Hello, my name is Claire. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and trainee supervisor, working in private practice in Peterlee, County Durham, in the North East of England. I work on a 1-1 basis with adults in person and remotely, via telephone and zoom.
I work predominantly with a relational and collaborative approach, meeting clients where they are, with compassion, understanding and warmth, to provide a safe and confidential space where feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored.
Alongside my private practice, I also work in the voluntary sector, counselling individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have worked in this area for over sixteen years and am passionate about this area of work.. I am an LGBTQ+ allied therapist and my practice is neurodiversity affirming and inclusive.
I am committed to continual professional development and have trained in mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, trauma informed approaches and creative counselling techniques. I am also a qualified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Breathwork Facilitator. I am fascinated by the mind body connection and I am currently studying towards a post-graduate qualification in somatic informed trauma therapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP and accredited registered member of the NCS. I'm also a professional member of the International Breathwork Foundation and an accredited member of the EFT & Mindfulness Centre. I hold professional insurance, a clear DBS and I am registered under the Data Protection Act (1998) .