Claire Stokes-Laborde MsC (Psych)
Psychologist, Coach and Counsellor


Online therapy with Skype

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling Services in English

Originally from the United Kingdom, bilingual in French and English, I have over 35 years of expatriate experience in France, Germany and the Middle East. As a result, I have a sound understanding of the challenges related to living and working abroad. I combine this with my professional qualifications in Psychology and Systemic and Integrative therapy, to offer reliable advice, guidance and support, to you, the English speaking international community. We can meet in Bordeaux, Langon and Bergerac, or if you prefer, by Skype.

I also support foreign students, professional sportsmen/women and their families, corporate and military personnel.

style is interactive and collaborative, integrating skills from a range of approaches ( see qualifications below). Clients have described me as “warm, and very friendly, yet challenging, immensely supportive, motivating and straight talking”.


Individual Counselling

As a Systemic and Integrative Therapist, my techniques are tailored to your individual needs and personal circumstances.

The aim is to support you in bringing about personal change and autonomy to maximise your mental, physical an emotional well-being and greater life satisfaction. By working together, we will focus on the elements that are limiting your psychological freedom and identify specific triggers that may be causing disruptive patterns of behaviour.

Systemic’ or Couples and Family Counselling

My Couples and Family therapy supports the notion that family relationships form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family.

Common problems that I have experience in, include stressful and traumatic life events such as: divorce and separation, illness or death of a loved one, and transitional stages of family development that can cause pain and upset. Work and school-related problems, and parent-child conflict can also be explored through family therapy.

Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, I can help couples and families to:

  • better understand how their family functions

  • identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system

  • set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems

  • develop their communication skills

  • make the entire family unit stronger

Life and Career Coaching

Qualifications and Training

My professional qualifications include diplomas in :

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Coaching and NLP

  • I hold a in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Psychology. I have translated research papers for various schools of Psychology, and Psychometric personality tests. I have participated in Assessment Centers and Talent Management Programs with International Blue Chip companies