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Professional Therapy | Hypnotherapy | BWRT

Helping you discover success and happiness at home, at work and in everyday life.


Professional therapist Claire Gaskin specialises in fast therapy and is known for getting great results.

Claire will help you deal with whatever is in the way of your success and happiness at work, at home and in everyday life.

  • Fast Results
  • Face-to-Face or Online
  • Science-Based
  • Content-Free
  • Talking Therapy
  • Less Anxiety
  • More Confidence
  • Success
  • Happiness


If anxiety is affecting the quality of your life it’s time to get help.

You may recognise some of these common symptoms of anxiety:

  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Excess Sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Shaking
  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach Ache
  • Head Ache
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping

Claire will often only need one or two sessions to deal with a phobia or crippling panic attacks.

And even more complex problems, such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder or low self-esteem and depression, can be helped in around 4 sessions.



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition for anxiety sufferers.

Anxiety might be worrying about being away from home, or panicking about where the nearest facilities are. At worst, you may start to avoid social events and going out anywhere.

If you have a medical diagnosis of IBS then it's possible Claire can help.



Whether you're looking to be free from anxiety or increase your self-esteem and confidence, I’m confident I can help you.

Initial telephone consultations are completely free and carry no obligation.

Take the first step and get in touch, today.

Very best wishes and I look forward to hearing from you,


Contact Claire, in complete confidence, now: claire@benefittherapy.co.uk



BWRT: A Selection of BWRT Case Summaries

Terence Watts, the creator of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy, says: "Claire is destined to be a leader in the field of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy!

In Claire's book of real-life success stories you will discover how BWRT can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Fear of Death and Dying
  • Unwanted Habits
  • Miscellaneous (including abuse, grief, guilt, PTSD and IBS)


Claire says: "I have chosen cases that I hope you will find interesting and which also show just how far-reaching this therapy can be. Every client’s personal experience is unique and it is always a great joy and an immense privilege to help someone overcome their problems so they can move on and discover success and happiness at home, at work, and in everyday life.".

Get Claire's book of real-life success stories on Amazon Kindle, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CRNGQFJ


A Problem Shared

Well-known for getting great results, Claire spent a year as the Agony Aunt for the Echo newspaper in Essex. To celebrate, she wrote her book 'A Problem Shared', which is a compilation of readers' problems.

There’s a wide-ranging selection of topics - such as how to overcome a phobia, ways of dealing with health anxiety and depression, and whether to trust a cheating partner - arranged over six chapters:

  • Anxiety
  • Children
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Health
  • Relationships

This book offers invaluable advice to people going through the same problems, as well as providing professional suggestions for helping friends and family with similar issues.

.Get your Kindle copy of 'A Problem Shared' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BZNDMFY



Read a selection of media articles, including a piece in 'Yours' magazine which features one of Claire's clients who successfully overcame panic attacks with Claire's help: https://clairegaskin.com/media/



“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


"This therapy is fantastic for any childhood traumas, phobias, any addiction, and so much more. I would recommend Claire who is very professional and very good at her job. My story is from my past starting when I had been eleven years old childhood trauma and so much more…

I can honestly say this is the best thing I have done in my life and the results are amazing.

Claire, I can’t thank you enough." SC, Southend-on-Sea


"I cannot recommend Claire highly enough!! It's frankly awesome that in one session Claire has cured me of an increasing fear of heights that was causing paralysing panic attacks. I am now able to ski again and enjoy lovely cliff walks down in my favourite place on the north coast of Cornwall!

It has made such a huge difference and I am so grateful to Claire and her wonderful BWRT!!

A big THANK YOU!!" CB, Thorpe Bay


“Claire, just had to tell you now I’m home, today was by far the biggest thing I’ve ever accomplished in my life.

I keep smiling to myself. I actually couldn’t be any prouder of ME! Three years ago being able to drive was beyond my wildest dreams so to get to today’s moment is amazing.

Meeting you was lovely too.” TC, Essex


“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


“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 choose 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


"On the way into work today a wasp landed on my little finger. I was on the phone at the time. I calmly put my phone and bags on the ground and watched it walk over my hand for a few moments fascinated. I then slowly tried to put the wasp onto the leaves of the tree next to me. It carried on exploring my hand. I then made a very gentle movement to encourage it onto the wall underneath the tree. It then went onto the wall. I picked up my phone and bags and carried on with my journey to work and my chat to my friend on the phone. I was smiling lots :D #BWRT

This was my Status this morning thanks to Claire :)

Thank you so much! Still smiling." RL, Brighton


“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


“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


"I met with Claire after having a mental block with my sport. It's not normally something I would of done but I gave it a go as I needed the help.

Claire is amazing at her job, she is really lovely person and you can tell she really cares for her clients. The method of therapy she used for me helped a lot and I would defiantly recommend her to anyone. :)" CE, Southend-on-Sea


“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Claire Gaskin for the help I received whilst 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 BWRT 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.

BWRT has changed my life.” RE, Westcliff-on-Sea


"Going to see Claire after being involved in a fatal car accident was the best thing I could have done. Travelling in a car had become almost intolerable, especially as a passenger.

I can’t really get my head round how the therapy worked, all I know is it did and I am so grateful, thank you Claire." JR, Loughton


"1 year ago today that I was diagnosed with PTSD. Here I am today not recognising the person I was. Thank you Claire for your help. Due to BWRT, I am the strong confident happy person I am today. I can’t thank you enough" LC, Essex


"I stumbled across Claire purely by accident on the web ….. I have had a few sessions now with Claire for all completely different problem areas in my life – every single one has worked. It is like Magic! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her therapy.

If it can work on me – it can work on anybody. If you have any kind of problem in your life and maybe doubtful of this kind of therapy, give it a go! You have nothing to lose – only a massive amount to gain.

You can be set free." LB, Essex


Training, qualifications & experience


Professional therapist Claire Gaskin B.Sc. (Hons) has been helping people for 25 years.

She is a practitioner of a new and powerful model of psychotherapy, BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®), qualified to the highest level 3 (the psychophysiology of mind and body).

Claire trained in advanced hypnosis and psychotherapy at the Essex Institute for Clinical Hypnosis, is a founder member of the British BrainWorking Research Society, and a member of the College of Medicine.

A professionally qualified youth worker, in the past Claire managed teams of social workers in frontline childrens' services. She specialises in working with teenagers and young people.

Today, in her private practice, Claire uses her wealth of experience and expertise to help people of all ages discover success and happiness at home, at work and in everyday life.



  • B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Social Science
  • Dip.HE (Youth Work)
  • Professional Certificate of Effective Practice
  • Dip.NLP
  • Dip.Clinical Hypnosis with Psychotherapy (Adv.)
  • Dip.Hypnoanalysis (Adv.)
  • Level 3 BWRT® Practitioner (Adv.)


Claire has an enhanced DBS certificate and is fully insured.

Member organisations


Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with


Generalised Anxiety Disorder


Photos & videos


Additional information

Fees vary depending on location, please contact Claire for more information: claire@benefittherapy.co.uk


Normal office hours. Some availability in the evenings and on Saturday afternoons. Please enquire.

Further information


Get a copy of Claire's book 'A Problem Shared' completely FREE

Well-known for getting great results, Claire spent a year as the Agony Aunt for the Echo newspaper in Essex. To celebrate, she wrote her book 'A Problem Shared', a compilation of readers' problems from her column.

Arranged in six chapters, there’s a wide-ranging selection of topics, from how to overcome a phobia, ways of dealing with health anxiety and depression, and whether to trust a cheating partner.

This book offers invaluable advice to people going through the same problems, as well as providing professional suggestions for helping friends and family with similar issues.


Get your PDF copy of 'A Problem Shared' completely FREE here: http://benefittherapy.co.uk/a-problem-shared/

Therapy Life Centre
11 Prittlewell Chase

10 Harley Street

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Much of Claire's work is carried out online, so you don't even have to leave home. However, if you prefer face-to-face, her Southend clinic is accessible to wheelchair users. Please let Claire know about any mobility issues when booking your appointment.


Claire Gaskin (B.Sc.) Hypnotherapist and BWRT Specialist

Claire Gaskin (B.Sc.) Hypnotherapist and BWRT Specialist