Hello, I'm Claudia, nice to see you here at Counselling & Therapy.
You might experience a time where you feel stuck, face a challenging period, struggle to cope or you might just want to understand yourself better. You might not know where to turn to. Talking to a non-judgemental and warm counsellor in a confidential environment may help you live life in a more fulfilling and resourceful way. In counselling with me you can explore your experiences and feelings, which may be troubling and distressing you. I am aiming to create a safe, respectful and supportive relationship, where you get the time to heal and grow, restore connections in your life and have an opportunity to nurture yourself.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor, in my approach I use Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
I recognise that people come to therapy for a variety of different reasons and want different things. My approach has a holistic outlook in understanding the unique experiences and lives of my clients, their relationship with oneself, others and the world around them.
The way I work therapeutically values your uniqueness and I believe that you have the potential within you to make the changes you desire. I will support you in your process and when you feel most vulnerable, by providing a supportive and trusting space and relationship, where you can feel free to express yourself. You can feel understood and reflect on your experiences without judgement.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy in London, a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice awarded by Middlesex University in London. Before then, I completed an Introduction to Counselling Course from Ewert House, Oxford University. I also have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.
I have previously seen clients at Oxford Counselling Centre (OCC) in Oxford and at Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (MCPS) in Ealing, London. Since then I work in private practice initially in North London, then mostly from Oxford, in- person and online. I have an international clientele across all ages and backgrounds, and have a comprehensive understanding and awareness of others cultural contexts.
As part of working ethically, I engage in regular and ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops and supervision with an accredited supervisor.
I am also an Individual Member EAP Specialist with the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA).
Areas of Counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients from all walks of life, and have been part of their individual journeys, seeing them change, heal and grow. Clients I have worked with have come to see me with a variety of issues, including but not restricted to:
Anxiety and panic (social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder)
Affairs and betrayals
Bereavement and grief
Burnout and stress
Expats having difficulty with another country and culture
Executives (stress, struggling with work-life balance)
Family issues and disputes
Feeling lost (lack of direction, meaninglessness)
Feeling sad and hopeless
Identity issues (gender, sexual, cultural)
Inadequacy (not feeling good enough)
Past and historic problems
Relationship issues and struggles
Separation and divorce
Seasonal affective disorder
Sex and Intimacy
Social problems and other stresses
Work-related stress (conflicts)
Feel free to contact me and enquire about a free 15 min chat.
I see clients on a weekly basis and offer individual, online counselling sessions via Skype and Zoom video, as well as via phone. I am also able to offer sessions in German.
My fee is £80 (or 80 €) for each 50 minute session. I have a few spaces at a lower fee avaiable, feel free to ask me about that. Cancelling a booked session requires seven days notice.
I accept PayPal, Wise, Bank transfers, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
Your insurance provider may pay for your counselling sessions, you can contact them directly about that. I am happy to assist you if you need help and will fill in any relevant forms required.