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Claire Asherson Bartram

Claire Asherson Bartram

Psychotherapist in London

I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor, group facilitator and supervisor. I also teach counselling skills, and offer clinical and academic supervision for psychotherapy students. I am accredited by UKCP and my highest qualification is a doctorate.

My original training was in Gestalt psychotherapy, which completed in 1991. Over the years my work has become more integrative but remains based on Gestalt.

I have been running groups for over 15 years and have three ongoing groups at present, two fortnightly which I co-facilitate with Angelika Wienrich, and one for a full day monthly.

Background & Qualifications

Qualifications
I have a BA in Music, a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a doctorate (DPsych) for which I researched Stepfamily relationships. The title is 'Narratives of Mothers in Stepfamily Situations, an Exploratory Investigation'. I am accredited by UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy) and am a direct member of the HIPS (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Section).

My Specialisms

Relationships, stepfamily situations, personal development, grief, depression, anxiety, and life change.
Among the people I have studied with are Gaie Houston (supervision), Ruella Franks' (Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy) and Judith Hemmings (Couples and Constellations). I have a special interest in and knowledge of stepfamily situations which was the field I researched for my doctorate and in Gestalt, which provides a basic perspective and guide for my work in a variety of areas.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach is humanistic and integrative and I have a relational, creative, improvisatory style. Among the traditions that inform my work are Gestalt, Person Centred, Existential, Psychodynamic and Attatchment based perspectives which I draw on according to the individual situations my clients bring. My understanding is that a persons accumulated life experience from childhood onwards, contributes to how they manage their lives and relationshipis in the present. My aim is to develop with my clients, a deep relationship which supports openness and trust, within which we can work together in gaining insight, and developing, ways of living and relating that enhance everyday life.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone £90 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £90 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

My rates are a sliding scale from £65 - £90. for couples this is £75-£100. Online sessions are for 50 minutes. I also offers supervision at the same rate, and group therapy - you need to contact me for details fo that. I do offer face to face therapy and counselling but at present, with all my work is online.