Claire is a Counsellor/Therapist who offers 1:1 counselling for adults, adolescents and children. Her areas of expertise are Trauma and Anxiety.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – CPCAB
Level 3 Counselling Studies – CPCAB
Level 2 Counselling Skills – CPCAB
Level 1 Counselling Skills – Spark Adult Learning
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
IARTT International Association For Rewind Trauma PTSD Therapy
BICTD – Dissociation in Children and Adolescents Assessment and Treatment (ongoing).
“Life threw some difficult challenges at me in my younger years and I struggled for a long while with my mental health and with some traumatic events that had a massive impact on me. It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I went to see a Counsellor and was amazed at the difference it made. It was at this point I thought I’d like to be a Therapist.
Before becoming a Counsellor, I did lots of different jobs including working in Human Resources, Customer Services and also worked at a bank. Most recently I worked in a school, initially to do an Admin role, but it soon turned into a Pastoral Role as I naturally had the ability to get teenagers to talk to me about their issues. While I was still at the school, I began my Counselling Training and then in 2017 I qualified as a Counsellor.
I’m Mum to 2 children (aged 17 & 10) and live with my partner in Ampthill, along with our crazy French Bulldog, Frank. Before COVID-19 I used to work from a Therapy Room at home, but I have not yet returned to seeing clients at home and now work a lot via Zoom video as well as working as School Counsellor at Middle and Upper Schools.”