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Counselling and Psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove

Claire Owens - Brighton DBT / RO-DBT Therapist & Psychodynamic Counsellor

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional intensity and dysregulation, trauma,  obsessive thinking,  perfectionism, neurodiversity, EUPD/BPD, or just feel you need a supportive and non-judgemental space to work through past or present issues, Claire is here to support you. She can help you to identify the issues that are causing difficulty or pain and help you to make the changes needed.

Free Consultation? 07557 656960

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Why go to therapy?

This video from The School of Life website explains why therapy can be valuable for everyone.

Therapy can help you overcome:





Personality Disorders



Eating Disorders

Anxiety / Depression

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Anxiety and low mood can be a part of life. However, if you suffer from generalised anxiety and experience depression and low mood over a number of months, there are number of ways that you can alleviate this. DBT/RO-DBT behavioural techniques and psychodynamic therapy can help to get to the root cause.


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ADHD and ADD can adversely affect attention and focus and cause difficulties at work and in relationships. Claire can help identify and work on the issues of executive control and emotional regulation that cause such relational and task orientated problems.


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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can cause great distress and frustration to people both in their personal and professional lives. Claire can help identify the root of the OCD behaviours in order to decrease such adverse effects on daily life. Behaviours may include intrusive and ruminative thoughts, checking behaviours, issues around germs and contamination, or trichotillomania and dermatillomania.

Personality Dissorders

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Claire is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) specifically designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder)

Autism / Neurodiversity

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Claire uses a new effective therapy, RO-DBT (Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour)to help people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) find a life that fits with the unique and rich way they process their inner and outer world.


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Traumatic experiences in childhood and adulthood can have a profound  effect on the mind and body (PTSD, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders). Claire has trained in a number of approaches  which can help alleviate the symptoms and decrease flashbacks.


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Phobias, like OCD, can cause a lot of distress and disruption to daily life. Claire can help to find the root of the phobia using talking, behavioural and somatic approaches.

Eating Dissorders

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Eating Disorders (Anorexia. Binge Eating Disorder) can be helped using both DBT and RO-DBT and general talking therapy. Get in touch to find out more.

How it works

If change is needed, therapy makes this possible in a safe space. It isn’t always easy, but the therapeutic process with Claire is there to support, understand and to identify and make the changes needed.

Most of Claire's clients are recommendations, but if you have not worked with Claire before, get in touch for a free consultation.

Initial Consultation

Claire offers a free telephone consultation or you can book an initial face-to-face meeting for £15 if you prefer.

Book your Sessions

After your initial consultation we will  agree on the type of approach consistent with your presenting symptoms and goals of therapy. Claire works mainly on a long term, open ended basis though with certain approaches (DBT/RO-DBT) a certain number of sessions may be agreed at the start of therapy. 

Therapeutic Process

We will work together using appropriate theoretical approaches, according to your unique issues and needs.

Book an Appointment

To book an initial consultation or book a therapy appointment with Claire, please call the number below or fill out the form.

Please include your availability for sessions ( morning, afternoon or evening ).

I will respond as soon as possible to your enquiry.

Free Consultation? 07557 656960

    For me, I can safely say it was the best value for money I have ever spent. No quick fix solutions and treatment was carried out on a personal level with no fixed time scale. Claire gave me so much understanding.

    David S


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