Claire is an experienced existential psychotherapist and counselling psychologist, maintaining a small private practice. She has been involved in the training of practitioners for over 20 years and is now both Academic Director of NSPC and Course Leader of the DCPsych programme.
Claire is also passionate about research and she specialises in researching motherhood, which was the topic of her own doctoral work and has gone on to supervise over 12 research students in this area as well as supervising students who have investigated other topics.
As an author Claire has co-edited Existential Perspectives on Human Issues with Emmy van Deurzen in 2005 and more recently she co-authored Existential Therapy: Distinctive Features in 2018, also with Emmy van Deurzen.
Claire’s edited book The Existential Crisis of Motherhood was published in 2020, and brings together the maternal research that has been conducted at NSPC.
She has also written a number of chapters and journal articles on existential therapy or motherhood.