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Claire Reeves Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • 17-19 Alexandra Rd, Swadlincote DE11 9SP, UK.

About Claire Reeves Counselling & Psychotherapy

You’ve done something amazing today. By visiting this site you have admitted to yourself that things can be better. That you want a little more from your life. We all do.

More happiness. More peace. More control. 

I am sorry that things are not going so well for you. Let me assure you that you are in the right place. By seeking help you are taking the first brave step towards controlling your own happiness. Together we can start to find solutions tailored to you.

Dedicated to supporting you on a journey of self exploration, self-discovery and personal growth. I will be with you every step of the way: building a better, stronger you.

Life is full of challenges and our expectations can sometimes seem so far away from reality. It’s normal to want to seek help, to reach out for support when life gets too much. That’s where counselling can help. You’re in the right place.

Claire Reeves MBACP

​I have always had a passion for helping others. I started my career as a primary school teacher in a school in Derbyshire but my interest remained with families that needed more than educational support. After seeing the benefits of counselling myself, I decided to follow my dream and re-trained as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

Alongside my private practice, I work at sarac, a charity in Burton-on-Trent, that supports clients that have been affected by sexual abuse, rape and/or sexual exploitation. I oversee the Adult Emotional Support Services and therefore I have a great deal of knowledge and expertise in this area. I also provide counselling to young people in a local secondary school.

Professional Qualifications
BSc Psychology (2:1)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (with QTS)
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Distinction)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
Level 3 AIM Award in Specialist Sexual Abuse and Rape Support Services

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical principles in all aspects of my work. I have an enhanced DBS and am fully insured.

​CPD and Workshops
​Working Creatively with Clients
​Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery​
​Counselling Young People – MindEd Online

How I work
I use an integrative approach so that I can tailor the support to suit your needs and where you are currently on your journey of change. My main training has been using psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. This means that I place a great deal of importance on building a trusting relationship, helping you to feel safe and secure enough to explore your difficulties but I am also skilled in making links to your past. Often current relationships and behaviours are a repeat of those from the past and are deep rooted in childhood experiences. Exploring these links can be useful in helping you to develop new, healthier ways of thinking and being.

Operating in the Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent and Ashby-de-la-Zouch areas of the East midlands, Claire Reeves Counselling and Psychotherapy is focused on supporting clients achieve their goals in a judgement free, supportive manner. My mission statement is to bring hope and wellness to all of my clients and ensure that each person who spends time in my sessions leaves a step closer to making the changes needed to improve their life.

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