About Claire (she/her)

I am a BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist (www.bacp.co.uk) with over ten 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 and in various secondary and higher education institutions including the City Literary Institute in London and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

I have experience working with anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions, identity and life transitions; gender, sexuality and relationship diversity issues; moving beyond childhood trauma, recovering from abuse, working with cult survivors and service veterans, dealing with illness and loss, and sex and relationship issues.

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.

 

I completed my original psychotherapy training in 2010, at Spectrum, the largest humanistic therapy centre in the country (www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk). I have more recently undertaken a three-year training in Pesso Boyden Method which influences my work in many ways (http://pessoboydenuk.org/pesso-boyden-therapy/).

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

07906 823 765

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