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Emotional Well-Being Consultant: Therapist & Life Coach MBACP, PTUK

About me

I am so passionate about helping people with work life balance to ensure you are able to find clarity, routine and emotional regulation. I work in an integrated way and am passionate about helping people to make positive shift. I am trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, REBT, NLP, Life Coaching, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and many other approaches.

This last year has been tough right? We have had to adapt like never before! Now that life in the UK is slowly finding its flow again many people are finding themselves at a crossroads. Do I want to go back to a stressful office environment? Do I want to work long hours? Do I want to go back out in the world again? Many are suffering anxiety coming back out into the new normal.

Many Companies are adapting the way they are working too and office environments are adapting to a new normal. I've heard a lot about the 60/40% split for employees and I think everyone is reflecting on the year we have just had!

So how can I help? I am an integrated therapist and I offer bespoke therapy and coaching packages based on need. I can work with you to support:

Work life balance,




Trauma (EMDR trained)


Imposter Syndrome

Family support- parenting and child/ family therapy

Sleep (CBTi trained)

I offer a variety of packages to suit your needs. These programmes require motivation to make changes but don't worry if you put the effort in and work with it you will definitely get results!

1. From Anxiety/ Depression to Calm and Motivated.

This programme is my signature therapeutic programme. It is packed with science backed bespoke support but in a way that is not too 'therapisty.' We have all had a tough year and anxiety has been one of the main behaviour changes we have seen coming out of lockdown. I think society is really trying to shift the stigma and if you have been feeling a bit weary post pandemic this programme is perfect for you.

· Utilising scheduling, questioning and positive mindset. CBT, Behaviour Activation and Solution Focused Approaches

·     Up to 12 sessions over 3 months.

·     or you could spread over fortnightly sessions over 6 months

2. Overcoming Trauma

I am trained in EMDR which is an amazing treatment for trauma and PTSD. What we don't realise is that we have all suffered some form of trauma in our lives even if this is just living through the pandemic!  I am a member of EMDR Association please look at their website with a more thorough explanation  of what EMDR is and how it can help you.

(EMDR Association UK - Overcoming trauma with expert help - Overcoming trauma with expert help)

· I offer bespoke EMDR support. Initial Assessment and block of 8 sessions. NICE guidelines recommend 8-12 sessions and depending on complexity you may require more sessions ongoing.

3. From Overwhelm to Clarity and Confidence is my coaching programme. Being a coach and a Therapist means I get to focus on how to help you in both working through on a deep level but also focus on shifting you forward. Many clients choose to undertake this programme after having therapy. This is 1:1 coaching and can include support around work-life balance, confidence, self esteem, motivation, career change, emotional regulation such as stress and anxiety management, lifestyle habit changing, you name it, I can assure you this programme will be for you!

This programme of support will include:

·       Breaking down limiting beliefs |values and identity | goal setting | accountability | motivation | confidence | career changes | lifestyle | life purpose

·       Bespoke support to help you to become the best version of you.

·       90 day programme with Monthly/ Fortnightly/ Weekly Support.

·       FREE Power Blast Goal Setting as part of the Assessment.

·       1 FREE 30 minute SOS Call bookable in advance to keep accountable and on track.

This package has different options to suit budgets and how often you would like to meet:

·       Bronze: Assessment, Blast plus 3x monthly session 50 minutes.

·       Silver: Assessment, Blast plus 6x fortnightly sessions 50 minutes

·       Gold: Assessment, Blast, plus 12 x weekly sessions 50 minutes

So many people have recently come to me wanting support around changing their career or career progression. What we actually find is as well as looking at the career, there are often limiting beliefs around self-esteem or self worth to work through first to allow the shift into noticing opportunities for growth. Mindset is key and I love working on the practical aspects as well as a bit of delving into what drives decision making and what really lights you up. To be truly passionate about a job makes such a difference to our lives.

Joanna recently said that she thought she was looking for a career change but what she discovered was everything that was holding her back, to the point where now she felt that the career change was like a plaster.

4.      Sleep Well Feel Better Course:

So many people have struggled with sleep during the pandemic. Using CBTi which is a science baked approach I offer

·       Individual 40 day sleep programme: Includes Assessment, up to 6 1:1 sessions and Access to an App which has lessons, affirmations meditations to name a few extras.

Nikki lives on her own and has a high powered job. She came to me wanting to make changes and didn't know where to start. She was suffering covid related anxiety, work stress, sleep issues the works. We decided to focus on sleep to start as it was less than 4 hours a night. Within just a few weeks she had made so many positive changes and was sleeping better and much less anxious. She is now much more confident and has a much better work life balance.

5.       Company Membership

I love running workplace webinars and group coaching to companies to support staff well-being. Staff well-being policies are being reviewed constantly in the ever changing environment with some companies considering long term changes. This is the biggest shake up in workplaces we have experienced in our life time. I have launched a membership platform for companies to help with this. Linking up with affiliate companies I can offer a bespoke workplace wellbeing solution to your company. Staff will have access to an app portal. This will allow you access to tools for self help around well-being, free monthly challenges, webinars around key themes like preventing burnout, how to make time in your week for what matters, how to stop overthinking and re-frame thoughts from negative to positive, how to improve sleep to name just a few. If your interested please register your interest with me and book a call and I would love to discuss your business needs.

·       Basic Level:

·       Monthly workshops / webinars

·       Access to online system including:

·       Tip sheets related to the theme of the month; focus on energy, drive, and health situations

·       Staff wellbeing assessments includes tips to improve well-being pre and post assessment to demonstrate outcomes of being supported under the scheme

·       Monthly Team Work: A selection of challenges / tips / affirmations / recipes

·       Daily habit and team building

·       Recognition: birthday recognition; team member of the month; wins of the week; shout outs to recognise peers

·       Encourages collaboration and connection, reduces turnover and increases employee satisfaction

·       Additional Extras:

·       1:1 Coaching; Group Coaching, fitness,

6. Child Therapy:

I am passionate about helping teens with anxiety, trauma and everything in between.

I am also a qualified Play therapist and can offer creative therapy to children from as young as 4-5 years old.

I am an executive contributor to Brainz Magazine and have written articles for many well known publications such as GQ. I am also part of the Corporate WellBeing Expo which is supporting Businesses as part of the Business Revival Conference.

Whether you want some therapy sessions around something specific, coaching around future plans, supervision or organisational support I am here to help you

I am visible on all social media platforms, please feel free to connect and I'd love if you booked in a free Discovery Call. By looking on this website you have already made a decision to make changes. The FREE call will be an opportunity to get to know each other, for you to tell me what challenges you have and for me to help you think about what solution you need. I usually do this on Zoom but am more than happy to do over the phone.

every step of the way!

Training, qualifications & experience


Behaviour Activation

Solution Focused Approach


Basic CBT

Life Coach

Master NLP Practitioner

Practice educator

Creative clinical supervisor

Social worker

Accredited play therapist

I set up my company in 2008 and have always worked employed alongside. I have worked within the council for 9 years under children and families and 5 years in the NHS mental health organisations as well as voluntary sector organisations working with domestic abuse and bereavement support. I have gradually increased self employed and reduced employed work and I have now left the NHS this year as I am pursuing my passion and purpose!

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.


Play Therapy UK (PTUK)

Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


Play Therapy UK (PTUK)

Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Play Therapy UK

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Play Therapy UK

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From £75.00 to £140.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are variable depending on the bespoke package offered.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently taking on new clients!

Further information

I am currently offering 2 free EMDR sessions for keyworkers who have been directly affected and involved with COVID 19 patients.

Please get in touch I offer a free chat to see if we are a good fit.

Claire Elmes is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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In person

As a qualified supervisor I offer Creative Clinical Supervision to local therapists and trainees face to face or further afield via Skype/ zoom.

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