Clinical Supervisor * Counsellor/Psychotherapist * CBT Therapist


Claire specializes in working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Disordered Eating, Trauma Therapy, Young People, and Family Group Dynamics.


Claire has worked for a local Mental Health Charity Dorset Mind. The charity has given me lots of different roles around mental health from working as Young Person Befriending Co-ordinator and a young person's counsellor and more recently becoming the Counselling Lead and Supervisor for trainee counsellors within the organisation. I also manage the eating disorder service, Restored.


Claire has personal experience with family members who have experienced lots of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and self-harming behaviours as well as living with life-changing health conditions. These experiences, the understanding they have given her, and her experience from her previous careers, have all enhanced my knowledge and ability in her counselling career.


Before and whilst completing her counselling training Claire was working in a family support role both for the local authority and then in schools. Claire is an accredited parenting group facilitator for two evidence-based parenting programs, and I have delivered numerous parenting groups. She has a good understanding of the effects that poor parenting can have on an individual.


Claire is  experienced and specialised in working with Young People, Parents, and Adults, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Anxiety & Depression, Bereavement, Chronic Illnesses, Family Groups Dynamics, Relationships, and Self-harming as well as Trauma & Suicidal Ideation


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Qualifications & Professional Courses

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)

Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

Level 2 Understanding ACES

NCS Dip. in Supervision

Adverse Childhoold Experiences (ACES) Child Development

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment

Eating Disorders Training including AN clients

Working with Neurodivergent clients using the Autism Dialogue Approach

Big Umbrella Training - working with Young People in Schools

Counselling Experience

Private Practice Counsellor

Dorsert Mind - Counselling Lead, Supervisor & Counsellor

Dorset Mind -Young Person Befriending Co-ordinator and a young person’s counsellor

Portsmouth University’s Wellbeing Department - Counsellor

School Counsellor & Safeguarding Lead/Officer

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