Claire Arnold-Baker

NSPC Roles
Research Supervisor: Primary Doctoral Supervisors,
Academic Manager,
Course Leader,
Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,
Clinical Supervisor,


Claire Arnold-Baker, BSc, MA, DCPsych, AfBPsS, UKCP Reg, CPsychol, HCPC Reg

Claire is Academic Director at NSPC and also Course Leader for the DCPsych Programme.  She is a lecturer and clinical supervisor on the doctoral programmes and provides research supervision to both doctoral and masters students.

Recent publications include:


  • (2020)   The Existential Crisis of Motherhood, edited book, Palgrave    
  • (2018)   Existential Therapy: Distinctive Features’ co-authored with Emmy van Deurzen, Routledge
  • (2005)   Existential Perspectives on Human Issues, co-edited with Emmy van Deurzen, Palgrave


  • (2022) 'Working in perinatal mental health as a counselling psychologist', in Best, D., Nicholas, H. & Bradley, M. (eds) Roles and Contexts in Counselling Psychology: Professionals in Practice, Routledge.
  • (2022) 'Birth, Death and Isolation: Motherhood during a pandemic', in Hanaway, M., Existentialism in Pandemic Times: Implications for Psychotherapists, Coaches and Organisations, Routledge.

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