Welcome to Claire Snell Counselling

Live your Life your Way

Counselling in a safe, confidential, & supportive space

Hello, Welcome to Claire Snell Counselling.

I am Claire, and as a qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor, I’m here to offer a safe, confidential and supportive space, for you to explore your thoughts feelings and experiences.

I understand that seeking help can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming decision however, I believe that each person, given the right conditions has the capacity to grow, change and determine the path that their life takes. Counselling can help with this.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP), I am committed to working within their ethical framework and adherence to the professional standards. I work with adults aged 18 and over, offering face-to-face counselling in a comfortable and private setting, as well as online video and telephone counselling if you prefer the convenience and flexibility of remote sessions.

I invite you to explore my website and learn more about my counselling approach and Services. When you feel ready to take the next step, please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.

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My Approach

I offer 1:1 counselling where I will tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating or sleeping problems or relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and uncertain about the future, or just struggling to navigate life’s challenges, we will work together to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and cultivate a sense of empowerment.

“You know what is best for you”

Individually Tailored

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor I adopt a holistic approach that focuses on you and your unique life experiences both past and present, where our therapeutic relationship will be at the core of the work we do together.

Core Conditions

I strive to create an open, empathic, genuine environment where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without judgement.

About you

Together, we will work collaboratively to explore your inner world, identify patterns of behaviour, and uncover and explore the underlying issues that may be contributing to your struggles.

Therapeutic Modalities

The integrative part of my approach draws on techniques from different types of talking therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you, these include:


The belief that all of us will grow and fulfil our potential, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, creating the right conditions to support that growth.


Gestalt focuses on the immediate here, and now, it looks at how your past effects and influences how you feel in this moment, rather than how you felt back then.

Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis is considered a fundamental approach for well-being. Based on the theory that each person has three ego states, parent, adults, and child, it uses these, along with other concepts to analyse how individuals communicate and to identify what interaction is needed for a better outcome.

My location

I offer face-to-face counselling in a comfortable and private setting in Westbourne, Dorset, and I see clients from, but not limited to the surrounding areas, such as Bournemouth Broadstone, Lytchett, Matravers, Corfe, Mullen, Holton Heath and Wareham. I will provide full location details when we arrange our therapy sessions.

For those who prefer the convenience and flexibility of remote sessions, I offer online video call and telephone counselling. Please feel free to contact me for more information.


I am qualified to work with adults aged 18 and over.

My qualifications to date:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Safe and Sound Level 2 Certificate Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Children for Healthcare Professionals
  • CREDO webcentred Training CBT-E for Eating Disorders

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and attend regular sessions to expand my knowledge and experience. Part of my registration of the BACP includes full access to their CPD hub.

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Fees & Availability

If you would like to find out more about working together please contact me and I will be happy to arrange a Free 15 minute Introduction Telephone Call giving us the opportunity to talk and for you to ask any questions you may have. Following this call, if you decide you would like to find out more about working together we can arrange an Initial Consultation.

The Initial Consultation will take up to 50 minutes at a cost of £40. This will usually be done remotely by video call or by telephone if you prefer. This is an opportunity for us to talk through what has brought you to counselling and what you want to achieve from the sessions. I will hear about your experiences and history and I can explain more about the type of counselling I can offer to establish if it is right for you. There is no obligation to agree to further sessions following an initial consultation.

Full Sessions will be 50 minutes at a cost of £50, they will usually take place on a weekly basis.

Payment is required 24 hours prior to a remote session via bank payment or by cash/card on the day if in person.

Availability: Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm.

Fees are payable for all booked appointments - sessions that are cancelled less than 24 hours or are not attended without cancellation are charged at full session fee.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right counsellor to help.

You can also call me on 07821669859 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires made between Monday and Friday are usually answered within 24 hours, if your enquiry is received at the weekend I will respond on the next working day. All contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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