Clare HarlandIntegrative psychotherapist
I am a BACP-registered psychotherapist who supports people to navigate uncertainties and upheavals in their lives, reflect on emotions, behaviours and relational patterns that may be causing them difficulty, and explore ways forward.
I have experience of working with issues including bereavement and loss, stress, low mood, relationship problems, identity and life changes. I am also passionate about supporting families who have experienced the particular challenges associated with having a baby or child who is very unwell, including those who have had to spend time in neonatal or paediatric hospital care, and adults who may have been through these experiences themselves in early life.
My training is integrative and I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, particularly person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment-based therapies, and tailor my response to your individual needs. My priority is to create a safe, supportive environment where you feel accepted and listened to with warmth and respect, and where, together, we can unpack any thoughts and feelings that you may be struggling with. As part of the process we may consider how experiences and patterns from the past are affecting your life in the present, and we will balance this with a focus on your current concerns.
Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes, and I offer short-term counselling (typically 6-12 sessions to focus on a specific issue), and longer-term or open-ended therapy.
Getting in touch
If you are interested in finding out more, please message me to arrange an initial consultation, during which we can explore what you wish to gain from therapy and discuss any questions you may have.
Issues often worked with
My standard fee is £65 per session for regular sessions, but I charge a reduced rate of £50 for the initial consultation. If there is anything you would like to discuss before booking a session, please let me know and we can arrange a time for a brief 15-minute phonecall.
Training and qualifications
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP, registration no. 179887) and abide by its Ethical Framework.
I have a Foundation Certificate, a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, all from The Minster Centre, a leading integrative training institute, accredited by Middlesex University. I also undertake ongoing CPD to deepen my knowledge, including (most recently) in online therapy and working with trauma.
In addition to private practice, I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor for a GP practice and a charity supporting families with young children. I am also on the editorial panel for the e-journal Contemporary Psychotherapy, and a trustee of a maternal mental health charity.
My previous career was in the charity sector, where I developed a particular interest in mental health and well-being. I originally studied history at university, gaining a BA (Hons) in Modern History and then an MSc in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford.