A Registered, Professional therapist

Helping you identify the root causes of problems and develop the skills to deal with life’s difficulties.

Gain the tools to deal with life’s difficulties

Support to explore the causes of your issues and become more mindful about your learned behaviours.

Specialism in post-traumatic stress disorders and trauma

An accredited and registered EMDR practitioner.

Clare James Counselling Services is a professional counselling and psychotherapy service, based near Billingshurst, West Sussex.

I have been offering a range of services working with adults and from all walks of life working clinically since 1995 and in private practice, covering everything from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to bereavement and relationship issues.


Working clinically since 1995 in counselling and psychotherapy, I have come to appreciate the above quote from Winnicott, a child psychoanalyst. Many clients have learnt to hide, as a result of early life experiences of being: shamed, humiliated and misunderstood and harmed in  many other ways.

My belief in the process of psychotherapy and the vital part the therapeutic relationship plays in being alongside each client in their unique journey towards becoming more playful and creative in all aspects of their lived lives, is a way of ‘being found’.

The majority of my work is related to early developmental neglect, traumas and insecure attachment to primary caregivers, but there are many kinds of losses in life and I offer a space in which to become curious about each of us has learnt a way of being in relationship, which may need to be updated and reframed as adults.

Sometimes people come to see me because they feel ‘stuck’ and they are unable to recognise or understand what is causing their inability to make changes in their life or even to trust any decision that they make. I believe that a collaborative and challenging and safe therapeutic space, allows each person to explore and examine their lives in a way that may prove life enhancing. 

The joy of being found.

I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10.00 – 19.30hrs.

My fee for all therapy sessions is £90.00 per hour, payable via BACS on the day of therapy.

I request 48 hours’ notice for cancellation of the session otherwise the full fee is payable, unless I can offer you an alternative slot in that same week.






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