About

Clare Slaney

I’m based in West London where I also work as a volunteer counsellor, assessor, group facilitator, and supervisor. I have the Post Graduate Diploma and MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Post Graduate certificates in both Coaching and Supervision, and over 20 years experience of working with individuals and groups.

I’m an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, work with their ethical guidelines, and am listed on their website.

The Person Centred approach believes that you’re capable of discovering your own solutions to your own problems. You are the expert in your own life. There are no diagnoses or labels and conversely, there is no prescription. Instead, via the relationship between client and counsellor, the client discovers personal resources, develops their own power, and becomes more able to grow.

Working with the balance between being solitary and in community, rights and responsibilities, paradox, resolution, submission and action, are central to my practice. Authenticity is the bedrock of my work which means that I will take you seriously and respond to you carefully, respectfully and truthfully, all of which sounds daunting and sombre, which counselling sometimes can be. It can also be joyful, enlightening, exciting and even enjoyable.

Intersectionality, Discrimination and Social Justice: A Call For True Equality in Counselling and Psychotherapy’