Claire Borg is a Psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety and other mental health complications because of issues related to self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, and burnout, among other issues. Claire graduated with an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Malta. She then continued to further her studies by obtaining a Post-graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and eventually proceeded to attain a Master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy. During this time, Claire also published a research paper about stress, health and coping together with the head of the Psychology department at the University of Malta. This monograph was the second one in the Resilience and Health series published by the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health. Claire’s background includes working in palliative care, mental health and domestic violence settings. She also used to teach Psychology to Sixth Form students in preparation for their Matsec examinations.
Claire believes that therapy can provide people with a safe space where they can grow and develop through an increase in self –awareness. She also believes that when people are acknowledged and recognised for whom they are, together with the necessary support, they are then able to identify their inner strengths and use them to find ways of working through their difficulties.