Sheffield Counselling Practice

Hello, my name is Claire Wood, and I have a Sheffield counselling practice offering support in the S11 and S6 postcode areas.

Individuals can come too me for face to face counselling, I also offer clinical supervision to practicing counsellors.

The aim of my practice is to give you a safe space where you can be yourself and discuss the difficulties which have brought you to counselling.

My experience has proven that counselling can give you somewhere to share and discuss problems.

This can help us to develop different perspectives and develop new, more helpful ways of responding to issues.

I also work as a part time clinical manager for a local eating disorders support charity, which is an area of mental health I feel very passionately about.

I can give support in all areas of mental health, including anxiety problems, phobias, relationship issues and physical and mental abuse, as well as many others.

Some of the emotions and situations we experience can be hard to live with, and I understand that.

Part of the work we do may be to help strengthen your understanding and resilience to life’s difficulties.

About Me

I have worked in mental health services since 2007 after my interest in supporting others led me away from retail management.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I practice to the standards set within their ethical framework.

I have worked as a counsellor for charities, the independent sector and been in private practice since 2010.

Been born and bred in Sheffield I have a deep connection to the city.

There are many things I love about being here and the access to green space and open countryside on the doorstep rank highly for me.

I'm interested in the connection between mind and body and how this relates to our wellbeing.

Yoga is something I practice regularly (always practicing never perfecting) as one way of looking after myself.

This helps me mentally, helping me be more mindful and helping to take care of my body.

I have a long history of working as a senior manager which has included leadership within mental health inpatient treatment.

I have experience of providing clinical supervision to counsellors and RMN’s as well as case management for a range of health care workers.


Specialist Areas

Relationship Difficulty

This may be a relationship with a partner, family member or problems linked to around forming and maintaining relationships or friendships. Work in this area has included supporting clients who are affected by a difficult relationship or help in understanding underlying issues and patterns of behavior which may be affecting specific relationships.

Low Self-Esteem

How we see ourselves and how we think others see us can have a big effect on our lives.
It can also affect how we treat ourselves.
Counselling can be a way to address low self-esteem. this might involve helping you become more assertive, knowing how to state what your needs are. This in turn can be key to feeling better about ourselves.

Eating Disorders / Body Image

I know that moving away from problems can be difficult, which is particularly true for eating disorders. I understand that people may be in two minds about changing. Part of the work may be about developing a healthier relationship with food, the body, and yourself. I will support you to explore this and look at ways at increasing your motivation to move forward.

How I Work

The approach I use is integrative which means it is made up of a combination of specific counselling approaches.

These include Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused models.

I like to work in this way because it allows me to be flexible to suit your needs.

This method works much better than the one size fits all approach.

I am passionate about the work I do.

Coming to counselling can help people to make positive changes.

We can all be affected by issues from the past and difficulties in the present.

It is not unusual to feel low, anxious, stressed or confused sometimes.

We may have a lack of confidence or have ways of behaving which trouble us.

Talking to a counsellor can help begin to face and start to change some of these problems.


What To Expect

Sessions are usually 50 minute slots and happen weekly.

The first session will be an initial consultation.

We will discuss your specific needs and we can start to decide what your aims for an outcome might be.

I will explain more about the way I work and you will have a chance to ask me questions to help you decide if you want to begin counselling with me.

This might mean short, medium, or longer term work, and we will decide this between us.

It does not matter if at first you are unsure about what you want to change or resolve,again, we can discuss and decide upon this between us.

I tend to meet my clients at the same day and time every week, it’s important that you attend sessions regularly to get the most out of them.

Where you can commit to regular sessions you will be more likely to achieve the outcomes you are looking for.

Even though it is important to have consistent appointments, I do understand that at times this is not possible and I can offer some flexibility where this happens.

Please contact me for more information


I am trained to deliver clinical supervision and have experience of providing this to counsellors and other health professionals.

I am able to offer clinical supervision to both trainees and those who are qualified and working either in an organisation or in private practice.

My aim is to provide a constructive and supportive space.

I work in an integrative way and my supervision training involves paying attention to the supervisees professional development and conduct as well as their personal wellbeing.

In addition, supervision aims to attend to the importance of the relationships they have with their clients and the organisation/environment within which they practice.

My standard fee for supervision is £50 for a 60-minute session.

This rate is negotiable for charitable organisations.

I also offer a concessionary rate to trainee counsellors on placements.

I have previous experience of mentoring trainee counsellors in an organisational settings and previous experience of delivering management to support individuals working within and

managing clinical teams.

Please contact me for more details or for a free initial consultation session to talk more about how we might work together in supervision.

Get In Touch

Counselling in Sheffield Claire Wood
Sheffield S6 S11
07593 606663

DIP HE Counselling
BA Hons Health And Social Care Management