Background

I completed my doctorate in 2007 at the University of Southampton in England. I also have a teaching certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) from the renowned Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor University in Wales. In my clinical practice in London I provided one-to-one therapy to adults, ran groups and supervised junior therapists. I am a New Zealand registered Psychologist under the Clinical Psychologist scope of practice and I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

Approach

  1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  2. Mindfulness based therapy
  3. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  4. Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) ideas
  5. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) ideas
  6. An active approach to overcoming problems by breaking them down into manageable chunks and together working towards your goals.
  7. A strongly held belief that better emotional health comes from the accumulation of small daily steps.

Areas of Specialisation

  1. Anger management
  2. Assertiveness training
  3. Bipolar
  4. Depression
  5. Drugs and alcohol
  6. Emotional eating
  7. Hoarding
  8. Low self-esteem
  9. Panic attacks
  10. Perfectionism
  11. Phobias (including animal phobias and flying phobias)
  12. Trauma
  13. Sleep
  14. Social anxiety (including public speaking)
  15. Stress management
  16. Obsessions and compulsions
  17. Worry (persistent and excessive)

Fees

A consultation costs $170. Payable by bank transfer on the day of the appointment. The initial consultation lasts approximately 90 minutes. Subsequent appointments last 50 minutes. Cancellation fees apply when less than 24 hours notice is given. The full fee applies in cases of late arrival on the day.

Making an Appointment

My clinic runs on Wednesday mornings. To arrange an appointment please email me at drclaire@protonmail.com I will respond promptly.