My name is Claire Huzzey.

My belief is that everyone is an individual and our lives are unique and our perceptions on things we have experienced are unique to us.  For this reason I decided that I wanted to be an integrative counsellor, so I can adapt my counselling skills to the person I am working with rather than the counselling theory needing to fit the person.

I work with an eclectic integrative approach using the three main forces in psychology of Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics. I adapt and change my counselling skills and combine the theories and techniques to suit your needs. I also can include creative counselling skills and mindfulness into the sessions

I have been in private practice since 2017 based in Fairkytes Arts Centre.  My experience so far has led me to work with clients who have had a wide range of issues for example depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, relatives of substance misusers, abuse, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, long term debilitating illness, trauma to name a few.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor BA (hons) degree. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS) I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which also includes by participating and researching as a part of my continued professional development, I participate in regular supervision sessions in accordance with the BACP recommendations. I also hold an enhanced DBS and am fully insured to practice.

I have over two years’ experience in counselling within a drug and alcohol agency working with clients that have substance misuse issues on different stages of recovery ranging from actively drinking and at different stages on the path to sobriety also I have worked with the relatives of people that suffer from substance misuse. Through this I have experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma as well as how the addiction has had an impact on the lives of both the client and their families.

Through working within a college environment as a student counsellor, with students ranging from 16 to 19 years’ old. I have experience of working with the challenges of growing up in the technological world and the issues that can be brought up though social media and any issues that can arise such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavements and trauma.