Claire Shanks

Claire Shanks

Schoen Clinic Newbridge

Art Psychotherapist - Mental Health

Art Psychotherapist 

BSC (Hons) MA, HCPC, BAAT         

* Please note, outpatient appointments are not available with this Specialist. They care for inpatients at Schoen Clinic Newbridge.

Claire is a HCPC registered art psychotherapist with a masters degree from Derby University. Claire has experience working with young people suffering from eating disorders, trauma and other mental health problems. She also has experience working in secure and custodial settings, as well as a community specialist therapies team, with particular expertise in working with people with personality disorder, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions.

As an art psychotherapist, Claire works using an approach underpinned by psychodynamic theory to help people access their internal world through art making. Often difficult feelings and experiences cannot be put into words and Claire helps support people to access and express these through the safety of the artwork and the therapeutic relationship.

Areas of expertise:

  • Trauma
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Personality Disorder
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders