Clare DudeneyIntegrative counsellor
I work with clients to unpick and make sense of life difficulties, and to make positive, lasting changes. Short and long term therapy available at my practice in Bedfordshire, and online.
Many factors in our lives can contribute to us losing our way; anxiety and stress being just two. I work from the understanding that the alliance between us as therapist and client will be a catalyst for change in the therapeutic work that we undertake together. My approach is an integrative one, drawing on a number of theories and approaches that I have been trained in. Working collaboratively, we will identify areas in your life where you may be feeling stuck or directionless, and work together to make positive, lasting changes. Counselling provides a safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings; we will work together to address your thoughts and feelings and their overall impact on your life and behaviours, habits and happiness.
I am also qualified in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, with Hypnotherapy being an additional tool we can use in therapy if desired. Hypnotherapy can help you achieve a deep, focused attention on an idea or suggestion. We may use Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to therapeutic interventions as a way of cementing new beliefs and ideals. The style of Hypnotherapy that I use is not trance-based; rather a focused state of attention where you are fully present throughout. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been found to have greater, positive outcomes when used alongside Hypnotherapy.
Ultimately, my aim is to provide a safe and positive place for you to explore your concerns and find your own meanings for your experiences.
Regardless of the therapeutic intervention or approach we choose to follow together during therapy, my paramount focus is the working alliance between you, the client, and me, the therapist. Research has shown that greater therapy outcomes are led first and foremost by the therapeutic relationship, than by the specific treatment employed.
“Life as a therapist is a life of service in which we daily transcend our personal wishes and turn our gaze toward the needs and growth of the other. We take pleasure not only in the growth of our patient but also in the ripple effect – the salutary influence our patients have upon those whom they touch in life.”
Irvin D. Yalom (The Gift of Therapy)
I specialise in the following areas: -
- Stress management
- Weight management
- Working with young people (age 11 up)
I offer both face to face and online sessions from my practice in Bedford.
I am an accredited registrant member of The National Counselling Society and a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register. I abide by each of their Code of Ethics.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£65 per one hour session. £75 for an hour and a half.
Concessional rates available for Key Workers. I have a limited amount of concessional rate slots. Please contact me to discuss availability.
I am not currently taking online bookings through the welldoing.org system, however, I do have availability. Please contact me to arrange a free initial chat following which if we are both in agreement to proceed an appointment booking can be made.
Training and qualifications
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- UKCHH Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Occupational Stress Management
- Certificate in Hypno-Coaching
- Certificate in Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
- Certificate in Working with Insomnia