Clare is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (MBACP) working in private practice in London and online.
She joined the Contemporary Psychotherapy team in 2016 and enjoys the creative and collaborative process of shaping the journal, and the opportunities it offers to stay in touch with fresh thinking and debate.
Clare trained at The Minster Centre, a leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling institute. Her professional interests include working with bereavement, loss and life transitions, and patterns of perfectionism and people pleasing. She is also passionate about supporting parent carers who have experienced the challenges associated with having a baby or child who is very unwell, including those who have spent time in neonatal or paediatric care, and adults who may have been through these experiences themselves in early life.
Prior to her therapy career, Clare worked in the charity sector, where roles included report writing and editing. She originally studied history at the University of Oxford and has always been fascinated by how the contexts we live in, and the narratives we inherit, inform our experience.
Beyond her private practice, Clare is also a trustee of MumsAid, an award-winning maternal mental health charity, and loves singing.
Writing for Contemporary Psychotherapy