Claire Gaskin B.Sc (Hons); DHP (Adv); LAPHP; MIBWRT (Adv); CNHC
V Health Therapies
172 The Broadway
01702 872858 / 07595 830658
Clinical Hypnotherapy | Advanced Psychotherapy | Advanced BWRT®
I'm Claire, a registered clinical hypnotherapist and advanced psychotherapist, trained by renowned therapist Terence Watts MCGI at the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your wishes and goals, overcoming whatever obstacles may be in your way, at my clinic in Thorpe Bay, Essex. I work over Skype and Facetime, too, so distance is never a problem.
I have been helping people of all ages for more than 20 years and work with most mind-related matters, including fears, phobias and all kinds of anxiety. Before setting up my own therapy practice I managed teams of social workers committed to helping young people overcome a difficult start in life. Because of this, and although I help people of ALL ages at my private clinic, my qualifications and experience of working with young people has led me to specialise in working with teenagers.
To get more of an idea about what I do, why not pop over to my website? You can sign up for my free blog full of interesting tips, advice and articles (plus a chance to win a free session!), and you will also find a wide range of case studies which you may find helpful and interesting to read.
You can contact me in the strictest confidence if you would like to have an initial chat about how I might be able to help you without any obligation. Initial consultations are free and all enquiries are welcome.
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This is what some of my recent clients have to say:
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Claire Gaskin for the help I received whist attending therapy. I had previously attended therapy at a few places, but was always left with a feeling of unfinished business. I am glad to say that this wasn't the case with Claire. The structure and Claire's professionalism put me at ease and will be remembered by myself for many years.
If I'm honest, I was not in a good place prior to this therapy, the future wasn't something I looked forward to or indeed expected. But with Claire's understanding and guidance I feel that I do have a future and I can make a difference. This therapy has changed my life." RE; Westcliff-on-Sea
"When I was told about Advanced Level BWRT I was excited and nervous to try it out, I approached Claire to help me with my self belief and self confidence. When she told me she could help I got excited and booked up immediately, I didn’t know what to expect from the sessions and found them a mixture of excitement and nervousness. As the sessions progressed I could feel and see changes happening, I had other people commenting that I was acting differently and most of all I was doing things I wouldn’t have done before. Now that it has come to an end I can say that I feel that I am a completely different person in a very good way. I would highly recommend this therapy to anyone that is thinking of seeking help." JB; Grays Thurrock
"For as long as I can remember I have suffered from anger issues. My over the top reactions to situations that others take in their stride have caused issues with friends and family and ended more than one relationship. Having tried various solutions over the years such as anti-anxiety and depression medication as well as cognitive therapy it was with some scepticism that I undertook a BWRT session with Claire.
I can honestly say that I have been stunned by the results. I am a lot calmer in scenarios that would previously have seen the red mist descend and am better able to cope without resorting to rage. I have no idea how it works but it does!" ID; Harwich
"Having been in the same job for 13 years I was becoming very bored of the same routine day in day out, it was then without realising I started to go to the vending machine at work buying pasties and sausage rolls to eat at my desk to try and eleviate [sic] the boredom. This soon became a very bad habit spending £2 - £4 per day on junk food when I was on shift, perhaps not a massive amount of money but when you have a young family with 3 children you would grab someone’s hand if they offered you an extra £50 or so each month !
It was through a friend that BWRT therapy was introduced to me. I was a little sceptical at first but what an AMAZING therapy BWRT is !!! During the therapy I had to replace my thoughts and feelings of binge eating on the sausage rolls and pasties with my preferred and positive outcome. I chose that each time I felt the urge to go to the vending machine
I would chose to have a glass of water instead and it has worked ! It has been approximately 5 months since my visit to see Claire and I can honestly say I have NOT bought or had the urge to eat a sausage roll or pasty from a vending machine OR shop since my visit. Thank you Claire!!!" GD; Braintree
"Claire very skilfully helped me to identify and express my issues with public performance and also to recognise some self-defeating habits and attitudes which were unconsciously holding me back. A single 90 minute session has given me a very different perspective and enabled me to enjoy performing again, I feel positive and re-energised. I am extremely grateful". JG; Chelmsford
"When I initially attended sessions with Claire l was struggling with my self-esteem and willpower to succeed in certain areas of my life. Claire was very friendly, understanding and professional in her approach to help me, and made me feel at ease straight away. During my therapy other issues came up and together we successfully resolved them.
Now my sessions are complete and I have a more positive and confident outlook on life and, with the techniques I have learnt, I feel happy that I have the knowledge to tackle any difficulty that comes my way.
I would happily recommend Claire to my friends and family and revisit her myself if I felt the need. I have nothing but praise for Claire and her abilities." LK; Essex
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc (Hons) Applied Social Science
Dip. HE Youth Work
Dip. Hypnosis with Psychotherapy (Advanced)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (BWRT) (Advanced)
Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP)
Professional Certificate of Effective Practice (Youth Justice)
Clinical Hypnoanalysis and Hypnotherapy (Advanced)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (Advanced)
Applied Social Science (B.Sc)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Specialised Youth Work
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Identity issues (including gender)
Photos & videos
- Anxiety and alcohol: a story about self-medicating
- 5 top tips to beat social anxiety and enjoy the party season
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
- Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
- Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy
- The College of Medicine
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. The clinical practice is based in Essex but online appointments are available worldwide via Skype and Facetime.