Dr Claire Higgins

Clinical Psychologist

CPsychol, DClinPsy, MSc, BSc

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What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy


Please note, Dr Claire Higgins is currently on maternity leave

Claire is a warm, approachable and friendly clinical psychologist. She uses a multi model approach including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative and Systemic therapies, to help people to understand their current difficulties. Claire works collaboratively with clients to set achievable goals and agree the best approach to use to reach these goals.


Claire is a highly skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has over 10 years experience of working in the NHS, in mental health and physical health settings. Claire worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Hertfordshire before moving to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital Feeding and Eating Disorders Team. She has also worked in the private sector at Rhodes Farm, a specialist Eating Disorder Unit for young people. Claire has worked with people presenting with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and work difficulties. She has also worked with people coping with chronic and acute health conditions. Claire has a wealth of experience assessing and treating people across the life span. She works with individuals, couples, parents and children. Claire has completed additional postgraduate training in Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Children & Young People and Narrative Therapy.

Claire currently works as a Clinical Tutor on a Clinical Psychology Training course. She teaches clinical skills including: developing therapeutic relationships, assessment and formulation, endings in therapy. She also teaches on behaviour that challenges in childhood and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) skills for working with young people. Claire is experienced in supervising and runs workshops to develop skills for new supervisors.



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