From the women I wonder with...
Clare is a very open person, who brings herself fully, which means the relationship between us deepened very quickly.
I feel she is a warm, empathic and reflective practitioner who takes every opportunity to learn and develop. Clare is amazingly resilient in every way.
There was such a peaceful, quiet confidence about the way you showed up. Ready just to begin and delve in. A sense of you already having figured out, 'read' or intuited what I was ready for. A capacity to be ready for what showed up. To dig deep. Without caveat or conditions or too careful a concern about what I might make of you or whether my expectations were being met. There was flow. A feeling of being seen and being heard. And understood.
Clare struck me as both practical and mystical. In the world but not of the world. With her attentiveness and keen listening I was able to benefit enormously from our time together and experienced for the first time in my adult life what true unconditionality felt like with her warm and steady acceptance of me.
I was both incredibly moved and finally at peace through my work with Clare and felt incredibly safe with her as my therapist. I found it profoundly healing to have her share her own perceived weaknesses, allowing me to bring awareness of and an ability to hold my own limiting beliefs and release the guilt and shame which finally freed me up to see my shadow as an asset rather than a threat.