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 sessions.

About Me

I originally trained and qualified as a mental health professional in the 1990s and still work part time in the NHS 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 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 work with couples centres on exploring the emotions that might be underlying habitual patterns of conflict or silence, and providing a safe space for couples to acknowledge feelings of vulnerability. From this, they can, if they wish, reconnect and rebuild an emotional connection.
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.

Types of Therapies Offered

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

What I can help with

  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Relationships

Types of sessions

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


United Kingdom

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£60 per session

UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

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Clare Cribb

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