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My name is Claire Grainger

Welcome to my website I hope I can help you.  I am a BACP qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in the East of London and on the Essex and Hertfordshire borders, offering online and face to face therapy.  

My practice is grounded in a person-centred and integrative approach, recognising that you are the expert in your own life story.


I believe in creating a safe, therapeutic and non-judgemental environment where I will listen and together, we can explore and learn more about you.  I bring a tool kit of knowledge, therapies and idea's which we can integrate into the sessions to help further develop insight, understanding and work towards whatever you are seeking.

I offer counselling to clients with a wide variety of issues and concerns (like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, exploring gender, LGBTQ+, increasing self-awareness, cultural identity, life challenges, relationship issues, life changing experiences, trauma, bereavement, grief, loss, death of a loved pet and many others).  Some clients just want the time and safe space to be listened to and explore their thoughts and feelings, as you don't need a specific problem or issue to benefit from counselling or psychotherapy.

I have many years of experience working with clients and their families dealing with cancer and life-threatening diseases from diagnosis onwards.  From these interactions and personal experience, I have an understanding of the depth and breadth of the impact this may have on relationships and the mental health of all who are involved.  I specialise it counselling clients with cancer or other life threatening or changing illness. 

I continue as a volunteer counsellor at St Clare’s Hospice in Thornwood and also offer grief counselling and bereavement counselling within my private practice.

I am passionate about helping people talk about difficult things, gain insights and make more sense of their personal experiences of life - with the aim that this will move them towards a better emotional well-being.

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I offer a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, and we work together to help you achieve emotional well-being.


Counselling for Cancer Patients and Their Families

I offer counselling for cancer patients providing emotional support and guidance for cancer patients and their families. Counselling can help you manage the emotional impact of cancer and cope with the challenges of treatment.


Bereavement Counselling

I understand that losing a loved one can be an overwhelming and painful experience. I offer  counselling in bereavement that provides a compassionate and empathetic space for you to grieve and heal.


Coping with the loss of a pet

At Ivy Corner Counselling, I understand how the death of a pet can be a difficult time. I offer professional counselling services for those who are going through this difficult period in their lives. I provide a safe and confidential space for clients to talk about their grief and loss. I strive to provide comfort, understanding and support to help our clients cope with their emotions and move forward.

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My Approach

At Ivy Corner Counselling And Psychotherapy, my approach is client-centered and integrative. I believe that each individual is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and to help you achieve emotional well-being.

About Claire

Claire is a professional and dedicated counsellor, passionate about helping people find the strength and courage to make positive changes in their lives. Claire is committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, enabling them to gain deeper self-awareness and clarity.

Claire has a wealth of experience, offering counselling on a wide range of topics including anxiety, depression, relationships, and life transitions. Through her own unique approach of combining  counselling and drawing on experience of specialist nursing, she helps her clients to work through their challenges and reach their goals.

Getting Help

If you are experiencing emotional distress, it is important to seek help. At Ivy Corner Counselling And Psychotherapy, we provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work through your challenges. We also offer resources to help you on your journey towards emotional well-being.








Grief and Loss


Relationship Issues

Claire was a great counsellor, really made me feel valued and listened too....... She made me feel at ease and was friendly and easy to talk to

Sara, Aged 23

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