPM Management Development Certificate
  • Clinical Supervision Theory & Skills
  • LDSS Diploma Development Support Services for children and those who care for them
  • Relate Certification Couples Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

Training

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Certificate Coaching & Peer Mentoring for ‘At Risk’Teenagers
  • CDS Certificate in Independent support service to families & young people with disabilities
  • ESBC Multi Agency Safeguarding Children Foundation Training Level 2
  • Refresher Training on Solution Based Brief Therapy
  • Rewind Training (used for PTSD sufferers)

exceptional!

This is the second time that I have returned for counselling with Clare. She's exceptional! She always emotionally gets me to where I want to be and glad that she is finally working for herself! Now others will get the opportunity to experience her skills and experience - best of luck!

SF, Brentwood. 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T15:25:03+00:00

SF, Brentwood. 2016

This is the second time that I have returned for counselling with Clare. She's exceptional! She always emotionally gets me to where I want to be and glad that she is finally working for herself! Now others will get the opportunity to experience her skills and experience - best of luck!

I didn’t feel silly…

Having had no previous counselling, we decided to try it to see if it would help our situation as life over the last few years had become very busy. With having so many children and three Grandchildren who have all had problems at times with some being more challenging than others. We felt we were taking each other for granted and thought it would be good to talk to someone who didn't know us to see if they could help. I found Clare to be very helpful. I didn't feel silly and she made me feel at ease and comfortable. And someone who understood where I was coming from. I feel that our life is back on track and the future is more certain.

LD & PD, Sept 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T15:23:49+00:00

LD & PD, Sept 2016

Having had no previous counselling, we decided to try it to see if it would help our situation as life over the last few years had become very busy. With having so many children and three Grandchildren who have all had problems at times with some being more challenging than others. We felt we were taking each other for granted and thought it would be good to talk to someone who didn't know us to see if they could help. I found Clare to be very helpful. I didn't feel silly and she made me feel at ease and comfortable. And someone who understood where I was coming from. I feel that our life is back on track and the future is more certain.

absolute pleasure

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I am looking forward to working with you. You have a wealth of experience that I believe will be valuable.

LT, Basildon. June 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T16:13:50+00:00

LT, Basildon. June 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I am looking forward to working with you. You have a wealth of experience that I believe will be valuable.

brilliant!

I think that the form is excellent! Have you thought about being a Tutor?? Lol. You would be brilliant!

July, 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T16:10:08+00:00

July, 2016

I think that the form is excellent! Have you thought about being a Tutor?? Lol. You would be brilliant!

I found the supervision today extremely helpful. Your ability to really know my client just by me explaining him and his issues amazed me and your support and direction was also amazing. I really got a lot out of today so thank you!

CP, Basildon, Essex. May 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T16:12:28+00:00

CP, Basildon, Essex. May 2016

I found the supervision today extremely helpful. Your ability to really know my client just by me explaining him and his issues amazed me and your support and direction was also amazing. I really got a lot out of today so thank you!

inspiring and strengthening

Clare made me feel immediately comfortable and relaxed enough to open up to her without feeling judged. She listened with understanding and gently guided me to accept that changes to my habitual mindset will make me feel different within and in turn I will be able to achieve a more balanced and contented life. She also made some realistic suggestions on how to achieve this that I found very helpful. I found the session inspiring and strengthening.

LT, Billericay, Essex. June 2016

Essex Therapy Reviews
5.0
2017-05-24T15:24:26+00:00

LT, Billericay, Essex. June 2016

Clare made me feel immediately comfortable and relaxed enough to open up to her without feeling judged. She listened with understanding and gently guided me to accept that changes to my habitual mindset will make me feel different within and in turn I will be able to achieve a more balanced and contented life. She also made some realistic suggestions on how to achieve this that I found very helpful. I found the session inspiring and strengthening.
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