My name is Clare Fowler and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor located in North Devon.
Life throws all kinds of difficulties our way and whilst we manage to deal with most, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to get back on track.
Maybe you are experiencing feelings that you don’t understand and need help to find your way through the fog, or maybe you know what you would like to explore but need someone who can listen and support you.
I am here to help you find a way to understand how you are feeling and my goal is to help you navigate your way through your journey and out of the fog.
I am an Integrative practionner, which means that I have studied all of the main theories of psychotherapy, such as psychodynamic, person centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst others. Being an Integrative practionner, means that I can draw upon a broad range of skills, bringing flexibility to our work. I work with the client at the centre of my practice, so we can be sure we find a style that suits you.
It is important that you find the right person for you, no matter the qualifications or level of experience, if you don’t gel with your therapist, then therapy won’t work, so I would encourage you to take time to seek out a professional that you feel you can work with. With this in mind, I offer all prospective clients a free initial assessment.
I currently practice at a local Mental Health charity based in Barnstaple; Clarity, as a senior therapist and a mentor for students. I also offer my time to North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA) and a smaller local charity based in Ilfracombe.
I hold the following qualifications:
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Integrating Theory and Practice
Level 4 Diploma in Addictive Behaviours
Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Transactional Analysis 101.
I am passionate about the work I do and in keeping with my vocation, I undertake regular additional training to ensure that I keep up to date with the most recent practices and hold certificates in:
Sex and Intimacy after Sexual Abuse
Record Keeping and Pre-Trial Therapy
Approaches to Time Limited Therapy
Legal and Ethical Framework
Loss & Grief
Complex Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I have an up to date DBS Certificate and Insurance