Ailís Clarke, Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Psychologist and Mediator.
Whatever difficulties have brought you to this point, Ailis will create a warm, understanding and calm place for you to share them and begin to leave some of them behind.
Ailis focuses on four areas: anxiety, infidelity, mediation and life transitions.
Anxiety can affect us in many ways. Work performance stress, imposter syndrome, sleeplessness and panic attacks are all common. A combination of occupational psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and coaching help reframe these anxieties into manageable challenges that we feel ready to face.
Infidelity can be a devastating experience for all parties involved. Exploring the relationship as it was, understanding the root causes of the breakdown, and whether trust can be re-established to create a new relationship, is central to this work. Your roadmap to a new life together or apart will involve several approaches: Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology, intergenerational behavioural work (which looks at patterns of behaviour learned as a child), integrative counselling and practical action plans for new behaviours. These are sessions for you to explore your situation in depth, understand your reaction to it and make decisions about it with greater clarity. These are individual sessions rather than couples counselling.
Mediation may be needed when our relationships break down and an amicable solution is important, to avoid court action or publicity. In Mediation, we respect and focus on what worked in the relationship and we figure out what precipitated the breakdown. We use Transactional Analysis and Integrative counselling to help deal with the issues and unite on the shared interests they reveal. The goal is to leave Mediation with a peaceful agreement on how the shared life ahead is lived. One joint session is followed by seven individual ones where we work through all your concerns and interests. It culminates in a shared session to conclude your agreement.
Life’s transitions can be smoother when prepared for and not neglected. Retirement is supposed to be a reward, not a sentence; redundancy can be a release rather than a crisis. Together we look at how you have lived in the past and why; what you need in order to thrive now and in the future and create a life plan focused on happiness and fulfilment. Several diagnostic tools from MBTI (psychological preferences ) to FiroB (emotional needs) will be used as a profile of how your life has been built so far. Humanistic counselling can be overlaid, to analyse your priorities and finally, we develop a roadmap to a fulfilling and happy future.
If you need any of the above, let’s talk.
Ailis is Deputy Chair of The Funding Network (UK) and is also in private practice in Surrey.
Prior to working in well-being, she spent 15 years in corporate life, experiences include a Nasdaq listing, extensive M&A integration work, and P&L holding positions within FTSE 100 organisations.
- LLB (Law) Trinity College Dublin , Katholieke Universeteit Leuven
- MSc Psychology, University of Surrey
- FdSc Counselling, University of Greenwich
- Fellowship at Institute of Coaching, MacLean Hospital Harvard
- Diploma in Mindfulness and CBT, Stonebridge College