Claire Arnold-Baker

BSc, MA, DCPsych, AFBPsS, UKCP Reg, CPsychol, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

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


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

Claire is the Principal at NSPC and also the 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:


  • (2023)  Existential Therapy: Responses to frequently asked questions (co-authored Simon Wharne, Nancy Hakim Dowek, Neil Gibson, Jo Molle and with Emmy van Deurzen), Routledge
  • (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.
  • (2022) 'Birth Strike: Holding the Tension between Existence and Non-Existence', in Vakoch, D. A. & Mickey, S. (eds), Eco-Anxiety and Planetary Hope: Experiencing the Twin Disasters of COVID-19 and Climate Change, Springer.



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