Dr Clare Stone

Clinical Director & Lead ClinicianSenior Counselling & Coaching Psychologist

University Professional Development Tutor and Occasional Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

Dr Clare Stone is a highly professional and qualified Counselling & Coaching Psychologist with over 13 years of therapeutic experience.  She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Clare's way of working

Clare works with adults (aged 16 or over) on a wide range of issues including, but not exclusive to:

  • depression and low mood
  • anxiety related issues such as phobias
  • general anxiety disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • social anxiety
  • trauma/PTSD
  • panic
  • health anxiety
  • anger issues
  • stress
  • abuse
  • low self-esteem
  • insomnia
  • relationship issues
  • addiction
  • bullying
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • life transitions
  • self-harm
  • and more

She has extensive and highly specialist experience working with trauma (including those diagnosed with PTSD) and complex trauma. Clare has worked with male veterans, many of whom have experienced multiple traumas. She has also worked with survivors of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault, physical assault, and road traffic accidents.

In addition, Clare offers life coaching for clients wishing to focus on achieving specific goals to realise and maximise potential.

Clare offers clinical supervision for health professionals (individual and group).

Clare uses a number of counselling and therapy approaches in her work depending on each client’s individual needs and preferences. These include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and mindfulness approaches. Clare works with each client to build a strong, positive therapeutic relationship in which clients can explore their difficulties without fear of being judged.

Clare's background and training

Clare is a BPS Chartered Psychologist who is registered with the HCPC. She has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and an Honours Degree in Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. In addition, she has a Postgraduate Teachers Qualification in Further Education and has undertaken additional training in supervision and mindfulness.

Clare has experience working in a number of settings including working with a leading veteran’s charity to develop, manage and deliver a PTSD intensive treatment programme. She has also offered therapy within an NHS centre which specialises in psychological treatment for people who have experienced trauma. Clare has experience working with people with addiction issues both within the NHS and for a charitable organisation. In addition she has provided therapy and contributed towards research within a well-respected therapy research clinic. Clare has also worked as a psychology lecturer at a further education college, and currently holds a post of professional development tutor and occasional lecturer on a doctoral course for trainee Counselling Psychologists.  Her current university role involves mentoring and supporting the development of trainee Counselling Psychologists in their professional practice.

Clare’s preferred way of working is to conduct a thorough assessment with each client so that there is a shared understanding of where difficulties may have arisen.  She also believes it is important to identify the main problem areas, devise some goals the client wants to achieve, and collaboratively agree on a treatment plan to support in realising these goals.