Claire began her career in teaching. Following this experience, Claire retrained as a school counsellor/registered psychologist and worked in several communities across regional and remote NSW. In 2005, Claire transitioned to private practice, working in Dubbo as a psychologist . She assisted adults with a range of presentations, including mood and personality disorders, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia and family and relationship discord.
During her time in private practice, Claire developed a concern for child and adolescent trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress and adjustment disorders. Her work in private practice also included an interest in assessment and therapeutic work with children and adolescents; particularly neurodevelopmental disorders intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) and learning disorders. She is a member of Autism Spectrum Australia and the Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID). Claire has completed assessments for Department of Communities and Justice, and the courts.
Therapeutically, Claire concentrates on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when working with clients. However, she also utilises other treatment modalities depending on client presentation and needs. These incorporate Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT).