Helping to make your life a better life

Our goal is to help you experience the life-change you’re looking for. This could be lower levels of distress, depression, or anxiety. Or maybe you aren’t suffering too badly right now – you just feel that your life lacks meaning. You want to change your future and find a new direction.

 

This is where counselling and psychotherapy can help. You may well find your counselling sessions give you a refreshing and new experience. Your sessions will be all about you. You’ll be in a safe space – a space where no-one judges you; where you enjoy the opportunity to express yourself confidentially. Most important of all, your therapy will form a first positive step toward realising the change in your life that you long for.

Our Therapists

“I’m passionate about helping people overcome their problems and achieve the change they are looking for in their lives. I never judge clients but I’m also not afraid, when it’s in their interest, to challenge them. Each client teaches me something new about therapy and life in general. For me, therapy is very much a partnership – a road along which both I and my clients travel.

 

I’m fascinated by people and how life affects their mental health in different ways. In my spare time, I volunteer with The Samaritans in Northampton. I have experience across a broad range of mental health issues. Much of this experience I’ve picked up during my 18 years in the health psychology and medical industry. Currently, I work only with adults.”

Darren Clayson

 

Qualifications:  

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • MSc Health Psychology 

  • Cert. Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory 

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Ongoing)

 

Memberships:

  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) 

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 

“I specialise in working with children and young adults between the ages of 11 and 25. This period can be a challenging time in people’s lives. Seeing a counsellor offers young people the opportunity to express themselves and explores their issues in a safe and supportive environment. Helping young people in a timely manner is crucial to ensuring their long-term wellbeing.  I use a variety of hands-on methods and activities to engage my clients and tailor these to their specific age group.

 

I use a person-centred approach. This means I encourage clients to explore the issues that are most pressing to them at their own speed. I never judge them. Instead, I empathically encourage and support them through their therapy.

 

I especially enjoy my work volunteering as a counselling support worker at The Lowdown in Northampton, where I counsel young people across a variety of issues.  I also help to run workshops in secondary schools, where I teach resilience and well-being. Please note that I'm not seeing clients at the moment while I complete my Masters degree.”

Stephanie Clayson

 

Qualifications:  

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (CACHE)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

  • MSc Counselling Children and Young People (Ongoing)

See things differently
 

Don’t allow your unhappiness to define you. With mental health, there’s always a road to recovery. Our counselling and therapy will help you along that road. All you need to do is to take the first step. Call us – we’d love to hear from you.

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