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Our team

Our team of experienced, friendly therapists are here to help you. We understand that coming to 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, so 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 drawn to.

We look forward to meeting you.

“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

Rhian is currently taking a hiatus from her own clinical work. She continues to support the rest of the team as Clinical Lead.

Find out more about Rhian

Dr Rhian

Lead Psychologist

“Taking the initial steps in seeking help can be daunting. I offer therapy in an emotionally supportive and empathetic manner to help you to achieve the changes that you are seeking. As a psychologist, I work with the processes of change; although change is never easy, it is ultimately worthwhile.”

Darren is a chartered counselling psychologist

His main approaches are: Integrative, Psychodynamic, Person Centred & CBT

He has particular experience in working with: Addiction, compulsive behaviours, self-esteem issues, bereavement, PTSD, anxiety & depression

Clinic days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (Late evening & early morning sessions available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £70

Find out more about Darren

Dr Darren

Counselling 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, Jungian, Systemic (Family Therapy)

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

Clinic days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Late evening sessions available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Senior Accredited Therapist

“Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. Therapy gives you a space where you can feel connected & supported. Although the process can be difficult at times, I will be there to help you to navigate the challenges. In time I hope that you will experience just how very rewarding, worthwhile & completely life changing therapy can be.”

Louise is a senior accredited psychotherapist

Her main approaches are: Psychodynamic, EMDR, Person-centred & solution focused

She has particular experience in working with: PTSD, relationship issues, negative behavioural patterns, life transitions & identity issues

Clinic days: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (Early morning & late evening sessions available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Louise

Louise

Senior Accredited Therapist - Psychologist in Training

“The ability to know & be yourself – your true, authentic self, is where peace, happiness and acceptance lie. Therapy offers you the chance to see all of yourself, to let go of unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving & to embrace the parts of you that serve you well.”

Terrie is a psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP for over 12 years

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness

She has particular experience in working with: couples, young people, addiction in all of its forms, sexual health, pregnancy & relationships

Clinic days: Wednesdays (late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Terrie

Terrie

Senior Accredited Therapist

“Sometimes it may feel like our thoughts & emotions are too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, & find ourselves in need of help. Therapy allows us to gain an understanding of ourselves & creates a path towards positive change”

Kathy is a psychotherapist accredited with the UKCP

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Creative methods, NLP & CBT

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, anxiety, addictions & grief

Clinic days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Kathy

Kathy

Accredited Therapist

“Understanding our thoughts, emotions & behavioural responses can be a difficult thing to do, especially when we’re feeling overwhelmed, & trying to make changes can feel nearly impossible at times.  I’ll work alongside you to help you to gain clarity on the roots of the issues & whatever is keeping you stuck, & then support you to find ways of improving your situation.”

Sara is a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist

Her main approaches are: CBT, Mindfulness & Compassion focussed therapy

She has particular experience in working with: depression, anxiety disorders, low self esteem & eating disorders.

Clinic days: Thursdays & Saturdays (Late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Sara

Sara

Accredited Therapist

“Whatever it is that you are struggling with therapy is a powerful way to develop an awareness & understanding about yourself & your experiences. Difficult experiences can restrict us & limit our ability to move forward in a healthy and positive way. I’m here to help you to move on to new possibilities”

Annette is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis & Gestalt

She has particular experience in working with: Anxiety, depression & relationship issues

Clinic days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Hourly rate for Individuals: £45

Find out more about Annette:

Annette

Senior Qualified Therapist

“In getting to the heart of the issues, I will support you to explore different ways of being, in the hope of bringing more fulfilment, happiness and love into your life”

Ruby is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Jungian Psychology & Creative therapies

She has particular experience in working with: Low self esteem, social anxiety & relationship issues.

Clinic days: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. (Early morning & late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Ruby

Ruby

Senior Qualified Therapist

” It is when our problems mount up & seem overwhelming that we may need to talk to someone who will understand & listen without judgement. By providing you with a caring & safe environment, I will help you to reach a deeper awareness of what you are experiencing, so that we can address the heart of your problems.”

Christine is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are: Person Centred therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Mindfulness & Sand Tray therapy

She has particular experience in working with: Depression, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, anxiety, low-self- esteem, bereavement & children & young people.

Clinic days: Tuesdays

Hourly rate for individuals: £40

Find out more about Christine

Christine

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 qualified counsellor

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

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

Clinic days: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £40

Find out more about Joanne

Joanne

Qualified Therapist

“Life experiences can be frightening and inhibit you from doing the things you want to do, or becoming the person you hope to be.  We will work in partnership, I will listen to what you need to say & when you’re ready, we’ll start to look at how your experiences brought you to this point & what you want the next part of your life to look like. At times this will be tough & may feel uncomfortable, but it will be well worth it.”

Leila is a qualified counsellor

Her main approaches are: Person Centred, Psychodynamic & Group Analysis

She has particular experience in working with: EUPD, relationship issues & trauma

Clinic days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (Late evening & early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £40

Find out more about Leila

Leila

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 counsellor

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

Clinic days: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays (Late evening & early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £40

Find out more about Sharon

Sharon

Qualified Therapist