Claire’s fee is €70 per session
Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Claire holds a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from IICP and Diploma in Counselling from Northside Counselling Service.
In addition, Claire has a Master’s in Education (Aggression Studies) from Trinity College Dublin and a BA in Applied Social Studies. She has completed trainings in attachment, self-compassion, nervous system regulation and is currently undergoing training in the Polyvagal Theory. Claire has also undertaken training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Claire is a fully accredited member of IACP (Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and works to their code of ethics. Claire is committed to adhering to professional standards and attends regular supervision while also partaking in continuous professional development.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Claire is an integrative counsellor, working with adult clients on a one-to-one basis since 2013. As an integrative counsellor, she draws on different approaches depending on what the client brings to therapy. Her primary training is in Person-Centered Counselling, which is a collaborative approach and honours the client’s inner wisdom in addressing their struggles. This approach places great emphasis on the relationship that is created between therapist and client, as it is this therapeutic relationship that provides the safety necessary for the client to open up and truly be themselves.
Claire believes there are simple strategies that we can embrace to take better care of ourselves and to reduce feelings of overwhelm, stress and depression. She provides a safe space for clients to share their experiences, to develop their goals and to heal past hurts that may be hindering them. Claire is very interested to hear her client’s story and is invested in working alongside them to address what is happening for them in the present moment.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Claire has had a long career working in the helping profession firstly as a social care worker with young people out of home and later as the School Bullying Co-ordinator with the Anti-Bullying Centre, Trinity College. As such she has experience of working with a variety of people from all walks of life. Claire has volunteered in community base counselling services while also running a busy private practice. Claire has worked as an affiliate counsellor on an Employment Assistance Programme since 2019, providing short-term counselling to, mainly but not exclusively, public sector workers.
Claire has a lot of experience working with clients in their 20’s and 30’s who are undergoing a number of life transitions while trying to navigate independence around college, friends, relationships, work, and family life. Other issues Claire works with are anxiety, depression, bullying, relationship difficulties, workplace problems, stress, and self-confidence. Claire has a particular interest in helping clients who have experienced grief and loss.