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Counselling Approach

My approach is from a humanistic integrative perspective, an approach which incorporates a range of therapies.

I tailor my approach to suit an individual or couples needs. Because of the flexibility of the way I work, my approach works effectively with a range of emotional difficulties including loss, separation, addictions, work related issues and life changing events.

Listed below is a snapshot of the regular themes I have supported:

Couples and Relationship Counselling: Supporting couples who are going through difficulties to gain a better understanding, resolve conflicts and improve communication. Helping cope more positively and effectively with the demands that work, family and life changes bring, including work stress, adjusting to parenthood, financial worries, family issues and major life transformations.

Stress, Anger and Anxiety Counselling: Support with recognising triggers, developing coping strategies and gaining lifelong mental tools to eradicate dysfunctional thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Bereavement Counselling: Helping you to cope with the struggle of bereavement of significant loss in your life and foster healing in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

Work Related Issues: Explore work related issues and how these may be impacting upon personal life. Support with coping strategies and achieving healthy work/life balance.

Counselling Children and Young People: Counselling can help children, young people and students gain a better understanding of their feelings and emotions and their behaviours and help them to make better choices for their futures.

Depression Counselling: Address the reasons behind feeling sad about life. Depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading a normal life, but it does make everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. Helping to identify areas requiring change and developing the mental tools to make positive changes.

My belief is that each of us are unique, however there is always the potential for growth, change and success.

I have a wealth of knowledge and skills in making positive changes… I can help 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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!
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