My name is Clare Green and I am a fully qualified counsellor. My prior interest with healing and alternative therapies led me to persue studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a naturally warm and caring person and I believe everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. I believe that no matter the difficulties we may have experienced in the past, that we all have the capacity to heal.
I have a vast amount of experience; working with the elderly in a residential care environment; a Womens’ Centre with those who have suffered domestic violence, both psychological and physical abuse. I have worked with transition and bereavement in a hospice setting. I spent time working with those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their rehabilitation back into society. Before setting up a Private Practice I spent two years working within a NHS doctors’ surgery based in North London where I had a very busy and varied practice. Very recently I have been involved in acute trauma working with the victims of the Grenfell Fire in Kensington. Regardless of any prior experience, I am very happy to work with whatever you may bring and I welcome a diverse range of clients.
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. Both a Diploma and Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD Counselling School in London. I am working towards accreditation status with the BACP.
I am trained in DBT (Dialectal Behavioural Therapy) Accreditation Level 1.
DBT helps you to change unhelpful behaviours, but it differs from CBT in that it also focuses on accepting who you are at the same time. DBT places particular importance on the relationship between you and your therapist, and this relationship is used to actively motivate you to change.
I am currently undertaking further foundation training with the Society of Analytical Psychology in North West London. Psychoanalysis is the term that Sigmund Freud used to describe his particular method of analysis, whilst Jung used the term Analytical Psychology. For a brief guide to some of the ideas that are distinctive in Analytical Psychology follow the link here.
I have also completed short courses in CBT, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Ethology and also have a keen interest in mindfulness and yoga.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am committed to my continuous professional development.