Dr Claire Wilson
If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions, stressful life events or relationships, or would benefit from some space to explore your issues and gain more understanding and insight into the cause of your distress - please get in touch to discuss how I can help. To introduce myself, I am a highly qualified Clinical Psychologist having worked in both the NHS and in private practice with a range of issues. Clinical psychologists undertake 6 years of training and can work with a variety of mental health problems or offer support at difficult times in your life such as relationship problems or breakdowns and bereavement. I am also a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner and CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) Practitioner.
I find it particularly important in my work, whatever the problem, to build a supportive and safe therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable and secure in discussing your issues and confident in my abilities to help you work through them. I specialise in trauma related presentations and personality difficulties/problems in how how we might relate to ourselves and others. I also apply these skills to a variety of symptoms/problems such as such as adjustment problems, anger and self esteem issues, addictions, anxiety problems such as panic attacks, generalised anxiety, phobias and OCD, trauma related presentations including PTSD / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.
I can offer a range of evidence based practices including CBT/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR / Eye Movement Desenitisation and Reprocessing (an evidence based therapy for PTSD) and CAT / Cognitive Analytic Therapy (an effective therapy for exploring personal difficulties and problematic relationship patterns over 16 to 24 sessions). Fundamentally I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important vehicle for change and trust and collaboration the key to successful therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
BSc Hons Psychology - First Class
EMDR accredited practitioner
Experience of working in NHS since 2006 and as a qualified psychologist since 2009 working in secondary services since this time. Offer therapy, supervision and training of other staff, research and teaching on doctoral programme of university.
Private practice started in 2012 working with a range of difficulties including therapy with adults and children, expert witness work and occupational health support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
Please contact me to discuss my costs. I also work with health insurance companies so let me know when you contact me if this is via insurance or self referral.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday and Friday day time and early evening appointments offered
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am able to offer supervision to clinical or counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.