Creative Consultancy

“Utterly astounded replenished, inspired & dazed by an amazing workshop. We joined in circle to howl and roar, remembering and grieving the bones of ourselves that have been scattered for too long.

Held so well by captivatingly down to earth Liverpudlian..no polish – just the grit and guts of who we are.” Sara

“Clare won the tender to deliver arts in health for creative communities – her work was highly innovative.

She delivered above and beyond what we could have hoped for and

her work shaped how arts in health was delivered on Merseyside and informed work going on today.

She is a magic legacy maker”

Julie Hanna;  Manager for Wellbeing 2008 Capital of Culture)

 

Arts In Health

I have worked in arts in health for the past 23 years and bring a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience. I am an experienced mental health worker and qualified counsellor and group worker. I am a full time artist and bring my own in depth processes to any project combined with a sassy know how about how to consult, develop and initiate groundbreaking Projects. I have been commissioned by many Clinical Commissioning Groups and Public health Departments as well as government and voluntary sector organisations

One To One Counselling / Coaching

I am an experienced Counsellor and  bringing a warm creative approach to my one to one work. I can help you look at what is causing you distress in your life or areas that feel blocked and stuck. Walking beside you we can use poetry, creativity, art and expressive work to help heal the places that are too difficult to navigate alone.

Speaking at Conferences, Events

I have been speaking at Conferences and Events for 20 years from large government events like Welfare to Work, Ted Talks and many hundreds of event. I bring my own stories, poetry, art and irreverence to any event.

” Clare is a diamond in the machine. You are everything you say you are and a whole lot more”  Ian Lovelock

“Clare spoke at our Annual Conference and won the day. The whole audience and staff teams were enchanted and inspired and the standing ovation at the end was proof of the impact of what you said and the way you said it. Fresh, new and very inspiring.”           Annette Hennessy Chief Executive of Merseyside Probation.

“your deep belly laugh carries the lost hopes and dreams of all women within it” Janet Wilkinson

 

Creative Facilitation

I have been facilitating Events for the past 24 years in prisons, schools, government, private and public sector organisations, youth services, businesses and pretty much anywhere you can imagine ! My approach is deeply creative and engaging and I have extensive references and feedback.

‘Clare works with women in probation who have many vulnerabilities /at risk…using the medium of art to inspire -helping the women confront issues and builds a real fellowship – the work shows a really strong impact increasing confidence, self esteem & skill building” 
John Quick / Director of Rehabilitation/ Reducing Reoffending Merseyside Probation

  • Sample of Partners :

  • Merseyside Probation; Calderstones Secure unit, kdvss, Sure Start ; Homestart; Manchester City Council; Liverpool City Council; Clackmannashire Council, Greenwich Council; Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley Youth Service & Youth Offending Team; Turn it Around; Hope University; Kirkby Women’s Health Project ; Brook Advisory Service ;Tate Gallery, Liverpool ;Liverpool Lifelong Learning ;Department for Education and Skills (DfES) ;Liverpool Primary Care Trust ; Armistead Project ; Sex Workers National Meeting; PSS, The Umbrella Centre ;PSS The
    Avenue; Imagine Mental Health Project ;Higher Side School Knowsley ;Liverpool,Knowsley School Mentors ;Liverpool Excellence in Cities;Women’s Health Liverpool (WHISC) ;Women’s Health Initiative, South Tyneside (WHIST) ;Connexions Bradford ;Connexions Liverpool ;Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Knowsley ;Post Natal Depression Support Groups ;Kirkby Unemployed Centre ;Train 2000 Ltd – Centre For Women’s Enterprise Christopher Swann Training Women’s Business Network Women’s Employment, Enterprise and Training Unit (WEETU) ;Burnley Women’s Enterprise ;WIBDA ;Business in Prisons ;Young Gay Sefton ;Lips – Young Lesbians Glasgow ;Manchester Women’s Space – Pride ;Liverpool Community College ;Creative Partnerships Norwich ;Chester/Crewe/Lincoln Women’s Aid ;The Haven, Wolverhampton ;Speke Garston Domestic Violence Project ;Chrysalis Domestic Violence Project ;Arts in Regeneration ;Liverpool Culture Company ;Heal 8 ;Include ;Seeda; South East Economic Development Agency;Make your Mark;Latitude;Working Links; DWP; Job Centre Plus; FACT Centre; Fag Ends. Knowsley Heart Prevention Team, Knowsley Cervical Cancer Screening Team; Knowsley Disability Forum; The Big Issue in the North West; Great Places Young Women’s Hostel, TIA CIC.

Participants Feedback:

“the single most beneficial experience I had in helping me deal with and express my anxiety and fear post diagnosis- thank you for telling the truth about breast cancer”

“We were many voices with many stories but together we gave a voice to the psychology of breast cancer, which in the whirl of surgery and therapeutic regimes sometimes seems overlooked”

“I felt as though I was a person again instead of another breast cancer statistic.”

“Helped my creative confidence. Laughter and tears helped healing for the cruelty of breast cancer”

Working with Women Living with Breast Cancer

“Highly innovative- The Project was incredible and had a tremendous impact on the lives of everyone involved leaving a real legacy of empowerment – worked amazingly with client group with highly complex needs. It gave us coverage in Press on a national level and we continue to feel the positive impact over a year later in terms of profile”

Paula Braynion; Director of Operations at Calderstones Partnership NHS Secure Prison

“We recognise how key early intervention is, and projects like Big Love My Brother are fundamental to supporting young men to talk about their wellbeing and mental health . There is often a stigma attached to talking about such subjects and the only way we can address this is through positive action. Therefore I am proud to say I am standing with other key leaders in our community to say Big Love My Brother .”    Matt Ashton, Director of Public Health Knowsley

“This is an inspiring project to be involved with – one which will allow me to better understand myself as a leader and to further help extend inter-generational harmony by working alongside young people whilst listening to their stories, and learning from them.”   Jim Lister, Assistant Chief Executive/Head of Business Development at Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company

“I am proud to be a partner in such an inspiring project that aims to empower and enable young men in Knowsley to understand their needs and talents and realise their potential. We live in a society where so many young men face unique challenges and who often don’t have the confidence or self belief to make the right choices. This project shines a light on their aspirations and encourages community leaders to support their achievement.”   Dr Tony Lloyd, Chief executive of ADHD Foundation

“Its no exaggeration to say the project was life changing”  David , Liverpool CCG

“One time at night with the women leaders it felt like we could start the revolution; the evolution.”

“One time at night with the women leaders it felt like we could start the revolution; the evolution.”

Participants Feedback :

“Such a healing magical place, I felt so low beforehand, but looked forward to this, gives you hope. Before I felt alone, broken, vulnerable now I feel relaxed, liberated and playful”

“I am mostly house-bound and in extreme pain all the time. This was uplifting and has given me hope and wonder.”
“While I was painting I forgot about my daily problems, I saw hope and a way out. It gave me a way of reconstructing my experiences and different ways to cope.”

“I feel less isolated from other women – and other LGBT women. Reconnecting to creativity and feeling heard, seen and accepted.”

Broken women gather
Silent in their agonies
Weighed down by misery and torments
sharing wants and needs
Things only ever dreamed
Succour for hearts and souls
Sisters supporting each other
Painting out the pain of life’s failures
Morphing them to triumphs
A Goddess reveals herself
Layer by layer she grows
Ever changing ….becoming……

Julia Price 2015.

mary-corrigan

"Clare, you are catnip... for the universe!"

Mary Corrigan, Creative

www.trackingthewisdom.com

paul-burston

"Clare stormed it at Polari in Liverpool - one of the highlights of the tour"

Paul Burston, Polari

www.polariliterarysalon.co.uk

Clare founded many brilliant Social Enterprises and Groundbreaking Projects

Big Love Sista

Big Love Little Sista

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