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Claire Bowers (CTA - P)

CTA - P, DipPC, BEd (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Member, UKATA Member, Online and Telephone Certified Counsellor


Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA - P)

Psychotherapy in South Liverpool

I am a fully qualified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA -P) based in South Liverpool.  I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues, including: trauma, addiction, bereavement, childhood abuse, domestic violence, infertility, anxiety, fostering, anger, depression, panic attacks, anorexia and other eating disorders, OCD, ASD, ADHD, EUPD, and grief and loss.  However, I have a particular interest in developmental traumachildhood abuse and Neurodiversity.
I am a members of UKCP, UKATA and EATA, and BACP and adhere to their codes of ethical practice.

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Me (In a Nut Shell)

In addition being a Psychotherapist, I am a qualified teacher.  I also spent a number of years working with vulnerable children and families, facilitating parenting courses and therapeutic fostering courses.  I now work solely with adults.

Through this work and my own personal experiences, I became more and more interested in Counselling and Psychotherapy and eventually decided to retrain as a Psychotherapist, gaining my Post Graduate and Advanced Diplomas and CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst).    I have a passion for supporting people to realise their true worth and full value, and to become the people they were created to become. 

My personal and professional experience has shown me that many things can cause a ‘blip’ in our life journey.  I believe that through working together and building a strong therapeutic relationship we can explore these and find healing and restoration. 

Some of the issues with which I work include, but are not limited to:

  • grief and loss

  • child bereavement

  • ASD

  • OCD

  • ADHD

  • trauma

  • addiction

  • general bereavement

  • childhood abuse

  • domestic violence

  • infertility

  • miscarriage

  • anxiety

  • fostering

  • anger

  • depression

  • panic attacks

  • anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders

  • memory impairment

  • borderline personality disorder

  • stress

  • long term illness

I have a keen interest in working with developmental trauma, childhood abuse and Neurodiversity.

 

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A Few of My Favourite Things

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If you want to find out more, you can contact me to arrange a free initial consultation where we will meet to find out more about each other and talk through your presenting problems in more detail. 

 

If you feel comfortable with me and we both feel we can work together (whether face to face or online) we can talk about arranging further sessions and beginning to build our relationship.  I am also happy to have initial contact via text message if this is more comfortable for you than a phone call - please mention this in the contact form below.

 

I am also a Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor.

Please note: I take 8 - 10 weeks leave a year, generally within school holiday time, in order to rest, recuperate and avoid therapist burn out which is so prevalent in this profession.  I always give AT LEAST 4 weeks (generally much longer) notice of time off, and will work closely with you to ensure you feel safe, secure and supported before I go on leave.

 

If you want to find out more, you can contact me to arrange a free initial consultation where we will meet to find out more about each other and talk through your presenting problems in more detail. 

 

If you feel comfortable with me and we both feel we can work together (whether face to face or online) we can talk about arranging further sessions and beginning to build our relationship.  I am also happy to have initial contact via text message if this is more comfortable for you than a phone call - 07789 965 889.

 

I am a trainee member of UKCP and student member of both UKATA and BACP and adhere to their codes of ethical practice.  I am also a Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor.

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Qualifications & Training

Training:

  • TA 101

  • 4 Year TA Post Graduate Training consisting of 480 hours training 

  • Counselling Academy Couples Toolkit 

  • Counselling Tutor Online and Telephone Counselling 80 hour Training 

Qualifications:

  • BEd (Hons) QTS 

  • Red Kite Post Graduate Diploma in TA Psychotherapy 

  • Red Kite Advanced Diploma in TA Psychotherapy 

  • UKATA Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice

  • CTA - P involving (but not limited t0 at time of exam):

    • At least 2000 hours of personal development, personal therapy, supervision, training and clinical practice​

    • 24,000 word clinical written exam

    • Oral exam

 
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Why Seek Therapy?

According to UKCP, trained counsellors and psychotherapists - and those in clinical training - can offer an environment in which you can: 

  • express your feelings

  • gain a deeper insight into the issues you face.

Psychotherapy sessions are confidential. This means that you can talk about things you might not feel be able to discuss with anyone else.

I will aim to help you find better ways to cope, or bring about changes in the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional well-being.

Sessions can be:

  • one-to-one

  • include a partner or family members

  • in a group.

Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Just a Few Benefits:

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Greater self confidence

  • Improved interpersonal relationships

  • Increased emotional literacy

  • Increased emotional intelligence

  • Increased assertiveness and ability to put boundaries in place

  • Relief of stress

  • Relief of physical symptoms

  • Resolution of trauma

There are many more benefits besides.  Get in touch to discuss your own personal reasons for seeking Psychotherapy.

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Additional Resources

My Own Published Writing

"His Dark Materials

– Dæmons and the Child ego state",  published in the Transactional Analyst Volume 11-1

"Memory theory and its relationship to transactional analysis",  published in the Transactional Analyst Volume 10-1

"Using illustrative cards to work creatively",  published in the Transactional Analyst Volume 9-3

"Christopher Robin: a transactional analysis",  published in the Transactional Analyst Volume 9-1

Services I Offer

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Individual Session

1 hour
£50

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Couples Session

1 hour
£55

Free 30 minute initial consultations also available, please use the contact form below.

Some low cost therapy appointments available for low income earners/unemployed people.  Please get in touch to find out more.

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CTA - P, DipPC, BEd (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Member, UKATA Member

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Liverpool L19, UK

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