Claire Gaskin | Hypnotherapy | BWRT

Southend on Sea | Essex

Helping You Achieve Success and Happiness

Fast, effective help for most mind-related matters, including fears, phobias and all kinds of anxiety, in Southend, Essex.

Professional therapist Claire Gaskin has been helping people to achieve success and happiness at home, at work, and in everyday life, for twenty-five years.

She is a practitioner of a new and powerful model of psychotherapy, BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®), qualified to the highest level (the psychophysiology of mind and body), and is a founder member of the British BrainWorking Research Society.

Claire trained in advanced hypnosis and psychotherapy at the Essex Institute for Clinical Hypnosis and is a member of the Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, and the College of Medicine.

With a degree in Applied Social Science, Claire has a particular interest in identity. An early explorer of cyberspace in the 90’s, she was awarded first class honours for her research into how people interact and represent themselves online. Claire now works regularly with people whose problems relate to their core identity, such as clinical depression, poor confidence and low self-esteem.


A Year of Advice Columns

Claire has just completed a year in the role as resident ‘Agony Aunt’ for the Echo newspaper in Essex. She celebrates with a compilation of readers’ problems from the last twelve months in her new book: A Problem Shared.

Arranged over six chapters (Anxiety; Children; Family; Friends; Health; and Relationships), there are 39 problems covering a wide-range of topics, including how to overcome a phobia, ways of dealing with health anxiety and depression, and whether to trust a cheating partner.

Claire’s book offers expert advice to people going through the same problems, as well as providing professional suggestions for helping friends and family with similar issues.

Hypnotherapy and BWRT Case Summaries

The case summaries section shows just some of the cases Claire has helped with, at her practices in Harley Street and Southend, Essex.

List of Phobias

List of Phobias A Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning Acousticophobia – fear of noise – a branch of phonophobia Acrophobia – fear of heights Agoraphobia – fear of open places Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse Agrizoophobia – fear of wild animals, a...

Free Consultation

An initial telephone consultation is usually around 30 minutes duration and carries no fee or obligation.

Claire Louise Gaskin

B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Social Science; Dip.HE (Youth Work); Professional Certificate of Effective Practice (Youth Justice);

Dip.NLP; Dip.Clinical Hypnosis with Psychotherapy (Adv.); Dip.Hypnoanalysis (Adv.); Level 3 BWRT® Practitioner (Adv.)

Claire has an enhanced DBS certificate and is fully insured

This is what some recent clients have to say:

“Claire, just had to tell you now I’m home, today was by far the biggest thing I’ve ever accomplished in my life. I keep smiling to myself. I actually couldn’t be any prouder of ME! Three years ago being able to drive was beyond my wildest dreams so to get to today’s moment is amazing. Meeting you was lovely too.”



“For as long as I can remember I have suffered from anger issues. My over the top reactions to situations that others take in their stride have caused issues with friends and family and ended more than one relationship. Having tried various solutions over the years such as anti-anxiety and depression medication as well as cognitive therapy it was with some scepticism that I undertook a BWRT session with Claire.

I can honestly say that I have been stunned by the results. I am a lot calmer in scenarios that would previously have seen the red mist descend and am better able to cope without resorting to rage. I have no idea how it works but it does!”



“When I was told about Advanced Level BWRT I was excited and nervous to try it out, I approached Claire to help me with my self belief and self confidence. When she told me she could help I got excited and booked up immediately, I didn’t know what to expect from the sessions and found them a mixture of excitement and nervousness. As the sessions progressed I could feel and see changes happening, I had other people commenting that I was acting differently and most of all I was doing things I wouldn’t have done before. Now that it has come to an end I can say that I feel that I am a completely different person in a very good way. I would highly recommend this therapy to anyone that is thinking of seeking help.”


Grays Thurrock

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Claire Gaskin for the help I received whist attending therapy. I had previously attended therapy at a few places, but was always left with a feeling of unfinished business. I am glad to say that this wasn’t the case with Claire. The BWRT structure and Claire’s professionalism put me at ease and will be remembered by myself for many years. If I’m honest, I was not in a good place prior to this therapy, the future wasn’t something I looked forward to or indeed expected. But with Claire’s understanding and guidance I feel that I do have a future and I can make a difference.BWRT has changed my life.”



“Having been in the same job for 13 years I was becoming very bored of the same routine day in day out, it was then without realising I started to go to the vending machine at work buying pasties and sausage rolls to eat at my desk to try and eleviate [sic] the boredom. This soon became a very bad habit spending £2 – £4 per day on junk food when I was on shift, perhaps not a massive amount of money but when you have a young family with 3 children you would grab someone’s hand if they offered you an extra £50 or so each month !

It was through a friend that BWRT therapy was introduced to me. I was a little sceptical at first but what an AMAZING therapy BWRT is !!! During the therapy I had to replace my thoughts and feelings of binge eating on the sausage rolls and pasties with my preferred and positive outcome. I chose that each time I felt the urge to go to the vending machine I would choose to have a glass of water instead and it has worked ! It has been approximately 5 months since my visit to see Claire and I can honestly say I have NOT bought or had the urge to eat a sausage roll or pasty from a vending machine OR shop since my visit.

Thank you Claire!!!”



“When I initially attended sessions with Claire l was struggling with my self-esteem and willpower to succeed in certain areas of my life. Claire was very friendly, understanding and professional in her approach to help me, and made me feel at ease straight away. During my therapy other issues came up and together we successfully resolved them.

Now my sessions are complete and I have a more positive and confident outlook on life and, with the techniques I have learnt, I feel happy that I have the knowledge to tackle any difficulty that comes my way.

I would happily recommend Claire to my friends and family and revisit her myself if I felt the need. I have nothing but praise for Claire and her abilities.”



“Claire very skilfully helped me to identify and express my issues with public performance and also to recognise some self-defeating habits and attitudes which were unconsciously holding me back. A single 90 minute session has given me a very different perspective and enabled me to enjoy performing again, I feel positive and re-energised. I am extremely grateful.”



Contact Claire at Benefit Therapy

Book your free, initial consultation, today:

Claire Louise Gaskin is a qualified Youth Worker, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, a founder member of the British BrainWorking Research Society (BBRS), a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP), and a member of the College of Medicine.