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Claire. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborating Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist in Her Own Words

Claire - Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist

Master Pedagogical Sciences, Graduate School of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam; Bachelor of Educational studies (Education and Child Development), University of Amsterdam

Hi my name is Claire, a therapist and mother from The Netherlands. 

I provide psychotherapy and counselling to children, adolescents and/or their family who need help in coping with difficult circumstances or experience emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Prior to moving to Barcelona, I worked in private practice for 5 years in Singapore. This has allowed me to work proficiently with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of psychiatric and developmental difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, self-harm behaviours, anger and behavioural problems, ADHD and ASD. Besides that, I work with a wide range of concerns, such as challenges relating to self-esteem, social skills and perspective taking, sleeping problems, school related issues (including school refusal and bullying) and grief and loss. 

Next to individual and family support I run groups that focus on Social Thinking methodology. I run these groups both in schools as well as in a private practice setting. Social Thinking helps children better observe the social world and to explore how they can problem solve within their given situation. Social Thinking takes children on a journey from learning about their own and others’ social thoughts to then learning to self-regulate their own behaviour to meet their personal social goals (e.g. to be included, accepted, etc.).

Through deeper understanding my clients and their needs, I utilise a wide range of therapy techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Social Thinking, expressive therapies and EMDR to develop an individualised treatment plan to meet the specific needs of each child and their families.

I understand the importance of working closely with the child, their caregivers and other professionals or agencies in order to achieve positive outcomes. I aim to adjust interventions to suit individual clients best and have a holistic and solution focused approach in which I also focus on the strengths of the child.

Sessions can be in English and Dutch.

Contact Therapy in Barcelona to book an appointment for you, your child, adolescent, or family with me.

Get the process started by completing our intake form for children or adolescents here

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