Looking to build your self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping mechanisms, and improve social and community functioning to lead a happy and balanced life? I can help you navigate through life challenges with professional, confidential and affordable therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am here to help you realise that you can choose life to happen for you not to you.
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Working with Adults

I help you through a wide range of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, panic, grief, addiction, bullying, phobia or trauma, using evidence-based treatments such as CBT, SFBT, BA, REBT and DBT to teach you coping strategies that enhance your well being.

Play Therapy

Working with Children & Families

I help children through difficulties such as sleep, behaviour, mood, grief, parental separation, to help them find solutions for themselves. I offer bespoke packages, depending on the age and stage of the child, while also including sesions for the parents. I offer approaches such as Play Therapy, CBT, EMDR.

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Working with Trauma

I recognise the widespread impact that trauma can have on your and your relationships and help you heal and move forward in life. When you have experienced trauma it needs a really specific treatment pathway to release, like EMDR.

I finally felt heard, the tools Claire has given me mean I can carry on working to improve my sleep and the app provided useful tips and information that have helped with this part of my sleep journey.


Tyler had a block of sessions with Claire over the summer holidays to deal with his fear of the wind and the rain. This effected him going into school the previous year (he didn't want to be left) and we didn't want him going into Year 4 with it being an issue again. After 5 sessions Tyler is so much better about the weather and has gone back to school for the first week amazingly. He still has the occasional worry but Claire left us with the tools to help him deal with it. Tyler's time with Claire has had a very positive effect and met the target of him happily going back to school. I would highly recommend Claire to anyone who is seeking some help. Thanks for helping us Claire!


My daughter has found it really useful to have some more things in her mental 'tool box' to help manage her feelings, especially around anxieties about school. She is noticeably calmer and more confident that she can do things and can cope. She seems to understand her emotions a bit better now and is more willing to try things she had lost the confidence to do


Claire has offered our whole family support during a difficult time. She offers clear insight and practical advice on how to manage relationships. Her holistic approach to wellbeing, backed up with her experience and knowledge is excellent!

Claire offered my daughter a safe and confidential space for talking through some difficult things alongside engaging in some creative work. Claire offered some useful strategies that my daughter could use for managing her anxiety which my daughter responded really well to and made a big difference in her confidence. My daughter really appreciated the sessions.


Claire Elmes


Hi, my name is Claire and I am an Emotional Well-Being Consultant: Therapist and Life Coach; specialising in Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desinsitiation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Behaviour Activation (BA), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Lego Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and to top these, have now qualified as a Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner as well! What does this mean? Well this means that as well as helping people with significant mental health issues such as Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Emotional Dysregulation, I can also support and enhance everyone's emotional wellbeing and purpose, to help people get over obstacles and create the life they want to live!

It is important when considering a therapist to look at their credentials and membership bodies. See my 'about me' page for more information and links to my profiles. I have professional memberships for: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and Association of Coaching.

My passion is to help you and your family process significant life events and help you with your 3am problems. By that I mean the stuff that keeps you up at night, what you worry about and what is already keeping you so full that other little things become so difficult. By resolving the impact of trauma and childhood experiences I can help you release some of this 'stuff' and organise your behaviour so that emotions are more regulated and less triggered.

One to One Support

I am often asked how many sessions someone might need. The truth is it is impossible to say. It depends on how easy things are to shift, your motivation to change and take action and how stuck certain things are and how far you want to go.

I offer a block of 6 sessions, for 45 minutes each as initial package. This allows us to build a relationship and get to know each other and gives us time to have a full assessment of current situation and work out your specific goal focus. Then it depends on the evidence based treatment package required as to the next steps but we will discuss and ensure that you are happy every step of the way.

App Courses

I have been developing app courses. This is new and very exciting extension for my business! I have run them as a group approach offering group coaching and support and also as one off individual programs as part of my one to one support.

I have a courses on:

  • 7 day Healthy Lifestyle
  • 7 day Mindful meditation
  • 2 week Mindful Intentions
  • 2 week Stop Snacking
  • 2 week Reduce your Stress
  • 2 week Improving your Sleep
  • I have an 8 week course in the pipeline for mindfulness- please contact to register on the wait list
  • I have an 8 week course for releasing negative thoughts and beliefs and creating mindset shift- again please register your interest

Whats next?

If you feel that you need professional help from a certified Therapist, please contact by email, phone or why not book in for a free discovery call. The discovery call is a quick chat I like to do this via zoom/ whats app video, but also totally happy with phone.

Please email if outside the hours of 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday. I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.





Area Covered:

  • I am based in Shoreham-By-Sea and offer sessions at my home address face to face (subject to COVID 19 Government Guidelines).
  • I offer Zoom and Skype sessions online.
  • I design and run courses on an app portal with bespoke online coaching

Look forward to working with you!