South East Professional Online Counsellor
About Claire Draper
Hello, my name is Claire Draper and I am an experienced relationship counsellor based at Online Couples Counselling. I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists). I am qualified to CPCAB Diploma level 4 in a ‘Therapeutic Counselling’. I have over 9 years’ experience as a couple’s therapist and have built a solid foundation in a variety of therapeutic techniques
For some people, starting relationship therapy might feel quite daunting. This is often because couples don’t know what to expect or are maybe unsure about what they would like to achieve out of the relationship therapy. However, please rest assured, I pride myself on creating a safe, warm and calm environment to help you feel completely at ease.
Our first meeting is about getting to know each other and building a rapport. I will take time to understanding your unique needs, expectations and goal of the counselling. There’s no rush, we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you both.
I will assist in healing any underlying resentment which might be bubbling under the surface and stopping you moving forward. Together, we will discuss your goal for the relationship therapy and help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and each other.
My aim is to help you both identify and communicate your needs and expectations more clearly. I will help provide the right tools to help you both feel validated, understood and happier.
A CPCAB (Counselling Psychotherapy Central Award Body) ‘Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills’
A member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
MHFA (Mental Health First Aider)
Prior to training as a Psychotherapist, I worked as a Managing Director and for a number of organisations. My main role was implementing of company strategy, staff recruitment and the managing of teams of people.
I also worked for various charities in London. Offering support and a safe space to talk for Asylum seekers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Later, I became part of the charities outreach program, visiting clients in their own homes, who were diagnosed with schizophrenia, psychosis and other mental health challenges.
Other areas of my work have been with Bromley Counselling Centre, Corelli Collage and Prendergast school Lewisham. Alongside ‘Place to Be’. Drug and Alcohol Recovery Bromley’ and with social services for children and adults.
How I can help you
- I will actively listen to your thoughts and feelings without judgement
- My confidential space which will allow you both the opportunity to explore the issues within your relationship, from your individual perspectives.
- I will help you emotionally recenter the relationship and unpick the details to help you find a way forward.
- You will have the time to speak and listen and to try and understand each other’s point of view and feelings.
- Together, we will establish a relationship based on openness, trust and respect
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