Clare Gale | Accredited Professional Counsellor | Totnes | NCS

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Clare Gale

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS19-07850

Location: Totnes

I am passionate about supporting Mums, Parents and Carers through Counselling because caring for others can feel overwhelming. Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster and at risk of burnout? As a Mum and carer myself I get how tough it can be.

Whatever stage of parenthood you’re at, there are certainly challenges. We can work together to explore and navigate the highs and lows of life, and ultimately find ways to feel more fulfilled.

It might be that you are a parent for a child with special needs such as a physical disability or neuro-diversity, and are in need of emotional support yourself. We can gently explore your difficulties together, find ways to help you to refuel and put yourself back in the picture.

I work nationally on Zoom, or locally face to face in Totnes, Devon.

Having worked as a Counsellor for Counselling for Carers and Totnes Carers Counselling, I have developed experience in the challenges that often face Carers. I am also a Director of Mums4aChange where I help to run ‘Time for You’ groups to support Mums who have children with additional needs.

My Counselling Approach

Coming for Counselling can be nerve-wracking and daunting, as for many of us it is a new experience. My aim is to offer the space for you to say what needs to be said, in a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental way.

Not sure what to say or where to start? No problem – it all has a way of being said when it needs to be, and we will go at your pace. Never underestimate the power of someone coming alongside you and meeting you where you are right now.

Counselling tools

Using an ‘Integrative Counselling’ approach, I can be flexible and tailor the kind of Counselling to best suit your needs. Depending on what issues you want to work on, we might delve into some CBT techniques (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This can help us to notice how our thought processes can influence how we feel and behave. Together we might identify unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns and then work on ways to make them more helpful. You might be looking for tools to manage anxiety. We could look at tools to help you to understand your nervous system, mindfulness techniques, calming breathing or journalling to help keep you grounded. Some clients like to get creative, so let me know if you’d like to work this way. We might work with imagery, letter writing, poetry, sand play or objects to explore relationship dynamics and to get a deeper understanding of yourself.

A bit more about me

I have a son with complex medical needs, so I am also personally on the path of navigating my way through life as a Mum and Carer.

Get in touch

It can certainly be daunting, nerve-racking and even downright scary deciding to take the plunge into seeing a Counsellor. You can get a better sense of me from my website

I encourage you to turn up your braveness and get in touch so we can arrange an Introductory Session. I look forward to meeting you.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling (MNCS Accred)

    Director at Mums4aChange Community Interest Company, where I help to run ‘Time for You’ groups to support Mums who have children with additional needs.

    Volunteer Counsellor at Totnes Carers Counselling

    Volunteer Counsellor at Counselling for Carers

    Online and Telephone Counselling extended course (Counselling Tutor, NCS recognised)
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Parenting skills
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
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