Since starting work for the NHS in 2013, Claire has helped many people move on from many common difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. Claire has a special interest in therapy with people on the autistic spectrum and people adjusting to physical health conditions.
Already obtaining a ‘Masters in Counselling Psychology’, Claire is currently completing her doctorate. Her research focuses on how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might work to help people overcome binge eating.
Having worked in various roles for social enterprises and independent psychology services, Claire has built experience and skills in one-to-one therapeutic work with children, young people and adults.
People tend to come to therapy because their coping strategies are no longer working. Everyone will struggle with their feelings or circumstances at some point in their lives, and I believe that therapy should be flexible and uniquely tailored to each person because you are the best judge of what might work for you.
There are many ways to bring about meaningful change in our lives. You might want to focus on what matters most to you and how you can redress the balance if you have lost touch with this. People are often surprised when they notice the extent to which they have become stuck in unhelpful patterns, and how quickly they can escape these habits using mindfulness and acceptance.
It might be, however, that you want to spend time making sense of the past and considering how others have impacted your life. It can be helpful to consider whose stories dominate your ideas about yourself, and how to tell a different story about your life; perhaps one where you are not always to blame or responsible. “
Claire is a naturally kind and caring therapist who takes a holistic approach by looking at how your immediate circumstances (work, health, family life and broader relationships) could be having an impact on your wellbeing. She aims to help you understand how you got to where you are today, and for you to leave therapy confident in your ability to use your strengths to manage your emotional wellbeing in an ever-changing world.