About Claire

Claire’s background

  

I trained as an integrative psychotherapist and counselling psychologist 

on an MA programme at Regent’s University London. I am a fully qualified and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a BA Hons in Business and Finance and have a background as an entrepreneur, 

running a design company for 15 years. Managing my business has deepened my understanding of work related stress,

and also allows me to assist  with personal career and professional development, 

work-life balance, leadership skills, stress management,  goal setting and time management.

 

NHS

  

I worked for 3 years for the NHS as a therapist, supporting a GP surgery in South West London, providing short term 6 -10 week therapy sessions


I am fully qualified in longer term therapy, which is particularly helpful for trauma, addiction and attachment work. I have a competent understanding of trauma work, and I am training in EMDR.


I also spent 4 years working in open ended psychotherapy, supporting a women’s centre in South West London, where I also worked as a clinical assessor. I have supported Al Anon and work for various charities.

 

My approach

  

As a humanistic integrative therapist, I approach therapy from a multi- discipline learning. I regularly draw upon cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches and incorporate mindfulness, visualisation and somatic experiencing.
 

I am also informed by CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Existential theory.


My deeper interest is Trauma, both PTSD and complex PTSD and childhood traumatic experience from an attachment perspective.


I have trained with the methods used by Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges and Bessel van der Kolke.