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About us

Here at Broad Horizons we welcome referrals from professionals, adult self-referrals, parents and carers of children and young people. We offer a range of Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Interventions, Assessments, Clinical Supervision and Trainings all under one roof.

Broad Horizons is one of the original centers in the region specialising in developmental and relational trauma for children and young people. We focus in working with complex issues such as developmental trauma, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociation and adaptive attachments in children and families where the child is looked after in care or in post-adoption. However, this is by no means exclusive and self-referrals for adults or children are very much welcomed. All referrals are reviewed by our Clinical Lead to ensure that the appropriate therapist and skill set is matched to your needs.

We pride ourselves on adopting a holistic family approach to our work with children and young people and are inclusive of multi-agency working and being proactive as part of the team around the child and family to provide the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families.

Claire Harrison-Breed started Broad Horizons in 2007. As a UKCP and BACP Child and Adult Psychotherapist, Claire specialises in working with trauma and dissociation with children, young people and adults.

Alongside her therapeutic practice she is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling for the University of Northampton.

​Claire has over 27 years’ experience working therapeutically in a range of settings, such as a registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, CBT therapist, Play Therapist and Social Worker. Claire lectures, researches and publishes nationally and internationally in the field of trauma and dissociation. Claire also offers consultation and supervision to a range of Adoption and Fostering Agencies in the UK

​As well as therapy, teaching and consultation Claire is secretary of the Europe Society for Trauma and Dissociation, along with being a board member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapies for Children, Young People and Families.

Broad Horizons has a large number of therapists, from which a wide range of therapeutic services can be offered. Packages of support are carefully tailored to meet the individual or family’s needs in response to referral information or assessment outcomes. Packages include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Individual Assessment
  • Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
  • Trauma Informed Psychotherapy
  • Regulation & Stabilisation Therapy
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Play & Creative Therapies
  • Theraplay
  • Life Story Processing
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Triadic Simultaneous Parent/ Carer & Child Therapy
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
  • Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)
  • Group Work
  • Therapeutic Parenting Support & Programme
  • Well-being & Clinical Supervision
  • A Variety of Training Packages
  • Bespoke Training Packages

Each therapist brings different skill sets to their work. Modalities that are incorporated into the therapy include, Family Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Integrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Creative Therapies, Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Bi-Lateral Stimulation, Body Orientated Trauma Psychotherapy (SPIM30), Theraplay Techniques, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Timeline Therapy.​

Broad Horizons aims to grow with our clients needs, meaning that if you have any special requests please do contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and look in making bespoke packages for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our Therapists are BACP or BAPT registered, and between them have a vast skill- set obtained from years of experience previous to Broad Horizons.

We have strict guidelines that we all work to here at Broad Horizons from the European Society on Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD).

You can visit our website and read each of our Therapist's profiles at

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with


Additional information

Individual Therapy: £65 per 50 minute session

Couples Therapy: £130 per 90 minute session

Family Systemic therapy: £130 per 90 minute session

Parent Support Session: £65 per 50 minute session

Supervision: £65 per 50 minute session

Group Supervision: Please contact for quote. Group supervision may be discounted compared to individual.

Training: Please contact for quote or email us for a training brochure including prices.

When we work

Therapy Sessions Available: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm Training Packages Available: Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm Office Assistance Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 3pm

2A Allen Road, Abington, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4NE

Alliance Foster Care, 1 Maple Court, Ash Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0NB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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