Clare James Counselling Services is a professional counselling and psychotherapy service, based near Billingshurst, West Sussex.
Most people come to counselling or psychotherapy for the first time because they have come to a realisation that their life needs to change. Whether that has come about because of an isolated, traumatic event such as bereavement, surgical trauma or experience of war, or because of more generalised difficulties coping with the stresses of life, a registered professional therapist can be just what you need to work through issues that can threaten to overwhelm.
This can be challenging, respectful, honest, empathetic and often humorous!
By becoming more mindful and curious about your learned behaviours and ways of interacting with yourself and others, so you can learn to cope with many of life’s difficulties.
All Data Storage and Retrieval with regard to: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision, will be discussed in the initial assessment session.
I have ensured that there is a hand sanitiser at the entrance to my office, and one directly inside the door also. I have a thermometer if there is concern about a person’s temperature. I have NHS Healthcare chairs that are wiped down with 99% alcohol wipes between each client, and anything that a client may have touched or used.
I ensure that there is a minimum of 30 minutes between clients, to ensure that my office can be cleaned and ventilated. I request that all clients bring their own water / beverage to drink and a soft ball and some perfume or similar refreshing fragrance, as sometimes it is helpful to have that sensory input during a session. There is a designated parking area directly outside my cabin/office. Please arrive as near to your appointment time and wait in your vehicle until then.
I REQUEST THAT NO CLIENT ARRIVES IF THEY HAVE A TEMPERATURE OR BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO IS SUFFERING OR HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID – 19 OR IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS IN QUARANTINE OR RECENTLY RETURNED FROM ABROAD.
I CAN OFFER ZOOM SESSIONS INSTEAD OF FACE TO FACE THERAPY FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS.