My name is Claudia (she/her), and I am a fully qualified counsellor with an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy currently based in Bristol. I work online with clients in the UK and throughout Europe. Sessions can be held in both English and Swedish.
I also hold a BSc in Gender Studies and have worked for several years in an organization in Sweden that is responsible for delivering education nationwide in sexual and reproductive health and rights. This work has deepened my understanding of issues relating to identity, sexuality, communication, consent and the nurturing of mutually satisfying relationships. It has also shaped my approach to creating a non-judgemental space for clients to feel safe discussing topics such as intimacy and desire.
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
University of Strathclyde, 2021
COSCA Counselling Skills
University of Strathclyde, 2019
BSc Gender Studies
University of Gothenburg, 2017
BSc Fine Art Photography
University of Gothenburg, 2016
Trauma and PTSD
Neurodiversity / ADHD/ Autism
Kink and Polyamory
West Lothian Women’s Aid
Trans- och Tjejjouren i Malmö
Mental Health Support
RFSU- Swedish Association for Sexual Education
Project Leader / Educator
I work in a gentle manner that aims to make the counselling room into a welcoming space for exploring all feelings. I am genuinely interested in the broad range of human experience, and my ambition is to support clients as they process their story and feelings at a pace that is comfortable for them. If they find themselves stuck or confused, I use active, compassionate listening methods to help them onwards.
Justice and equality are key values in my work. I work affirmatively with LGBTQIA+ persons and those practicing kink or polyamory as well as anyone exploring what gender, sexuality or identity might mean in their lives and relationships. Therapy may involve exploring the effects of issues such as shame and stigma, which may be particularly relevant for members of minority groups who might have experienced discrimination or exclusion.
I wish to engage with each person’s story in its uniqueness and complexity. Above all, I endeavour to nurture mutual feelings of trust, respect and the will to learn together.
IT'S JUST SEX
Claudia Kent has studied fine art photography in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the Czech Republic. In 2019 she published the book It’s Just Sex which features over 100 documentary portraits of people around the world who in various ways challenge norms around gender, identity, sexuality and relationships. The purpose with this book is ultimately to inspire viewers to reflect upon the shared humanity that lies beyond our supposed differences.
NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY
Claudia Kent's artwork is featured in Benjamin Wolberg's book New Queer Photography containing over 50 contemporary photographers woking with topics around gender, identity and sexuality.