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
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:
Anxiety / Depression
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.
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.
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.
Claire is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) specifically designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder)
Autism / Neurodiversity
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.
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.
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 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.