Claire Breen

Welcome to new ways of exploring life.

Have you noticed that you’re constantly feeling pressured by life .... worrying …. stuck in patterns of negative thought, destructive voices undermining you?


Noticing can be the first step to changing. You are courageous to want to expand yourself into a lighter, more harmonious, loving and wiser being.


I am practicing Mindfulness and Compassion-based psychotherapy with individuals who suffer from stress, anxiety, overwhelm, self-criticism, perfection, low self-worth, body-shame, fear of failure, who are challenged by life decisions and empathy fatigue. Perhaps we could work together and find a kinder, more relaxed, compassionate way of living.


Both Mindful Self-Compassion(MSC) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT) offer powerful tools for changing these life experiences.


With a Mindfulness approach to ourselves we take the first step in emotional healing by beginning to notice how we are feeling. With Self-Compassion skills we learn to make friends with ourselves and become more open and kinder towards ourselves and others. The research on MSC has shown that our life satisfaction and will increase as will our happiness, self-confidence, optimism, creativity and gratitude.


Both Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are evidence-based trainings. The teachings, practices and meditations are based on many years of research and experience.  Research shows that MBCT is “extremely effective for depression, persistent anxiety, irritability, over thinking, ruminating, avoiding, suppressing and other destructive emotions” –Mark Williams.


After decades of experience in using psychodynamic psychotherapy, having my own personal meditation practice and teaching meditation to clients, I am very enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of these powerful skills and teaching people how to find their inner wiser, compassionate voice to guide their lives.

Mindful Self-Compassion

email Claire Breen

call on   082 066 2212 or 021 794 5477