Hi! I’m Clare Clilverd…
“You need to talk” … so easy to say but, for many reasons, expressing our true feelings and emotions can be difficult, even overwhelming. We may feel confused, exposed and even a little ashamed. It is, however, necessary in order to face the challenges in our lives, challenges which might be holding us back, even controlling and preventing us from living our “best life”, whatever that might be. .
So Why Work With Me?
Talking about painful and difficult subjects can be daunting and uncomfortable. It takes courage and strength to share this. It is my role to offer you a safe and supportive space, taking time to build trust and honesty between us.
The therapeutic relationship between you and myself is key. To have someone who you are able to relate to is extremely valuable.
My core training is Person-Centred; this will thread throughout the work we do. From the initial appointment we will then discuss the focus of your sessions, which I tailor to each individual.
The counselling relationship has empathy at its foundation. I acknowledge that everyone is different and I strive to understand each individual. I feel privileged to be invited into your life, as together we work through the painful and difficult times.
Therapy can be powerful.
The easiest option can sometimes be to push away your feelings and say you are okay. But this isn’t always possible as your true feelings and emotions still find a way to the surface. This can cause numerous complications sometimes to the detriment to your health or well-being.
It is your space, to try and understand what and why you are feeling this way. In the sessions you are not alone, and you are not being judged.
This in turn can help to restore a healthy balance and sense of calm to your life.
You are in a safe space, as you put the world outside on pause, we can reflect and see what is important to you.
I am experienced in working with adults and young people who have feelings of:
- Loss and Grief
- Low self esteem
- Chronic pain
- Life changes
- Personal development
- Self harm
- Suicidal thoughts
As a trauma-informed counsellor I work with clients who have experienced single, multiple & childhood trauma. These sessions will help to build emotional stability, internal and external safety and coping strategies.
As a therapist, I have experience of bereavement by suicide, death of a parent of very young children and I have worked alongside many families in traumatic circumstances.
I have been able to offer help at the darkest of times.
I am an integrative counsellor with many years of experience.
I do not judge, but offer empathy and understanding …
I attempt to go where my client needs to be emotionally.
I believe that the counselling relationship is therapeutic where trust between counsellor and client exists.
If a person feels fully “heard”, a clarity of thought can follow. The counselling process can be liberating, unimpeded by personal relationships and connections.
I have a practice in Malmesbury in Wiltshire
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07899925179
I am a member of BACP and bound by their code of practice.