Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.

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Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Creative Therapies
24 Hightown Road
Above EA Davies & Co Ltd
Newtownabbey BT36
028 9692 8222

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Claire Thompson is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Hi, my name is Claire, I am an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm for three years, followed by working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I have a keen interest in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
As an autistic adult, I have always been drawn to the arts to aid communication and healing as well as integrating it into my practice. You may find this beneficial if you struggle to find the right words or find talking about personal experiences too painful or difficult.
I work with children and adults on long or short-term goals as well as running creative workshops and delivering neurodiversity training.

Finances

  • Session Fee: £55 per session
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Athena
  • Aviva
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Vitality
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Membership: Health & Care Professions Council / Art Therapist/Psychotherapist
  • Training: MSc Art Psychotherapy / 2020
I have an Msc in art psychotherapy, a level 4 & 5 diploma in counselling as well as a diploma in children's care learning and development.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Ulster University / Foundation Degree / 2018
  • Degree: Northern Regional College / Children's Care, Learning&Dev / 2014

Location

Creative Therapies
24 Hightown Road
Above EA Davies & Co Ltd
Newtownabbey BT36
028 9692 8222

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Creative Therapy
  • EFT
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.