I offer a warm and professional therapy service to adults suffering with anxiety or mood difficulties.
I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma, particularly a sexual trauma but also any one-off traumatic incidents or multiple traumas such as childhood neglect, abuse or traumatic loss. You do not have to have a diagnosis to work with me. Traumas or difficult life experience can also cause anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem and obsessive/compulsive behaviours, so I frequently support people through these types of issues.
If you are unsure whether the therapies I offer would be right for you, please contact me to have a preliminary discussion. I currently offer the traditional method of weekly sessions, but from October 2021 I will also offer an option to work intensively with me over the course of a week in an EMDR intensive.
"I have found the EMDR sessions life changing. I was really stuck on a traumatic event from my past but with Claire’s support and guidance we have worked through this. I am far more resilient, I am managing my own anxieties and no longer fear my past experiences." (CPTSD and NEAD, Jan 2021)
I have training in a number of therapies and draw on these depending on the needs of each individual I am working with. These include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills training
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
I have over 12 years experience in the NHS where I worked with individuals, ran groups and supervised other staff. This included a specialising at sexual assault service at Kings College Hospital London and an IAPT service in Islington. I have been in independent practice since 2016.
I work with people with online (using Zoom) or face-to-face in Taunton, Somerset. I am available for sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am until 2pm.