Hi, I’m Clare
I specialise in therapeutic work with children. I have worked in primary schools for over 110 years supporting children’s behaviour, mental health and wellbeing.
I now work both in schools and privately to deliver individual sessions to children and young people.
I continuously update my professional development to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date. Recently these have included courses such as behaviour and de-escalation, working therapeutically with autism, safeguarding, self harm and so on.
What treatment looks like
In session I use a variety of therapeutic techniques. These include person centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but primarily I work in creative ways. I will use art therapy, mindfulness, lego therapy, therapeutic play and other creative interventions to support children with a wide range of difficulties.
My sessions are age appropriate and individually tailored in order to meet the needs of the children I work with. Sessions are held in a safe and calm environment in order to explore, identify and improve thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We work together to explore possible coping strategies and improve overall mental wellbeing.
N.B. I have had both of my Covid vaccinations.
Criteria for this service
If you think your child has emotional, relational or mental health difficulties.
Areas I specialise in
- Anger management and understanding
- Behavioural difficulties
- Depression/low mood
- Social/friendship skills/bullying/assertiveness
- Emotional difficulties
- Family/relationship difficulties
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Low confidence/self-esteem and resilience
- Sleep difficulties
- Suicidal feelings
- Self harme
Enhanced Certificate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Children face-to-face sessions only
At Grey Matters Centre we do not work with anyone who have previous convictions of sexual offences and/or are currently the focus of an on going police investigation or criminal justice proceedings.
We also do not work with any court cases.
Children £45 per 50 minutes session
All sessions are on a face-to-face basis only
Payment by CASH or BANK TRANSFER only please
Please note that cancellations of less than 48 hours notice will incur payment of the full fee
- Please get in touch to discuss further