Claire Cole Counselling


About Me
What I Offer



Who I am

After working for over twenty years with the Probation Service, I qualified as a counsellor in 1999.

I have worked as a therapist with a charity offering counselling for men and women who have been sexually abused and for 9 years until 2012 I worked in the NHS offering short term therapy and running Mindfulness Groups.

My training orientation was humanistic and this remains my core theoretical base. However, I have undertaken short courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis and these are incorporated in my work where this is appropriate.

I am also an experienced Social Worker and have worked as a trainer, supervisor and assessor of foster carers. I sit on a Fostering Panel as Chair and an independent member. I have also trained with Barnardo's as a Specialist Adoption Counsellor and can offer therapy to all those involved in the adoption process.

I have undertaken lengthy training with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy both to individuals and with groups. I have discovered from my own experience that Mindfulness practices are an effective way of coping with difficulty whether this is stress, anxiety or depressive periods of life.


  • Diploma in Counselling in 1999
  • UKCP Registered (Psychotherapeutic Counsellor)
  • CBT training through the NHS
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • 2011 Teacher of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Registered Social Worker (HCPC) since 1981
  • Adoption Counselling Training with Barnardo's 2017

Please email me or phone on 07837 905369 (mobile) or 01243 543658 if you would like to arrange an appointment or find out more information.

(c) Claire Cole, 2012