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Claire Howdle, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief
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About me

I am an individual and family therapist who is based in the UK with over 5 years experience, working with addiction, phobias, depression, anxiety, identity issues, relationship problems, childhood abuse recovery, domestic/emotional abuse recovery, religious crisis, PTSD and trauma to name just a few.

My therapy style is Integrative and blends psychodynamic, humanism, CBT and mindfulness techniques specific to the clients needs, so each client will receive a unique therapy experience tailored for their individual needs. People are my passion, so I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and aim to bring a warm, safe, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory environment for them to improve their quality of life.

If you are ready to take the first step to better mental health and a better future, I will be honoured to support and empower you to reach your goals.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #392334


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Claire Howdle. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

It can be so difficult to not only find a mental health professional, but also feel a connection and comfort with that person. I knew in my first session with Claire that I had finally found a therapist that was well matched for me. I felt seen, which is incredibly powerful and I feel comfortable being vulnerable, and when it comes to therapy that is a requirement.

I am extremely happy with the care and assistance that I am receiving and I would recommend Claire to anyone. For the first time in a long time I feel like therapy is actually working.

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Claire for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Claire is wonderful - her approach is warm, friendly and conversational and her guidance comes from sharp observance and an ocean of research and experience. She really cares about her clients and it makes all the difference.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Claire for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Claire is extremely professional. She offers a lot of different ideas & approaches. With her flexibility she can smoothly switch between dealing with everyday problems when necessary to dealing with bigger structural problems when comfortable. I'm very thankful for her support :)

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Claire for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, and adhd

I went to Claire to help me with a difficult breakup and she helped me in mores ways then I know. She brought humor, light, kindness and a new perspective that help me progress greatly. I enjoy that we were able to talk in more than just a professional manner but in a personal manner were I felt she understood how I am in my real life, I felt I could be the honest me at all times. I highly recommend Claire, she is absolutely fantastic.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Claire for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I want to take the time to write about my positive experience with Claire. She provided me with the tools, information, and knowledge to confront the dilemmas and issues I was going through a couple of months ago.

I was able to express my concerns, emotions, and feelings comfortably. Claire thus provided me with new perspectives and tips on how to reflect on many aspects of my life alongside my actions. This helped out. I do highly recommend working with her.

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Claire for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I have been taking therapy with Claire since the last six months, and I can very proudly say that I feel privileged to be matched with her as my therapist. She is the kind of person who can sense your aura even before you begin to express yourself, but at the same time will give you the space to open up at your own pace.
She works in a way that challenges you to bring out your better self, but with kindness, care and again, at your own pace.
She provides an ultimate safe space for you to open up, makes sure that you feel safe in your journey with her and with yourself as you progress.
She has the ability to be empathetic to your mental health and at the same time, is able to draw that necessary boundary between empathy and sympathy towards your situation.
She makes the uncomfortable situations comfortable with a tint of humour that you'd not expect but eventually end up smiling in the midst of your darkness.
I am so grateful to have her as my therapist and I recommend her counseling, to everyone.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Claire for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief