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About me

Clea StanleyHaving studied Psychology at University, I worked for several years in Public Relations and for the BBC before returning to pursue my passion for the study of the mind by training and qualifying as a counsellor. During my training and after qualifying as an integrative counsellor, I have worked for the NHS in several Doctors' surgeries and medical centres throughout Somerset. I have also worked for the Matrix Project, a low-cost counselling charity in Yeovil.

I am now working as a Psychological Therapist in private practice, where I really enjoy working with clients from all walks of life.

I provide counselling for companies who offer Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), including BUPA, ATOS, and CIC. An EAP is intended to help employees deal with personal or work place problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and well being.

I work with Solicitors and Insurance companies nationwide as part of their rehabilitation programmes offering Psychological therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for people post accident / trauma or injury.

I also work for the Family Counselling Trust, which offers low cost counselling to children and families as an alternative to the NHS and CAMHS.

I work with young people in my private practice and I work as a School Counsellor at Clayesmore School.

My qualifications and my code of practice:

  • MA in Counselling and Professional Studies, Bath Spa University (90 credits)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Bath Spa University
  • MBACP (Accred)
  • UKRCP Reg.

The BACP stands for British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This is a professional body which sets professional and ethical standards for therapeutic practice. These underpin my professional training and my ongoing practice and commitment to you.

I work with many areas of difficulty, some of these, but by no means all, include: stress, abuse, trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety, work related issues, bereavement, sexuality, life changes, lack of confidence, food related issues and anger.

About Counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity for someone to talk to a trained professional about whatever is troubling them. It is a unique relationship which differs from a conversation with a family member or friend. It can allow someone to explore their difficulties in a supportive and confidential environment in order to enhance their well being or gain deeper understanding.

Counselling can support you through difficult periods in your life and can help to facilitate positive change.