Clare Lackenby

Clare Lackenby

About MeClare Lackenby

I am a qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP.   This means I believe that people have their own ability within them to live life to their full potential. I provide a warm and caring environment where I listen without judgement. I do not give advice or tell you how to live your life. I’m here to support you on your own journey.

I have received specialist training in bereavement counselling at Cruse bereavement care, where I still practise as a bereavement counsellor. I have previously counselled children in a school setting ranging from the age of 5 upwards.

I have worked with clients from a range of ages, sexualities, backgrounds and cultures and have been moved and privileged to be part of each of their journeys.

I have also previously worked for the NHS in a caring role and at the moment I am currently supporting clients over the phone for a mental health charity.

I have worked with clients who have experienced the following issues:

  • abuse
  • anger
  • anxiety and panic
  • bereavement and grief
  • bullying
  • childhood trauma
  • depression and low mood
  • difficulty relating to others
  • emotional impact of physical health condition
  • family disputes
  • guilt
  • lack of direction
  • lack of feelings
  • loneliness
  • loss
  • low self-esteem
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • performance anxiety
  • relationship challenges and breakdown
  • sex and intimacy
  • shame
  • social anxiety
  • stress and burnout
  • workplace conflict

I hold a foundation degree with distinction in counselling.

Additional training

Courses I have undertaken include:

Awareness in bereavement care foundation course level 2.

Growing around grief and the implications in practice.

Understanding autism.

Working with binge eating and emotional overeating.

Understanding children’s development level 4.

Treating generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks.

Introduction to gestalt.

Certificate of higher education in care level 4.

Working with differences and diversity.

Hidden harm training.

Helping children tell their stories.

Children’s emotional wellbeing.

Safeguarding children and adults.

Working with metaphors.

Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor.

Introducing creative media into your therapeutic practice.

I hold a advanced DBS in children and vulnerable adults.

I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I receive regular clinical supervision and I am always committed to my continuous professional and personal development.