About Claire

Claire Murphy BA [Hons] RGN MIACP

Counselling is a very personal experience & sometimes finding the right fit with a therapist can prove challenging. Claire is regarded as a warm, empathic counsellor who works on building an equal & open therapeutic relationship with each client. In this way they can explore ,in confidence, the issue that brought them to therapy in the first place. She brings a huge amount of life & professional experience to the treatment setting.

Claire’s background includes qualifying as a Nurse with an RGN, & a Diploma in Renal Medicine; she specialised in ICU & most of her career in Nursing was based in high dependency units. She left nursing to work in the area of business management with multinational organisations, & this she did for almost two decades. In 2005 she started studying towards a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. She holds a Higher Certificate in Applied Social Studies & an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Since 2012 she has been working full-time as a counsellor & psychotherapist

Some areas of counselling that Claire specializes in include:

  • Bullying: In the workplace; in the home; historical; current.
  • Relationship Issues: Marriage; Partnership; Family; Business; Social.
  • Trauma: Physical; Emotional; Sexual Abuse.


What Type of Counselling does she generally use?
  • Person Centred: this is commonly referred to as “Talk Therapy”
  • CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This style relies on goal setting & is a useful therapy when addressing specific issues, e.g. Phobias.
  • Body Work: We often develop a physical response to an emotional issue. In using body therapy, the client learns skills to manage their body’s response to stress & fear.
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy: This does exactly what it says on the tin! The idea is to look at the presenting problem & find ways to break it down into manageable pieces. It’s a focused approach & is useful for dealing with many issues, e.g. bullying.