Counsellor, Art Psychotherapist & PhD Researcher
I am a reliable and experienced Counsellor and a recently qualified art psychotherapist with experience in working with both adults & children. I believe each of us deserves to live a more awake, happy, and fulfilled life. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and learn how to reach your full potential.
Recognised Health Care Provider for AVIVA and Vitality.
Hello, my name is Claire, I work in an integrative way, which means I use different therapeutic models. I believe that as human beings we are diverse and using a variety of strategies may be useful for individuals to achieve their desired outcome.
Since 2016 I have been working with clients at risk of suicide and self-harm before opening up in private practice in February 2019. I work with both adults and children using creative means or talking therapies.
I have worked in both primary and post-primary schools.
Contact me today to see how I may be able to help you.
A Creative Approach
Embrace your inner creativity
As an integrated therapist, I can, if required use art as an alternative means of communication. As an adult with ASD I understand how hard it can be to verbalise feelings, at times painful thoughts and feelings can be communicated through art. This can help you to understand your feelings and behaviours and help you manage your emotions.
Work can be directive or non-directive and can support those suffering issues like anxiety, anger, loss, behavioural difficulty and bullying.
What is art therapy?
How do you know if it is right for you?
It is not about producing a 'perfect image'. You do not have to be good at art, just be open to using the materials to express yourself. The goal is to help you change and grow in a safe space.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.
Art therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients' needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.