Covid-19 Update (May 2021): In line with both Government and BACP guidelines I am now offering in-person sessions and will continue to offer remote sessions too. Please get in touch, either by phone or email if you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions regarding counselling with me.
My name is Claire Barrett and I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer counselling to adult individuals and work with wide range of emotional difficulties. Based in the Orpington / Petts Wood area, I am conveniently situated for clients living in the surrounding areas of SE London & Kent.
Are you thinking about coming for counselling?
There are times in our lives when we experience problems that we find difficult to cope with. Perhaps you feel unexplainably low or possibly you just don’t feel yourself but are not sure why. Maybe your problems are hard to explain or share with those close to you or perhaps you don’t feel that you have any one to turn to. You may be finding a significant relationship difficult to manage healthily. Or there might be a specific issue or life event that you can connect your difficulties to and want help with. These difficulties may be affecting your quality of life, relationships with others & emotional well-being.
So, how can counselling help?
Counselling is a talking therapy. I will not give you advice or tell you how to solve your problems, but I can give you the opportunity to explore how you feel and make sense of your difficulties in a safe & confidential environment. Counselling can give you greater personal insight & self-awareness, which helps you make long-lasting changes that allow you to lead a more fulfilled life with an increased sense of well-being. My aim as a counsellor is to support you in gaining the confidence and capacity to support yourself.
I work both in-person (face-to-face in the same room) and on-line (via video link). Please look through my website as it contains more information about how counselling may benefit you, the way I work and the type of issues I can support you with.
If you need any more information, please contact me for a free confidential conversation and I will happily answer any questions. Maybe together we can work out if counselling is right for you.
Some of the issues I can help you with:
- Attachment based issues
- Relationship issues
- Binge-eating & disordered eating
- Loss, grief & bereavement
- Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Depression & low mood
- Anxiety & stress
- Sexuality & sexual orientation
- Life stage issues
Telephone: 07934 249925