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Why do I do what I do?
In my working life I have had full time jobs, part time jobs and a combination of jobs and my own business.
All of these work experiences have taught me something, and got me where I am today.
I would not be the person I am, and offer the support I do today if I had not spent time in paid work, unpaid work and built up my business to what it is now.
I not going to give you my CV (I seriously can’t remember when I last wrote one) I just want to explain that all the qualifications in the world do not make me the therapist I am today, it is the time, dedication and commitment I have put into REALLY understanding people which has made the difference.
And how have I done that?
By understanding who I am, the person that has lived with anxiety for a portion of her childhood and most of her adult life.
Who worried about what people thought and didn’t think she was good enough to have loyal, supportive friends, a loving relationship and be an awesome mum to her children.
Lack of self belief held me back from really enjoying the things in life that I worked so hard for. So I ploughed my time and energy into another course, another set of letters after my name which, in all honesty meant absolutely diddly squat.
I have been told on courses that I have attended that these letters make the difference, make me ‘better’ and more ‘qualified’ than my competitors, but that is absolute rubbish.
You don’t buy my qualifications when you work with me, you are buying into my life and work experience of understanding people, knowing how to ‘unstick’ them and help them move forward.
You buy into my ability and my passion to help people live their lives the way they want them, not the way they think and believe they should be lived by others or through the fakery which filters through social media.
I know what it is like to feel different, to be on the outside, to think that no-one else feels the way you do, because I have been that person too.
I have struggled with social anxiety and now choose to spend time only with the people I feel comfortable being around and who reciprocate my love, care and attention.
I give myself permission to be on my own and enjoy my own company and no longer think I must be weird for not wanting to be surrounded by people.
And I ignore others attempts to judge me on my parenting, my doing and my not doing with my boys, because I know that these ‘opinions’ however well meaning are a reflection on that persons life and situation not the way I choose to live mine.
I shine a light for people who feel that their life is totally limited by their fears and worries, actions and criticisms of others.
I help them see the good in them, their potential and to recognise their amazingness, just like I have managed to recognise mine.
I know what it is like to be worn down by life, and feel that everything is just going to stay that way, forever. To search for solutions which only seem temporary.
I can hear the most complex of stories, the most traumatic of circumstances with empathy and understanding, and give you my time and attention so you don’t feel stuck in it any more.
I know what it takes to help you become awesome again.
Love Clare x
Ps – if this touches a cord with you in any way then please feel free to message me here, I would love to hear from you x