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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

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“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. I have experience across a broad range of mental health issues. Much of this experience I’ve picked up during my 20 years in the health psychology and medical industry. Currently, I work only with adults.”

Darren Clayson

Darren Clayson

Qualifications:  

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • MSc Health Psychology 

  • Cert. Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

  • Cert. Understanding Autism

  • Cert. Understanding Domestic Abuse

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory 

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

  • Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

 

Memberships:

  • Accredited member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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“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. 

My priority is to create a warm and understanding space where people feel listened to and understood. My practice is underpinned by a person-centred approach which means that I encourage my 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 use a variety of methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I also integrate play and creativity in my work to offer clients ways to express themselves and communicate thoughts and feelings which might be difficult to put into words.

I especially enjoy my work volunteering as a counsellor at The Lowdown in Northampton, where I counsel young people across a variety of issues.  I have also helped to run workshops in primary and secondary schools, where I taught resilience and well-being.”

Stephanie Clayson

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 

Memberships:

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

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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