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Hello and a warm welcome to the Pinch Of Positivity Center. I hope you find all the information you need here, if not please do not hesitate to contact us.

Let's introduce you too...
Claire Kennaby and the team....


I will start by saying that I am lucky enough to have a group of diverse, fully qualified and highly experienced individuals where we all aim to offer support to anyone going through difficult times. We all work differently within a diverse set of skills so we can offer support to adults, children, young people and families in Gloucestershire, including primary and secondary schools, and we offer home visits too for those who may need this.

We can all feel overwhelmed and find life too much at times. I have been in a very dark place in my life myself and it can feel very isolating, scary, and extremely challenging. I found it difficult to share with others in my family or friends for fear of judgement, opinions or causing distress to others. I found counselling a huge support for me many times and felt it offered me an outlet for everything and learnt so much about myself in the process.

The therapeutic space is valuable and supportive within a safe therapeutic working relationship to allow others to feel able to share and explore what maybe troubling them.

This can be for many reasons;

  • Anxiety

  • Social Isolation

  • Depression

  • Anger / behaviour issues

  • Family relationships

  • Abuse

  • Autism - OR now known as ASD / DSM-5

  • Self Harm

  • Trauma

  • Suicidal feelings

  • Phobias / Fears

  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)

  • Bereavement

  • Carers

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Bullying

  • and I'm open to other elements that maybe challenging you

We have all individually trained in a number of different theoretical approaches to counselling. Using different approaches with persons centered at the core, with;

  • talking therapy

  • Play therapy

  • creative/art therapy

  • sensory and play therapy (with the use of games like Minecraft, Lego & other Age appropriate apps)

  • systemic family therapy

  • Using technology like Minecraft and Roblox games

  • animal assisted therapy

  • Elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Sandtray Therapy

Meeting people or starting this journey can be overwhelming and unsettling. To ensure you feel comfortable my approach to begin with is slightly different with offering a free initial assessment giving you the chance to meet one of us, see the space and ask any questions you may have. I always felt it was important to find the 'right' person to support you.


There is more information on the 'next step' page about what these involve.

Using different approaches to counselling we are able to be responsive to each individual adjusting the therapeutic approach accordingly.

We continue to have training and professional development to support our careful work and aim to be mindful, gentle and ethical in out approach to helping you.....

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"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein


Claires confirmation of her BACP membership logo number of 297956
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Taken time to understand and train using Minecraft Teacher Academy

Pinch of Postivity Center were proud sponsors of Quedgeley Wanderers U13 Whites Football Club

Claire is a sponsor of local childs football team Quedgeley Wanderers
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Click on Westminster Insurance below to view Pinch of Positivity Center is covered by Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance and the dates of cover.


"Claire is wonderfully welcoming and friendly person. Equipped my daughter with some very useful tools for the pressures of a busy life. X"

Felicity Jones

I have a little girl with Autism (6yr old) and Claire has helped so much in helping her deal with and understand her emotions. My daughter loved her straight away and always asked when we were going back :)

Tania Larner

Emergency and Alternative support:

You may like to consider calling your GP, or, Crisis Team on 0800 169 0398 or going to your local A&E for support. You can also contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or use their email service:

If you are under 19 years old, you can also call Childline on 0800 1111 or use their chat/email service:

Remember your never alone

Pinch of Positivity Center (POP) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. Whilst the Pinch of Positivity Center (POP) strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact our accessibility coordinator Claire ennaby O.A.Dip. MBACP. MSc by 07470 665175 or Your feedback will help us make improvements.

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