Dr Claire Worsley is a kind, warm and compassionate therapist who is committed to supporting people to lead their best lives. She believes that as human beings, we are all at times vulnerable to our minds, whether it is our own tricky thoughts or feelings, or perhaps the surfacing of difficult memories. Starting with building a picture together to help you to understand your difficulties, she will help you in a personalised and targeted way to help you get real change in your life.
Dr Worsley gained a First Class degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford in 1994. After a year working as an Assistant Psychologist in the field of Neuropsychology, she did her doctoral training at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, completing specialist placements in Eating Disorders and Brain Injury. She then went on to work at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, helping Older Adults with mental health problems, and assessing and treating Older Adults with brain disorders such as dementia or stroke.
On moving to Hertfordshire in 2002, Claire took up a post in a Community Mental Health Team. In this role Claire supports adult presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and trauma (including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and childhood trauma). Claire continues to work for this NHS team on a part-time basis in a senior position, with clinical, managerial, and supervisory responsibilities.
As a clinical psychologist, Claire has a broad range of skills in assessment, formulation, therapy, supervision, teaching and research. She has further specialist training in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), and CBT for psychosis.
Claire’s approach is friendly, warm and supportive. She works in partnership with clients to help them to grow a deeper understanding of their difficulties, so that they may begin to understand how to move forward. She focuses on helping them make real life changes, so that they might be able to live more rich and fulfilling lives, whilst helping them develop tools with which to cope with their difficult experiences. She takes an individualised approach, based on their therapy goals and based on a full understanding of their problems.
Dr Claire Worsley is registered with the regulatory body the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is subject to the ethical requirements and standards of these organisations.