"I contacted Clare at a very low point in my life when successive events left me feeling very lost and hopeless. I couldn’t move on from the past or face the future. It was a dark and frightening time. Clare had an immediate and positive impact on me. With reassurance, compassion and a complete lack of judgement she quickly identified the issues I was dealing with and gave me a safe space to work things out. I was able to talk about things to her that I couldn’t talk to anyone else about. She challenged me when I needed it, but was always supportive and insightful. She gave me simple ways to manage the bad times, to be calm and kind to myself and to help me have the courage and self belief to take forward steps again. Since working with Clare my outlook has completely changed for the better and I have a real sense of hope and optimism for the future. I now know, and believe, that I can manage the bad times and create good times for myself. Since working with Clare I have been able to make really positive and life changing decisions which previously seemed impossible. And I can now see the past with some perspective. Life still isn’t always easy but I can now face forwards again. I really can’t thank Clare enough and would have no hesitation in recommending her counselling to others."
Sep 2018, Finance Director - Warwickshire
"Clare provided much valued support and counselling to me. I found the process structured and beneficial- issues were worked through in sequence and readdressed when necessary. I found the process of understanding what was really behind my feelings and issues key to making real progress. I personally needed to understand the drivers, baggage and trigger events in order to be able to manage events and issues in my life more successfully. I found the process of recognising the issues likely to trigger depressions very helpful and have allowed me to almost completely avoid reoccurrences of that aspect/issue since. I found Clare easy to discuss issues with which I’d completely failed to discuss with anyone else. I’m not saying that the process was easy but I think Clare made it about as easy as it was ever likely to be."
Jun 2018, Solicitor - Warwickshire
"I must admit, after suffering with anxiety and depression for many years, I was sceptical about how beneficial CBT would be for me (and had put off trying it for many years). How wrong I was. The work that Clare has done with me has changed my life and I am now able to live a fulfilling life, with strategies to cope with those times when things get on top of me. Thank you."
May 2018, Teacher - Stratford Upon Avon
"I came to Clare after a period of repeated traumatic events throughout my life. Eventually they came to a head, which resulted in very, very low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD and anxiety. Clare helped me to reconnect with my self in a calm, spiritually healing way. She made me feel back to normal, strong and confident in myself! I had CBT, which helped me to alter my thought process to positive thoughts about myself rather than always thinking of the negative. I also had EDMR therapy, which helped to process the traumatic events. It was a very weird experience but as if by a miracle, after a couple of sessions of EMDR I suddenly woke up and had this feeling of calm. I just knew that the therapy had worked. I can never thank Clare enough for what she’s done for me, would highly, highly recommend her!"
Jan 2018, Hairdresser - Stratford Upon Avon
"When I first reached out to Clare, I was suffering from PTSD, following a horrific experience at work. From our first session, I felt Clare understood everything I was saying (and not saying) and she helped me to better understand the PTSD symptons I was living with. Over time, with a few EMDR sessions, and some "just talking" sessions, she helped me to recover. I now feel more relaxed and grounded in all aspects of my life, better than I have felt for many years. Another aspect of Clare's healing approach was to remind me of the importance of re-connecting with my spiritual practice and my creative work, both of which are an integral part of who I am, and both of which I had lost connection around the trauma. I highly recommend Clare to anyone who is dealing with any crisis in their lives, and committed to recovering and growing beyond the crisis."
Jan 2018, Artist - Warwickshire
"I came to Clare feeling completely lost and physically drained. Very quickly with Clare's professional assessment I began to realise I was trapped in a cycle of visiting the same emotionally negative past experiences in my life and responding physically to them as if they were happening today. Clare explained how Trauma is stored in the body and if not processed correctly the harm on a daily basis it can cause. I have just completed Trauma therapy which involved sessions of EMDR and for the first time in my life I feel grounded and at peace. The Trauma feels very distant and controllable so much that at the very few occasions that it does revisit me I just laugh at it! I was very apprehensive to receive EMDR concerned about what Trauma I may revisit and where it would take me. Throughout the whole process Clare was honest and I was taught coping strategies that made me feel safe. EMDR has completely changed my life in so many ways."
Mar 2017, Nurse - Warwickshire
"Clare helped me after an traumatic and stressful split with my estranged wife. I was feeling very upset and needed some assistance in dealing with the stress. She recommended I have a 6 week CBT therapy. She was excellent at understanding the complexities of what I was going through and empathised with the situation even better than my closest friends. It was so helpful talking to her and the CBT course just helped me to think, stop and reflect on situations before acting which hopefully I should be able to put in to practice to improve my character in the longer term."
May 2016, Business Man - Warwick
"Clare is very easy to talk to and has a very calming manner. She explained the CBT process clearly and we worked through the steps over the course of six weeks. I feel more able to tackle some of the issues that were inhibiting me and have been able to return to work with a lot more confidence. Thank you Clare!"
May 2016, Solicitor - Leamington
"I have been receiving counselling and CBT from Clare for the past few months, I highly recommend her as she has guided to help understand my issues surrounding food and my feelings and thoughts towards it. I am now able to enjoy eating again and I have control not only over my food but my life. Clare's holistic approach has opened doors to my life I never knew of and I am now on a further journey towards my higher being. Her genuine love and kindness for others shines through. Thank you."
Jun 2016, Sports Massage Therapist - Warwick
"I find it very difficult to trust people but Clare made me feel comfortable from the offset and I can't thank her enough for all her support through the past few months, she's really helped me realise my potential."
Apl 2016, Adolescent – Stratford-Upon-Avon