Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.

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Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.


Location

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

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Hi, my name is Claire, I am an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, this may be your first time seeking help or part of your ongoing personal development, well done for making it this far, it's a massive first step to recovery. I worked in suicide prevention and self-harm for three years, followed by working in both primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring the transgenerational effect of Northern Irelands 'troubles', our felt sense of culture and identity, community art therapy participation and it's 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 in long or short term goals as well as running creative mindfulness courses and delivering first aid in mental health.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: £40 - £50
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Athena
  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Health & Care Professions Council / Art Therapist/Psychotherapist
  • Training: MSc Art Psychotherapy / 2020
I have a masters degree in art psychotherapy and a level 5 FD in counselling.

Additional Credentials

  • Diploma: Ulster University / Integrative FD / 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
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Harming
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

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

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Apr 2021
Claire Thompson, MSc, Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey

Claire Thompson

Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.