Claire has worked for 7 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Her interest in CBT began during her nursing MSc and she decided to research the subject further. She focused her master’s dissertation on the efficacy of nurse-led computerised CBT and this led to her being selected as a nurse to help set up one of the first IAPT/ CBT services in South Essex.
Claire spent 5 years working for the NHS ‘Therapy for You’ IAPT Service, and after this Claire worked at The Priory Hospital where she delivered individual outpatient CBT and inpatient group therapy.
She has also worked with adults and children as a private practitioner since 2012, with self-referrals and clients using private health care. Claire is recognised by most major providers, such as Bupa and Aviva.
Claire has worked with a range of different mental health difficulties – predominantly depression and anxiety disorders. She has a particular interest in OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, PTSD/Trauma and Phobias. In addition, Claire has attended specialist child CBT workshops and paid for additional supervision to help her adapt CBT for children and adolescents.
In 2016 Claire enrolled upon a Post Graduate Certificate with Play Therapy UK and she expects to complete this training early 2018, when she will be able to offer therapeutic play sessions to children from age 3+. Since having children Claire has felt particularly passionate about extending her services to young children and she looks forward to providing further support to families in the future.
BSc (2:1) Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. (2003-2006)
MSc (Distinction), Mental Health Nursing, University of Essex. (2007-2009)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Hertfordshire. (2009-2011)
In the process of completing a Post Graduate Certificate with Play Therapy UK at the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy. (2016-present)
Accreditation / Membership
Fully Accredited with the BABCP.
PTUK Registered Trainee in Therapeutic Play Skills.