Claire Owens

Qualifications & Training

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Psychotherapy Training

My original university training is in the Psychodynamic therapeutic approach. I have also had further training in Group Psychotherapy at the Institute of Group Analysis, Brainspotting with BSPUK and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) with British Isles DBT Training.

Fully qualified

  • PGDip Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling, Brighton University
  • Foundation Certificate in Group Psychotherapy, Group Analysis South East, IGA
  • Brainspotting Phase I & II, BSPUK – BSP UK, Dr Mark Grixti, London & Brighton
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Foundational Training, British Isles DBT Training, Dr Janet Feigenbaum, Dr Jim Lyng, Zoom (due to Covid-19)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT), RO-DBT Training (ongoing, currently Level II)


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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Further Training

I continue to develop my knowledge in a range of psychotherapy approaches (CBT, IFS, CAT), with a wide variety of issues (Trauma, Anxiety, Shame, ADHD) and client groups (men, adolescents, couples):

Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) : Diversity in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) – Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Advanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy: CBT for Your Most Challenging Clients.

Internal Family Systems (IFS): Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Permanent Healing of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and more  – Frank Anderson,

Mindfulness: Mindfulness, Healing and Transformation: The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe, Bessel Van der Kolk & Jon Kabat-Zinn, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence

When Words are not Enough: The Role of Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness in Treating Anxiety & Depression, The Rock Clinic

Client Groups

Couples: Love & Hate in Couples: The Dynamics of Violence & Reconciliation, Brighton Therapy Partnership

Adolescents: Sturm und Drang – The Dilemmas of Working Therapeutically with Adolescents in Private Practice – Rebecca Kirkbride, Brighton Therapy Partnership

Men: Men and Therapy – Key Approaches to Working with Men

GroupsConfluence and Collaboration: Group Analysis in the 21st Century, Morris Nitsun, Gwen Adshead, Earl Hopper, Sue Einhorn

Specific Mental Health Issues

Complex Mental Health Needs

PECAN Research Event: Where the need is great – approaches to supporting people through crisis and complexity Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Sussex Education Centre


Trauma, Attachment, Shame

EMDR In Action: A Step-By-Step Master Class  PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence – Deany Laliotis Nov 2018

In Conversation with Babette Rothschild : An evening discussion  – The Body Remembers, NScience

Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, Psychotherapy Excellence

The Latest in Trauma Treatments: Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices PESI

Trauma Healing: Transforming Developmental Trauma into Integration and Resiliency, Dan Siegel

Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One’s Self, Bessel van der Kolk

Traumatic Attachment and Co-Regulation: The Neurobiology of Relationship, Janina Fisher

Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing, Janina Fisher,

Complex Trauma and Shame: Somatic Interventions with Janina Fisher,

Narcissistic & Borderline Personality Disorders (NPD/BPD)

Fragile Selves: Working with Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind – Jeremy Holmes, Phil Mollen, Neville Symington, Susanna Abse and Jenny Riddell Dr Susan Mizen, Allan Schore, Clara Muci, Diana Diamond, David Celani, Jay Greenberg, Frank Lachmann, Ruthie Smith, Jack Nathan, Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Dr Anne Alvarez and Marcus West, CONFER


Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan, David Nowell, Russell A. Barkley, Cindy Goldrich, Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, Peg Dawson

The Disintegrating Self – Understanding and working with adults with ADHD and/or autistic spectrum traits – Phil Mollon, Brighton Therapy Partnership

General Psychotherapy

Mistakes of the Heart: The Healing Power of Therapeutic Repair,  Janina FisherAttachment,

Neuroscience & 21st Century Psychotherapy, Professor Jeremy Holmes – The Centre for Emotional Development

On Loneliness: Therapeutic growth and the capacity for solitude, Lesley Caldwell, Dr Richard Gipps and Dr Akshi Singh – Confer, London

The Inflammatory Response: Understanding inflammation and the immune system in states of mind, Antony Haynes and Dr Elisabeth Philipps – Confer, London

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


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