About Claire

I’m a parent mentor and coach and I’m here to help parents and carers just like you. 

I have 20 years experience in supporting parents and children. As a home educating mum of two, I understand first-hand the juggle of trying to be the best parent you can be alongside working, managing a home, maintaining relationships with friends and family and trying not to lose yourself on the way. 

I also understand that there are times when it’s just not working. This may be a general feeling of it not being right. Feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, failing on all fronts. Or it may be more specific. 

Are you struggling with:

Your child’s behaviour
The challenges of lone parenting
Family dynamics
Neurodiversity
High sensitivity
Friendships
Mental health
Bereavement
Separation and Divorce
Adoption and fostering

About Claire

I’m a parent mentor and coach and I’m here to help parents and carers just like you. 

I have 20 years experience in supporting parents and children. As a home educating mum of two, I understand first-hand the juggle of trying to be the best parent you can be alongside working, managing a home, maintaining relationships with friends and family and trying not to lose yourself on the way. 

I also understand that there are times when it’s just not working. This may be a general feeling of it not being right; feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, failing on all fronts. Or it may be more specific. 

Are you struggling with:

Your child’s behaviour
The challenges of lone parenting
Family dynamics
Neurodiversity
High sensitivity
Friendships
Mental health
Bereavement
Separation and Divorce
Adoption and fostering

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I have worked with hundreds of families just like yours in many different settings; Education, children’s mental health services, disability charities, adoption and fostering services and early years settings.

From my initial degree in psychology and neuroscience through to my social work and early years teaching qualifications, I have a great deal of expertise in children, their development, parenting, mental health and wellbeing. 

Having said that, I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I would never presume to know what someone else is experiencing. What I am able to do is bring my wealth of knowledge and expertise to you. I’ve read the books so you don’t have to. 

You are the expert in your children, you know what they need.
But sometimes it is just impossible to be the parent you want to be.

Lets Get Personal

I’m incredibly curious and am always learning. I’m committed to my own growth and understanding what it means to be a whole person, living in alignment with my energy, passions and values. I thrive when connecting with other interesting humans and I have a very busy brain which takes me to deep and interesting places. However, I’ve learnt that I need quiet and stillness in order to catch hold of my thoughts.  Living in Devon is the most wonderful place for exploring beautiful places and I’m very lucky that this is where I get to call home and where I can raise my family. 

Taking the decision to home educate our children and prioritise exploration and travel as a family has been an incredible experience for us. It has led us to question so much about our life, about parenting, about what’s important. We are thriving in a way that we never did when we were on the working 9-5, doing the school run treadmill. We have been able to craft a life for ourselves which feels right for us as individuals, parents and for our children. 

We now live in a way that allows us to; slow down, be present, be curious, listen deeply, trust ourselves, explore, expand, challenge, be intentional, honour our uniqueness, communicate honestly, take risks, be together, have meaningful relationships.

I envision a world for children and families where; everyone is able to be themselves, free from expectations and judgements, everyone knows what they need for their own wellbeing, babies and children are recognised as unique beings and everyone knows and trusts themselves. 

 

It can be very hard to let someone in to your world because of the fear of being judged.

Sometimes, even finding the words to describe what’s happening feels impossible. How are you supposed to be able to articulate what needs to change? 

This is really common. Many parents are struggling even more because of isolation, feelings of shame, feeling like they should be able to cope. 

This is the reason that trust is at the heart of what I do. Working together to build a relationships where you feel able to share is an integral part of this work. Without it, I can’t help.  This is why I don’t follow a set program, or steps, every session is for and about you and your needs.