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Our team

Our team of experienced, friendly therapists are here to help you. We understand that starting counselling for the first time can be really daunting & we will do all that we can to put you at ease.

The key to successful therapy is a good relationship between you & your counsellor. Please take some time to get to know our therapists by reading the profiles on this page & trust your instincts in deciding who it is that you feel the most drawn to.

We look forward to meeting you.

** Please note that, unless otherwise stated by your therapist, therapy sessions will be held online or by telephone. You can let us know your preference when you make your booking **

“It is only by addressing the roots of a problem that we can really be free of it. So, whatever is bringing you to The Clearing, I believe that you will get the most out of our time together if we explore your situation in depth”

Dr Rhian is a chartered counselling psychologist.

Her main approaches are: Psychodynamic, Person Centred, CBT, Existentialism, Jungian Psychology

Her areas of special interest are: Eating disorders, existential issues, trauma & compulsive behaviours

Clinic Days: Online or Telephone sessions only. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Find out more about Rhian

Dr Rhian

Lead Psychologist

“Whatever you may be struggling with, it is never too late to get help & begin the journey of change. Remember that even in hard concrete, there can be a crack, & in that crack something green, even a flower, can grow”

Elizabeth is a senior accredited psychotherapist

Her main approaches are: Psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, Jungian, Systemic (Family Therapy) & CBT

She has particular experience in working with: Attachment issues, bereavement & loss, eating disorders, fertility issues, anxiety, depression & trauma

Elizabeth is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 15 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Late evening sessions available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £70

Find out more about Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Senior Accredited Therapist

“Counselling allows us to gain an understanding of ourselves & creates a path towards positive change. For me, therapy should always be empowering. I’ve absolute faith that the answers that you are seeking lie within you. My role is simply to help you to find them.

I’ll offer you an open & honest therapeutic relationship where you can be totally free to speak your mind, no matter how difficult your truth might be. I believe that it’s only when we can be truly real that long term healing becomes possible.”

Kathy is an accredited clinical psychotherapist

Her main approaches are: Integrative psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Transactional analysis, Creative therapies & NLP

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, anxiety & stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family dynamics, addiction, LGBTQ issues, bereavement & loss, culture & immigration adjustments.

Kathy is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 16 years onwards.

Clinic days:  Online or telephone sessions only Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Late evening sessions available).

Hourly rate for individuals: £70

Find out more about Kathy

Kathy

Senior Accredited Therapist

“I want to ensure that you feel safe & in control throughout the counselling process.  Think of my role as being to support you as we both start learning more about you, your story & the challenges you
are facing. In this way, we’ll help you to understand the roots of the problems at hand & to find your way forward”

Elsie is a UKCP accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor.

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Creative interventions & Person Centred psychotherapy

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, significant life changes, bereavement, loss & relationship breakdown.

Elsie is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 18 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Tuesdays, Wednesday & Fridays.

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Elsie

Elsie

Accredited Therapist

“Sometimes just having space to get in touch with how we feel can bring clarity & a sense of wellbeing. It is important to me that you feel as comfortable as possible when you begin counselling.

I will offer you a therapeutic space that’s friendly & supportive & we will go at your own pace. As an integrative counsellor, I’ll choose a method to suit you, whether you are predominantly cognitive, emotional, practical or creative.”

Annette is a senior qualified therapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are: Transactional analysis, CBT, psychodynamic therapy & creative therapies

She has particular experience in working with: Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss & bereavement, & in supporting clients who are struggling with chronic health issues & their carers

Annette is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 13 onwards

Clinic days:Online or telephone sessions only. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Annette

Annette

Senior Qualified Therapist

“When done well, therapy should feel like a salve for the soul. It should offer a comforting presence, a steady ground, a safe place & a trusted companion for exploring uncharted, often difficult territory. The relationship I form with my clients is at the heart of what I do, & offering that steady space is what I feel most passionately about.”

Jess is a senior qualified counsellor

Her main approaches are: Humanistic psychotherapy, person centred counselling, Gestalt & creative therapies

She has particular experience in working with: Domestic abuse, trauma & PTSD, relationship difficulties & family dynamics, autism, anxiety & bereavement

Jess is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 6 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Saturdays

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Jess

Jess

Senior Qualified Therapist

“I work eclectically, incorporating creative techniques to aid your therapeutic process. Therapy can be painful. At times it may seem that your mood deepens as we revisit & explore your more difficult life experiences.  I will support you through this process & in time it will allow you to achieve personal growth, empowerment & ultimately well being. It would be an honour be to part of your therapeutic journey.”

Joanne is a senior qualified counsellor

Her main approaches are: Person Centred, Psychodynamic & Creative Therapy.

She has particular experience in working with: Bereavement, difficult family dynamics & relationship issues.

Joanne is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 5 onwards.

Clinic days:Online or telephone sessions only Mondays & Tuesdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Joanne

Joanne

Senior Qualified Therapist

“I believe that you hold within yourself the capacity for healing, personal growth & positive change. My role is to facilitate this process; helping you to achieve greater self awareness & to form new perspectives.

Therapy can sometimes be challenging, but difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations & I’ll be there alongside you, at every step, supporting you along the way”

Jade is a qualified counsellor

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, ACT & humanistic counselling

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, toxic relationships & attachment issues

Jade is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 18 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (Early morning & late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Jade

Jade

Qualified Therapist

“As human beings we all face difficulties at times & when the hard times hit, the presence & understanding of another person can really help.

I will meet you with care & compassion. Together we will explore the roots of your troubles & find the path that suits you to work through them.”

Joshua is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

His main approaches are: Person Centred, Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic Therapy.

He has particular experience in working with: Autism, anxiety, depression, burnout & anger issues.

Josh is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 16 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Thursdays & Saturdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Joshua

Joshua

Qualified Therapist

“Wherever you are on your journey, I will make it my priority to guide you on your way, supporting you to become the best version of yourself that you can be.

I work integratively combining tools from depth psychotherapy & solution focused approaches to help you to both form a better understanding of yourself, & to develop a “coping toolkit” that you can draw upon when the hard times hit”

Sam is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor.

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, person-centred psychotherapy, creative methods & guided affective imagery.

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, self-esteem issues, Autism, ADHD, supporting people who have children or relatives with disabilities.

Sam is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 18 onwards.

Clinic days:Online or telephone sessions only. Wednesdays (early evening) & Fridays (Late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Sam

Sam

Qualified Therapist

“We are all born worthy but, sometimes, we need to be reminded. Life’s challenges can come at us quickly without any warning.

You don’t have to be alone in this. The therapeutic process can support you, even if it is just to help you to breathe through the moment.

Together we’ll create a safe space for you to explore & understand your thoughts & your feelings. I will be journeying alongside you, listening carefully to your unique story & celebrating with you while you grow”

Sharon is a qualified psychotherapist

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analyis, Gestalt, Creative interventions, Mindfulness & Guided affective imagery

She has particular experience in working with: Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, bereavement & trauma

Sharon is able to offer therapy to clients from the age of 18 onwards.

Clinic days: Online or telephone sessions only. Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays (Late evening & early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Sharon

Sharon

Qualified Therapist