About Claire...

20200602_112855Professional Background & Experience;

I am in Advanced Clinical training as a Psychotherapist and I am registered with, and adhere to, the ethics and practices of the professional bodies; British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the Institute for Transactional Analysis (ITA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also have a clear, enhanced CRB check and have full insurance. I am committed to continually updated my skills and knowledge. I have supervision with a qualified and experienced Supervisor for psychotherapy, plus regular supervision with a Senior Educational Psychologist for the VIG work.

Most recently, as well as running my private practice I worked for a Independent Fostering Organisation, as a Regional Therapeutic Manager, managing a small team to deliver a therapeutic and training service across the North West and Yorkshire regions.

Originally my career began in Human Resource Management, working with such companies as Egg plc. I combine this experience to work with Cascade Coaching and Training using Transactional Analysis to work with companies to improve their workforce. I deliver the Incredible Years Parenting Programme (Webster-Stratton) within a multi-agency team in Derbyshire, as an accredited Group Leader Facilitator. I also worked as a Clinical Supervisor with Manchester NHS Cognitive BehaviourTherapy Training Centre, within the CAMHS CYP IAPT Parenting Therapy team.

Other companies I have worked for include; Barnardos as a family practitioner, a project called RAiSE to improve outcomes for secondary school aged young people, the Derby Women's Centre to deliver workshops and courses, and as an Associate Counsellor offering counselling for employees within the NHS, at Derbyshire Community Health Service in Derbyshire. 



Msc TA Psychotherapy            

Facilitator for Non-Compliant Child Parenting Programme HNC

Certificate in Working with Depression             




Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People

Diploma in Counselling 2013
Certificate Foundation in TA 2012
Certificate in Teaching (CTLLS) 2012
Incredible Years Parenting Programme Group Leader 2012
VIG Guider (Level 3) 2012
Diploma in Psychotherapeutics 2010
Diploma in Life Coaching 2007
Certificate in Social Work 2006
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management 2003
Higher Education Diploma in Psychology 1997

Personal Statement;

Having gone through some challenging life experiences myself, I found happiness by making positive changes to my life. I am passionate about enabling people to make their own changes too. I feel very privileged to be working with people in this way and hope that you contact me so that you too have the opportunity to make your life the best it can be.