Claire Maskery she/her UK reg. psychotherapist, ABDL specialist
We all struggle at times - but you don't have to cope on your own.
I'm sorry but I do not have any availability at this time. I have been contacted by people asking if they can “go on my waiting list” so feel free to contact me if you would like your name to be added. Please note, I cannot guarantee when you are likely to be seen as therapy is unique to each individual. Any availability I have will be UK working hours, Monday through Wednesday. I hope you find what you’re looking for.
COVID-19; Caring for our psychological wellbeing is as essential as caring for our physical health - especially in times of crisis. This new paradigm has forced us all to look at new ways of working and I am pleased to say my clients and I are having really productive virtual sessions. This has the benefit that clients, previously excluded due to logistics, can now access my service - from all over the UK. Feel free to message me if you would like to discuss whether this would be right for you. I wish you all well and hope you are able to care for yourselves.
I support people who survived developmental trauma, whose formative experiences cannot be put into words because may have happened when they were so young. Not having clear memories does not mean what they endured does not have an impact. When an infant does not have their needs met, or has them met in unhealthy ways, the neonate finds alternative ways to survive. Survive, they do - but at a cost. This cost can involve not being able to connect with people, always feeling like one doesn't 'fit' in the world, of wanting connection but not knowing how to get it in healthy ways.
I also work people who identify as having an AB side, and I have written further on this below.
Best wishes and I hope you find the support you need,
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist. I hold an MSc in Person-Centred and experiential psychotherapy and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Chester.
I am a psychotherapist working for Nottinghamshire NHS Forensic services and in private practice.
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse and trained as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate acting on behalf of people who lacked capacity (as defined by legislation).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Sometimes early experiences helped an Adult Baby (AB) side evolve. I help men and women, and people who do not recognise such binary roles, who identify as ABs (or Littles). It feels important to say not all ABs and Diaper Lovers (DLs) are the same. Many ABs and DLs are very happy with this aspect of self, it being a fun, enjoyable activity, but that's not the case for all Littles.
Sometimes, when our early needs are not met, or met in unhealthy ways, we can discover a Little side. I have supported many people to move away from being overwhelmed by feelings of guilt and shame for having a Little side, to move away from binge/purge cycles. Others tell of a fear of what an AB side means for their relationships and work. It is my privilege to help Littles find a healthier way to manage any guilt and shame they may have and make peace with their Little side. Of course this is not the case for all ABs; if you identify as an AB and you love your Little - go you!
Feel free to check-out my website for more information about me, my qualifications and practice.
All sessions are for a full hour and usually held weekly. I charge £60 ph, £65 if paying via PayPal, and cancellation without 24 hours’ notice are chargeable.
I'm sorry but I do not have any availability at this time. Any availability I have will be UK working hours, normally Monday through Wednesday. I hope you find what you're looking for.
Please note; I only reply via email for initial contact, there being too much information to share via text or verbally.