Welcome to my website. My name is Gill Claireaux and I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy from my home in the beautiful coastal town of Felixstowe in Suffolk.
On this website I shall share with you an introduction to Transactional Analysis and to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I shall also give you an idea about the way in which I work and the philosophical ideas which underpin my practice.
I feel being supported is vital, especially at the difficult times in our lives - when we are confused, in crisis, grieving, experiencing loss or change and during significant turning points. We can all lead such busy lives and often find it difficult to set aside time and space to explore our feelings.
It is important to me to support others in the way that I am supported. I support clients to come to terms with what they have experienced and to become increasingly able to trust and use their own resources and problem solving abilities. Through working with clients my experience is that lives can become more manageable, more rewarding and more enjoyable. Life can become more meaningful and richer, with greater possibilities and a sense of freedom of choice.
The basis of my work is the dialogue between us, and I trust the potential that a respectful, non judgemental and supportive human relationship offers. My priority is to create a safe space where your choices and decisions can become clearer and more profoundly connected to your values: to help you recognise and articulate what matters to you. I believe that we all possess the capacity to solve our own problems. I believe in people - the capacity to survive, the capacity for awareness and the potential for growth.