MAC Counsellor

Claire Tai

Associate Counsellor

Who am I?
Friends and family would describe me as a cheerful and compassionate person who is driven to help others navigate life’s challenges. With a strong educational background in Psychology and extensive experience in providing therapeutic support for people from different culture, I am committed to empowering individuals to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, and enhance mental well-being.

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Her Approach

My goal as a counsellor is to provide an empowering and compassionate space where clients will receive unconditional regard and acceptance. I hope my work with clients may help them to rediscover their inherent strength and resilience, and to create meaningful changes.

Claire’s training background is focused on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT is a widely recognised and evidence-based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviour. CBT aims to help people understand how our thoughts and beliefs is connected with our emotions, behaviour, and feelings of body. And how we can make positive changes by challenging and modifying our unhelpful patterns of thinking. In addition to working with thoughts, CBT often involves developing strategies to modify maladaptive behaviours and replace them with healthier ones.

CBT has been shown strong effectiveness in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many others. It equips individuals with practical tools to manage distressing thoughts and emotions, make positive behavioural changes, and improve their overall well-being.

Experience and Training

Having previously gained a bachelor degree in Special Education and working experience with clients with additional support (ADHD, autism, dyspraxia), Claire completed her Master’s Degree in Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania, United States, and she is now doing a PhD in Clinical Brain Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her doctoral research is about how parents’ thinking may influence adolescents’ mental wellbeing.

Claire has obtained the COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills and she is now completing her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre. Claire is also a Member of COSCA. Claire undertakes regular supervision to maintain professional practice.

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