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.
I have recently worked at sarac, a charity in Burton-on-Trent, that supports clients that have been affected by sexual abuse, rape and/or sexual exploitation. I managed the volunteers and the Adult Emotional Support Services and therefore I have a great deal of knowledge and expertise in this area.
I currently provide counselling to young people in a local secondary school.
BSc Psychology (2:1)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (with QTS)
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling (Distinction)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
Level 3 AIM Award in Specialist Sexual Abuse and Rape Support Services
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Certified NLP Coach
Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
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
Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within (4 day conference)
Life Coaching Diploma Course
Mindfulness Diploma Course
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.
I am also a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Coach and Time Line Therapist which enables me to help you to focus on the future and build the life you want and deserve.
My mission 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.
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.
Book an appointment.
The next step is simple.
Visit the 'Book an Appointment' page to start your journey. I am here for you when you are ready...
Email, call or text to book an initial consultation. I offer a free 30 minute appointment where we can discuss your needs. After that, we will arrange to see each other regularly for 60 minute sessions where we can explore what has brought you to counselling and together find ways to help you feel better.