I would like to say a very big thank you to Claire who has been seeing my 7 year old son for the last few months. She has created a professional, yet friendly and welcoming environment and has really helped my son regain his confidence. Thank you.
After a difficult miscarriage and not coping so well afterwards, I acknowledged as a CBT Practitioner myself that stepping the other side for once and receiving therapy could be helpful. Claire and I trained together some years ago, and I decided to approach her as someone I could trust and have complete confidence in. Claire offered a first appointment within 3 weeks and as always, was a true professional; kind, caring, and compassionate. She has done so much to help me to apply strategies that I could not have done alone. I will always be forever grateful to Claire for her support.
I’ve just come to the end of 12 sessions with Claire and I wanted to say how grateful I am to her for helping me. I originally came to discuss Relationship OCD but during the course of my sessions I developed issues with eating as well so Claire quickly adapted her plans to help me with this also. Once resolved, we went back to my original OCD issues that I’d had for at least 10 years. I’d previously had courses of CBT with other therapists but I never felt like I was truly understood. Claire seemed to just ‘get’ me and set me relevant homework tasks that kept me focussed between sessions. And whilst I have now accepted I will never totally get rid of my OCD, I feel better equipped to deal with it when I experience another phase of it. I’m due our second baby in a weeks time and I feel Claire has got me in such a good headspace at such an important time. Should I ever require therapy again in the future, I know who I will be turning to – thank you Claire for all your help!
The care, support and insight we got as a family from Guiding Minds has made such a wealth of difference to us all. Claire has been caring, knowledgeable and professional throughout our dealings and we have been so so thankful of the results following a course of play therapy for our youngest child. Again, thank you so much for all you have done to help our family through such a difficult time. We will never forget your kindness.
Claire has done an amazing job with Mollie. She now has a life and is able to go out and enjoy herself. We are also now able to go out as well. Thank you for all of your help.
I can’t thank Claire enough for helping my 12 year old son deal with his Social Anxiety which started when he moved from Primary to Secondary school. She was fantastic at making him feel comfortable in sessions and he looked forward to his next session with her. He is now coping well with his anxiety and is back to his old self. I truly believe this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Claire. She has taught him techniques that I am sure he will use for years to come. Thanks for all your help Claire!
After suffering from anxiety and depression since my teenage years, I began to lose hope of my symptoms ever improving after having numerous different therapists. Then I began treatment with Claire. Claire was very knowledgable from the beginning and taught me how to manage my symptoms effectively. She has helped me to understand the processes behind my day to day experience of mental health issues which have contributed to improvements in managing my work, social life and physical wellbeing. Claire is very understanding, flexible and non- judgemental which allows you to feel comfortable expressing the true extent of your issues. She always goes above and beyond to help! I would highly recommend Claire!
Clinical supervision is an essential activity for all therapists, helping us to reflect upon our work, consider different perspectives and practice as safely and effectively as we can. I have been Claire’s clinical supervisor since October 2012 during which time she always demonstrated a very high degree of diligence, commitment and compassion for her clients. She accurately assesses and understands client’s problems then skilfully delivers therapeutic interventions. I can assure you that you will receive thoroughly professional therapy.
Claire is an extremely compassionate, patient and understanding individual. During a turbulent period of my life, she was able to evaluate and rationalise my fears whilst providing crucial techniques and behavioural therapy that helped combat distressing situations. I am very grateful for the support she gave me and I hope she continues to be able to help many more in the future.
Throughout sixth form I found my general anxiety, OCD and panic attacks gradually getting worse. However, after seeking help from Claire and having her guide me, not only was I able to understand the issues I was faced with but more importantly I learnt how to address and cope with them. I have been able to move forward and overcome challenges I never thought I would. Claire’s help has been invaluable to me and I cannot recommend this treatment enough. Thank you, Claire!’