Founder and Lead Psychotherapist at Free to Be Counselling in Preston
Free to Be Counselling
My name is Claire. I set up Free to Be Counselling in Preston to make Private Therapy accessible.
I began training as a Counsellor in 2012. Since then, I have completed a Post-Graduate university qualification in Psychotherapy. I have experience of Counselling in a range of settings.
I’ve previously worked as a High School Teacher for over 16 years and also have experience of working in the Social Care, Higher Education and Charity Sectors. I’ve learnt a lot about myself and human relationships through my varied life experience. I’ve also worked as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor at a local University and currently combine Freelance Writing and Training on Wellbeing and Mental Health issues with Counselling and Psychotherapy in Preston and surrounding areas. I’m a Mum of 2. All these experiences help me to understand and connect with others in my counselling work. That said, I want to listen and understand what life is like for YOU?
The relationship between us is what holds the different strategies together, so that the approach we take is something we both feel is a good fit for you. Sometimes that might include creative tasks, activities and experiments in our work together. I’ll support you as a individual unique human, meeting you in your pain. I won’t shy away from the things you find difficult. I’ll be interested in your positive traits and behaviours, and your own ability to make decisions that feel a good fit for you.