Welcome.

I’m Clare.  I’m a BACP accredited counsellor, working in Clifton and Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol.
As an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor, I support adults (both individuals and couples) facing emotional, psychological and relationship issues.

Counselling with me offers a safe, neutral and confidential space where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement or criticism.

People I work with regularly comment on how helpful it is to talk to someone outside their usual circles and of the release they feel when they say things out loud to a trained professional, who listens and helps them to explore things in a way they haven’t done before. My aim is to work with you to help you understand yourself better and with this enhanced understanding, find new perspectives and a clearer way forward.

I look forward to working with you.

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”

– Carl Jung

My approach:
Integrative counselling.

I offer a warm, down to earth yet professional approach.

Talking things through can be difficult and bring mixed and strong emotions.  I always aim to work at your pace.  I believe that my clients have the ability to grow towards fulfilling their own potential and that they are the experts on their own lives.  I will therefore not give you advice or offer solutions, but will work with you to help you understand yourself more fully to facilitate you finding your own way through the issues you face.  I may at times offer suggestions and information if I feel this might be helpful.

I’m an integrative therapist and have knowledge of a number of different theoretical approaches which I draw on to meet your individual needs.  I work using the relational model, with a particular emphasis on person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and compassion focused thinking.

To get the most out of counselling, I believe an initial period of regular sessions, usually weekly, works best.  I offer short term counselling and long term therapy, depending on your needs.  We will discuss at the outset what feels most appropriate and then regularly review where you are in our work together, as the work progresses.

Practicalities:
What to expect.

Fees
Counselling sessions cost £50 and last for 50 minutes.
Work for organisations or insurance companies is negotiated separately.

 

Confidentiality
What you share with me will be kept confidential. However, there are some standard professional exceptions, which I discuss in the initial session.

 

Cancellations
I charge my full fee for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice.

 

Frequency 
I believe therapy is most beneficial weekly, at a regular time. However, we will discuss when and how often to meet, at our first session.

About Me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor with experience of working in a range of settings, including NHS Primary Care, university counselling services and local counselling agencies.  I currently work with Penny Brohn UK alongside running a successful private practice.

In my work, I have supported people facing issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence and self esteem, relationship difficulties, struggles with personal identity, abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, long term health conditions, work and family issues, pregnancy related issues and loss, post natal illness, parenting and life transitions.

Contact Me

To book an appointment or to have an initial confidential conversation, please contact me.

07505 912740

The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HG

The Practice Rooms, 57/59 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3ED

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