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!’
Claire is a highly motivated, compassionate, skilled and experienced Therapist, she is always properly prepared for clinical supervision sessions and demonstrates a reflective approach to her clinical practice. She is a pleasure to work with in the clinical supervisory relationship.
I visited Claire for CBT sessions for a number of months, leading up to my wedding. I’ve always suffered with anxiety and it had gradually gotten worse throughout my twenties. Now, at 30 I was keen to commit to my partner (now wife, spoiler alert!) but was terrified at the prospect of the ceremony and being centre of attention for the day. Claire was quick to understand my issue and, more importantly, how my brain works. I have a long history of self-sabotage, and have often rebelled against people trying to help me. Claire was able to tune into this and adjust her approach to be firm when needed and softer when I was struggling. As an outcome, I was actually able to enjoy my wedding day. In fact, I think I was able to be calmer about it than most people. I will always be grateful to Claire for that
Claire has helped me over the past three years to address two separate issues. I firstly approached her seeking help for a specific social anxiety problem I was experiencing. Over the course of several sessions Claire helped me to pinpoint and thus understand what was driving the anxiety. I learned how to address my anxious feelings and how to manage them successfully. This therapy was extremely useful as it completely changed how I felt about specific aspects of my social life.
The following year I returned to Claire in serious need of help to come to terms with a traumatic event that had taken place in the intervening time. With much care, thought and dedication on Claire’s part I was gradually able to process and come to terms with the event in such a way that it no longer troubled me on a daily basis. I was also able to make changes to my life that enabled me to feel happy and calm again. I cannot stress enough how invaluable Claire’s assistance was – it completely changed my life.
Claire has been the inspirational factor I needed to pull myself out of the issues with my OCD. After suffering for many years without successful control I was advised to undertake CBT and was lucky enough to find Claire.
Her expertise, patience and empathy has been fundamental in what I have achieved since then and helped shape me to the person I now am rather than what I feared I was destined to be. From a reclusive person crippled with anxiety and self-doubt I now live overseas and I am pursuing a career and lifestyle I could never have considered or realised before. Unfortunately, I have had relapses but Claire has always supported me via Skype or phone and helped me to stay again on the right track.
I cannot speak more highly and will forever be grateful for the help and assistance which I have been given.
It has been a real pleasure collaborating with Claire Littlejohn over the past few years, as she is without a doubt an excellent CBT therapist, showing very high levels of competence, professionalism and charisma, but above all it is her willingness to do her very best in helping her clients, that has made a tremendous impact on the treatment results in the mutual patients who I had the opportunity to refer on to her for CBT. I cannot recommend Claire highly enough!