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About Claire (she/her)

I am a humanistic psychotherapist with more than fifteen years’ experience. In addition to my own therapy practice I have worked as a therapist within the NHS and the Youth Offending Service, for MIND, for the City Literary Institute in London and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and most recently as a supervisor for Centre 33 in Cambridge.

My original training was with Spectrum Therapy in North London and I have been accredited with the BACP since 2012. I completed a three-year training in Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy (PBSP) in 2020 and am also a trained supervisor. Since 2021 I have been offering coaching in addition to therapy, workshops and supervision.

In all areas of my work the focus of my practice is on finding the ways every individual can live their lives more fully as themselves. I am particularly interested in challenging people to find the edges that take them beyond just functioning and towards realising more of their potential in all areas of their lives.

I have experience working with anxiety, low self-esteem and addictions; race, identity, gender, sexuality and relationship diversity issues; moving beyond childhood trauma and recovering from abuse; working with cult survivors and service veterans, dealing with illness and loss, and sex and relationship issues. I am passionate about supporting people who are really motivated to seek change, particularly during times of transition.

Most of my work is with individuals but I will occasionally work with couples or family members. Everyone’s experience of therapy is different, but my hope is that each person I work with will come away from the process with a richer sense of being alive.

My background is in the arts. Originally a landscape architect, I designed school and community sensory gardens before starting my own garden design business. I also worked as a theatre designer and art director for a number of years. I am a partner, a mother and a stepmother.

claire@clairespooner.com

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