"Clare is such a breath of fresh air. She looks at you and your coping mechanisms. Unlike lots of experts out there she's realistic, knows what challenges really look like on the ground and doesn't expect you to be a saint. She really helps you understand your triggers and provides very practical tools that can be applied in everyday life.
Rachel Rimell, london
"Clare has supported me through an incredibly tough year or so. Her guidance around putting my own needs into the picture with self compassion, understanding my own triggers and developing coping mechanisms that allow me to handle the days that are really tough have ultimately helped to smooth my relationship with my son and stop me feeling so lost and out of control. Can't recommend her, her group and 1 to 1 sessions enough.
"Clare helped me to find the tools to understand what was holding me back from pursuing the things I really wanted to after becoming a Mom of two boys. She helped me to realise that what was stopping me weren’t failures and that I just needed to change tack on the way I was thinking about things both in my personal and professional life to move forward. She is an amazingly insightful, kind and patient person with an ear and an eye to spot these details, helping to turn them into positive changes ️"
Emma Walker, SE London
“Since becoming a part of Clare Flaxen’s Facebook group I have had the confidence to speak out more about the realities of my tough moments, getting genuine love and support from a lovely group of women. I have taken part in several of Clare’s services - her workshops, a couple of group video call sessions and most valuably to me - several private sessions. She has an incredible way of reading through all the chaos of my feelings and figuring out the root, giving me sensible goals and has taught me the power of accepting any and all emotions as normal. That it is ok to be fed up or angry or sad but that there is something that can make you feel better when you need it - your own mind!
Working with Clare has given me tools that have stopped me feeling so out of control, given me direction in my career and truthfully - hope that my mind won’t always be quite so noisy!”
Kelly Rigg, Hampshire
"Clare has lifted a weight from my shoulders. She was totally calm and methodical about approaching my problems. Clare is so good at recognising what is important to you. I really felt that I was in safe hands. She helps me stay grounded and calm"
Georgia Black, London
"Thank you Clare, you really have been such a big help to me. I feel like a normal mum/wife/me/human again!"
"Clare is a very experienced, skilled and compassionate therapist. I was suffering from post natal depression after giving birth to my baby girl. Clare created a safe space for me to open up and talk about my challenges and fears as a new mum. She helped me re-frame the negative thoughts I was having to create more realistic expectations of myself as a mother"
"There are only a few people who I trust for support in life, and Clare is most definitely one of those people. The strategies Clare has taught me have really helped me to manage my anxiety when it feels like it might overwhelm me. I always feel like I can ask her anything; she doesn't just hand me the answers, but helps me to work things out for myself"
alexandra clinton, cheshire
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the support you’ve given me in our CBT sessions over the past few months. Your advice has been invaluable and I’ve learnt some amazing tools that I will use in all areas of my life-from dealing with challenging children to stepping out of my comfort zone at work. I feel like I’ve shifted how I approach situations/respond to things and that is down to your wise words and reflection. THANK YOU! "
"Today I was on the train late with quite overtired, whingy/crying kids and I just felt really calm! As I got off a guy said "you were brilliantly calm throughout that whole journey". I felt like I'd just won the Oscars. So I think your advice is getting through!"
georgia black, london
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the workshop. It was so refreshing and useful to talk openly about my challenges in a supportive and positive environment. The content covered was fantastically helpful. Thank you so much for a brilliant day"
"I found the session incredibly insightful and productive, like talking to a friend"
"The course is great. I was astounded at what I learnt. It has helped me navigate stressful situations - it helps me figure out what was going on inside my mind and to work through all of that. I really like that I can access the videos any time. I've listened to a couple when I can't sleep - I've worked through an activity and then gone back to bed and slept soundly! I've told my friends about the course"
Clare's support group on Facebook has been a lifeline for me to get ongoing support and connect with other women.
"The workshop helped me take a mental step back and understand that I can CHOOSE what I do rather than REACT"
Jackie Meek, oxfordshire
"Mindset is everything - even my hubby congratulated me last week for being calm in a tough situation (in my busiest week in Jan!) Thank you x
"I’ve just signed up for the course. I did your 5 day free one and found it so helpful and uplifting. I’m constantly signing up to mailing lists and trying to read how to be ‘better’ and calmer and found what you said in those short videos so much more helpful and accessible. I've been telling all my friends about you"
jessica stewart, kent
"It's my secret weapon. I love this Facebook group!"
"I'm SO glad I did it!" - workshop attendee
Rachel Rimell, london
"A great, supportive and nurturing day - an opportunity to reflect, understand and work on everyday issues that life doesn't give you time to do. Thank you! A very good combination of skills, especially both your listening, empathetic and interpersonal skills "
feedback from a parenting skills & resilience building one day workshop with clare flaxen and educational psychologist carolyn graham
"I have found this site invaluable over the last few months. It’s provided me with support & guidance that I wouldn’t otherwise have got.
I’m so grateful to have Clare online to help me through the difficult times. She is just amazing!"