An Introduction to Clare Venner Counselling


Getting to this stage and actively looking for a counsellor is a huge step forward. It takes courage to make the initial contact.


Perhaps you have worries and concerns that are eating away at you. How you feel inside matters and suffering in silence is not the solution. Let me help you meet your demons and lead a happier and more fulfilled life.

About Clare Venner

MA(Hons), MA, FdSc Counselling

I am an experienced counsellor who is warm and down to earth by nature.  I have been married  for twenty years, I have two teenage children and an assortment of animals. I love the outdoors and living in the country.


As an adult, I decided to go for counselling myself, to explore unresolved childhood issues associated with addiction problems within my family.  I know first hand how powerful counselling can be and how it can change your life and relationships for the better.


This, in turn, led to a desire to help other people. That is why I trained as a counsellor – and I find what I do very rewarding.


Qualifications & Expertise

I have a degree in Person Centred Counselling and this is the basis of how I work, building a trusting therapeutic relationship in which positive change can take place.


Sometimes I integrate other skills and techniques when appropriate, such as :-  elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), transactional analysis and mindfullness.


I counsel individuals on a very wide range of issues and have a particular interest in addictions and bereavement.


In recent years I have worked for Pathways to Recovery in Worcester and Aquarius in Shrewsbury, helping people overcome the harms of alcohol.


In addition to my private practice I have been a voluntary counsellor for North Worcestershire Bereavement Support since 2011.

Working with you

My counselling room is a converted stable in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. It is a safe, calm and confidential environment, easily accessible by car from Cleobury Mortimer, Tenbury Wells, Ludlow and Kidderminster.


Together we can explore your issues, big or small.  I will accept whatever you bring.


My appointments are 50 minutes long at a cost of £45.  I would be delighted to have an initial chat with you via phone or email if you would like to get in contact.


(I can offer appointments at your home within a 5 mile radius of my practice for those with mobility/transport difficulties)



Telephone 07555 109424

contact clare venner

Telephone 07555 109424



Please contact me by phone, email or simply use the contact form.

I aim to respond to messages within 48 hours.


*Note: I’m more than happy to call you back on a mobile or landline phone number

Precise directions will be given when an appointment is made.