About Claire

Claire Murphy BA [Hons] Dip. Supervision. RGN. MIACP

Counselling is a 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, she holds a Diploma in Renal Medicine & specialised in critical care & 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 and a diploma in Supervision; and is fully accredited by the IACP in these areas.

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. PTSD. Suicidal ideation.
  • Supervision: Working with healthcare professionals

What style of Counselling does she employ?

  • Person Centred: This is commonly referred to as “Talk Therapy”
  • CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This approach relies on goal setting & is a useful therapy when addressing specific issues.
  • Body Work: We often develop a physical response to an emotional issue. In using body therapy, the client learns skills on how to manage their bodily response to stress, anxiety & fear.
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy: This involves examining the presenting problem & finding ways to break it down into manageable pieces.