Clare Cribb, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Clare Cribb

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Clare Cribb, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Clare Cribb

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My Approach

I am a qualified systemic psychotherapist. I have also worked in mental health care in the NHS for the last 23 years, and have an understanding of the issues that arise when someone is making the decision to seek help.

Anyone who comes to see me will find an open-minded thinking space in which we can have conversations about ideas and feelings with a focus on how these affect relationships. The aim of this is to ‘make sense’ of where the person has come to in their lives. This can then be a starting point for carrying on life with hope, energy and confidence.

I work with individuals, couples and families in my consulting room close to central Swansea, but can also offer online or telephone sessions.

I offer an initial telephone conversation to discuss your needs, which is free. Sessions thereafter are charged at £60 per session, whether face to face or online.

About Me

I qualified as a doctor in 1997, then as a psychiatrist in 2003, and still work part time in the NHS as a psychiatrist specialising in psychotherapy. In my non-NHS work I practise purely as a psychotherapist.

My personal and professional experiences have led me to the belief that recovery from mental suffering requires more than a diagnosis and medication. I believe that people need, in addition, a safe setting in which to explore and make sense of their inner experiences and of their relationships (current and past). I have experience of working with childhood trauma, and with people who have spent time in mental health services.

I am a mother of three; my previous personal experiences include caring for my disabled daughter who had a life- limiting condition, and also caring for a close family member with serious mental illness.

This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance

I work with

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Bereavement is a special interest of mine. I use the safe setting of the therapy space to allow a person to explore their relationship and memories (good and bad) of the person they have lost. We then find ways for that person to cultivate and sustain whatever form of connection they wish to take with them into their future lives.
My approach to treating depression is to use a 'narrative' approach which enables a person to re-tell their story in a way which allows a re-evaluation of previously held negative beliefs about themselves.
I am qualified to work with people with psychotic symptoms, and also to work with families where a family member has psychosis. In addition to my extensive professional experience, I have also personally been a carer for a family member with schizophrenia.
I have experience of working with people with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, and with specific exposure approaches to help reduce symptoms.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


United Kingdom

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£60 per session

UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Clare Cribb

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