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
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Depression/low mood
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Social/friendship skills/bullying/assertiveness
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Family/relationship difficulties
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Low confidence/self-esteem and resilience
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Self harme

ACCREDITATION ORGANISATIONS

MBACP (Accred)

Enhanced Certificate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

CLIENT GROUP

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.

FEE'S

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

AVAILABILITY

  • Please get in touch to discuss further 
*I work on a face-to-face basis only