“My sessions with Clare have been insightful and empowering. They’ve helped me shift my perspective, improve self-esteem and set healthier boundaries. Clare consistently creates a safe and supportive space, in which I felt 100% comfortable sharing.”– ‘Anna’
Starting from your concerns
Your sessions will focus on your concerns. I will not be advising you on what to do, but support you in taking a good look at your life.
Exploring how you want to move forward
Is my approach right for you?
As a relational and integrative counsellor, working in a person-centred and existential way, my priority will be building a relationship of trust – in which you can feel safe to share what you need to. In a nutshell a person centred approach is about your feeling met with warmth, acceptance and empathy, as we delve together into what’s troubling you. An existential way of working uncovers what matters to, and energises you, and also involves looking at difficulties life can inevitably bring.
I also bring in a psychodynamic way of working with the unconscious, and with an understanding of attachment – that is our experience of early relationships with parents or caregivers, and of relationships now – to help ensure sessions are tailored to your needs. This can help to resource you with more awareness of how unconscious influences may show up, and to look at different parts of yourself – such as a judging or a vulnerable part.
As we work together, we can explore ways to access the unconscious, intuitive wisdom to be found in your images, dreams, gestures and bodily knowing. Your sessions can also equip you with personalised wellbeing tools for body and mind, to help you to calm and ground yourself.
Together, we can explore how you want to move forward in the way that feels right for you.
Being human with you in your human struggles
“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”– George Eliot, writer.
In our work together, I will not be a remote ‘expert’ – I will be human with you in your human struggles.
Counselling may feel challenging at times – as it offers the chance to face and grieve for losses – whether of loved ones, or of parts of yourself – losses that may have been suppressed.
We can explore what you want to change and obstacles in your path. We can also explore ways to tackle those obstacles, by unearthing and unlocking the resources within you.
£45 for in person and online sessions, currently available.
Finding ways to unlock the resources within you
If you have any questions or would like to have a short initial chat before booking in, please contact me >