Clair Astin

Clair is a qualified CBT therapist specialising in Rapid Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Clair uses an integrative approach to treatment and even when dealing with difficult or sometimes painful issues, the focus is on finding a reassuring way forward. Sessions with Clair focus on patient participation and includes talking and work to continue at home in order to put theory into practice. Clair's aims are to find solutions that are individually tailored to each patient in order to achieve optimum translation into daily life. 

CBT/REBT focuses on the present, what’s happening in the here and now, rather than looking to the past. REBT argues that at the core of emotional disturbance, lies a set of irrational beliefs that people hold about themselves, other people or the world around them. The focus of the therapy is to identify, question and change these irrational thoughts and encourage a more flexible approach to living that will increase personal satisfaction and wellbeing at home and in the workplace.

Clair has experience working with a range of clients from working professionals, university students and NHS Staff at Anxiety UK and Headstrong. Conditions treated can include:

Anxiety. Social, health and general anxiety disorder panic disorder

Stress at work. perfectionism.

CBT (REBT) can address and help you to manage these feelings and also provide you with strategies to reduce your levels of stress and improve your self-esteem by building skills such as Assertiveness and how to deal with criticism and disappointment.

Depression. Low mood negative thinking apathy and loss of motivation

OCD, around contamination symmetry and safety


Training and experience

  • Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT from the College of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
  • Accredited by the National Counselling Society.  (NCS) 
  • 2-day Solution focused therapy course.  Approved by The British Psychological Society CBT for health anxiety


Clair is an accredited member of The National Counselling Society.  NCS18-06971

Enhanced DBS Certificate

Appointments with Clair are available:

  • Thursday: 8am - 2pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Price - £90

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Richmond, Mortlake, Barnes, Putney.