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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, eating disorders, bereavement, PTSD, anxiety & depression

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

Hourly rate for individuals: £80

Find out more about Darren

Dr Darren

Counselling Psychologist

“Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. With me you’ll have 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’m sure you’ll experience just how very rewarding, worthwhile & completely life changing therapy can be.”

Louise is a chartered counselling psychologist

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

She has particular experience in working with: Autism & Aspergers, PTSD, relationship issues, eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, addictions, big life changes & identity crises

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

Hourly rate for individuals: £80

Find out more about Louise

Dr Louise

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, psychoanalytic, Jungian, Systemic (Family Therapy) & CBT

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

Clinic days: 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, 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

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

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Kathy

Kathy

Accredited Therapist

“Happiness is not a given, it requires work. The work of really looking at your own patterns & having the courage to explore & to change them.

As your psychotherapeutic counsellor, I will help you to achieve this. I’ll hear your story & work with you to identify where the healing needs to take place. Together we’ll explore the roots of your struggles, supporting you to find new ways of being that serve you better.

My goal is to encourage you to reclaim your worth so that you can meet your true potential & bring more fulfillment, happiness & love into your life.”

Ruby is an accredited clinical psychotherapist

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

She has particular experience in working with: Low self esteem, social anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, gender dysphoria & relationship issues.

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

Hourly rate for individuals: £60

Find out more about Ruby

Ruby

Accredited 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

Clinic days: Saturdays

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Jess

Jess

Senior 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 senior qualified psychotherapeutic 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, Wednesdays, Thursdays  & Fridays (Late evening sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £50

Find out more about Leila

Leila

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

Clinic days: Mondays & Saturdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Jade

Jade

Qualified Therapist

“My approach is both integrative & holistic. I’ll support you to explore the reasons for your  unhappiness, helping you to find your words & to achieve a greater understanding of your story so far, so that you can make the changes you need to live a happier & more fulfilled life.”

Janet is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are: Person centred, Transactional Analysis & Creative therapies

She has particular experience in working with: Bereavement, loss, life transitions, acquired disabilites, dyslexia, ADHD & addictions

Clinic days: Tuesdays & Thursdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Janet

Janet

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: £45

Find out more about Joanne

Joanne

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.

Clinic days: Thursdays & Saturdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £45

Find out more about Joshua

Joshua

Qualified Therapist

“My aim as your therapist is to work right alongside you, guiding you on your journey; & really hearing & understanding your story on a deep level.

We will explore your thoughts & feelings, celebrate your triumphs & lean in to understand your pain.

Life can be so challenging at times, together we’ll seek to make it more manageable.”

Sam is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor

Her main approaches are: Transactional Analysis, CBT, creative methods, guided imagery & metaphor

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.

Clinic days: Fridays & Saturdays (Early morning 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 psychotherapeutic 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: £45

Find out more about Sharon

Sharon

Qualified 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 psychotherapeutic counsellor in training

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

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

Clinic days: Tuesdays (Early morning sessions are available)

Hourly rate for individuals: £32

Find out more about Elsie

Elsie

Trainee Therapist