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ALL PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE SEEN, HEARD & BELIEVED BY SOMEONE WHO IS WITH THEM & FOR THEM
Hello, I’m Claire Henry. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and a member of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
It is important to acknowledge that taking the first steps to come to therapy is not always easy. It is courageous to ask for help and be willing to take the first steps towards sharing your concerns and difficulties especially with someone you’ve just met! I never cease to be moved by the choice to start therapy, especially for the first time and I hope to assure you that I will offer you the care and respect that you deserve.
The purpose of these pages is to offer you an insight into who I am and how I work.
If you want to find out more, please do call. I offer a warm welcome and I’m very open to chat through any questions you may have that might help you decide if I’m the right therapist for you.
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Problems often arise when the learnt relationship patterns and “scripts” of our past form blocks or obstacles that stand in the way of us living well and being fulfilled in our current relationships, including the relationship with ourselves. Sometimes we can overcome these obstacles with the help of someone we know, like a friend or loved one, who gives us advice. However, sometimes we need someone who is more removed, who can be impartial, who is trained to listen carefully to how you really are.
A Counsellor or Psychotherapist uses their experience and knowledge to understand the whole of your experience and explore your options without giving their advice or telling you what they think you should do. Our purpose will be to work together and seek to know how your past has informed you, exploring with different ideas, thoughts, beliefs, memories, feelings and sensations. As you gain self-awareness you will begin to recognise the obstacles and learn to overcome them in a way that feels right for you. This leaves you open to make good choices for yourself and enjoy being the unique individual that you are.
The work we will do is relational and developmental. This means that I place emphasis on the primal human need to be in contactful and attuned relationships in order to live well and thrive. My aim is to provide you with the relational and developmental conditions that may have been unavailable to you in the past. Conditions that allow you to spread your wings, support you in making choices that are right for you and enable you to know and live as your real self. We will work together as allies to create an authentic, human to human therapeutic relationship. My authenticity helps you to develop your own authenticity and find acceptance in being ok just as you are. We can really get to know what makes you tick, and what you need to live life freely and without the learnt self-judgment that often keeps people stuck.
I HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH:
AND FEELINGS OF:
Self-esteem and confidence | Identity | Relationship difficulties
Childhood experiences | Life transitions | Menopause
Fertility | Parenting | Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Depression | Long-term illness | Work related issues
Cultural issues | Sexuality | Gender
Stress | Anxiety | Sadness | Loneliness | Fear | Anger
I have spent many years studying therapy, practising therapy and also being a client in therapy and I am passionate about the work and what can be achieved.
I work with individuals who are making really positive changes in their lives, overcoming obstacles in their paths, and who find new fulfilment as a result of the work we do together.
In line with the BACP requirement, I have undergone a robust training and have qualified to a high standard with an Honorary Bachelor of Science degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have many years of experience in clinical practice and work within a robust ethical framework that ensures confidentiality and places you and your needs at
the centre of the work. All my client work is supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor who supports me in my professional and ethical practice. As a part of my commitment to my profession I continue to develop my skills and experience through ongoing training and personal development.
I believe that all people deserve to be seen, heard and believed by someone who is with them and for them. There is no minimum measure of difficulty that means that therapy is not for you. Whether you are facing difficulties and problems that you feel unable to overcome by yourself or you choose therapy as a part of your regular self-care and maintenance, talking to a therapist can and does help.
I have experience of working with a wide range of individuals, from different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders and socio-economic groups, each who bring their own unique experience which is deeply respected
I felt really safe sharing my problems
with Claire. I never felt judged,
just accepted for who I am.
Claire helped me unpack all the difficult stuff I’d been holding on to for years.
I feel so much lighter now!
I can manage my problems better after
my sessions with Claire. She gave me the confidence to express myself and stay calm.
I offer an initial 45 minute assessment for which there is no charge. We can use this time to start to get to know each other, discuss your hopes and goals for therapy and decide if we are able to work together. You may decide to go to someone else, or I may decide that I don’t have the right skills for you. If this is the case I will do my best to refer you to someone who may be more able to help you.
Sessions are usually weekly and last for1 hour. Depending on your goals we can work to a time frame or have an open-ended plan which continues for as long as you need. This is something we’ll discuss when we first meet and throughout as we continue to work together.
Sessions are normally face to face as I believe that therapy requires relational connectedness which is harder to create and feel a part of in an online setting.
I do now incorporate some Zoom sessions to accommodate the restrictions of the Covid19 pandemic and needs of the client.
Sessions last for 1hr and cost £50 per session. Payment is to be made by bank transfer prior to the session starting. I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise you will be expected to pay in full. Some limited concessions are available to those on a low income. Please ask for details.
Once we have made a decision to work together, I will ask you to sign a working agreement which confirms where and when your sessions will take place. It confirms my registration with the BACP, gives information of the ethical framework and details the limitations to confidentiality. It will also confirm the fee, payment details and the cancellation policy.
I work from my home garden office, “The Nest”, in central Nottingham, a 10 minute walk from Nottingham Castle or a 10 minute walk
from a major bus route that travels to Derby Road in Lenton. I also offer free on-site parking for use during your session.
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