Clare’s CV



Education & Certifications

  • LL.B. Bachelors in Law (Nottingham Trent University) 1982
  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (Phillips Graduate Institute) 1991
  • Certificate in Chemical Dependency (Phillips Graduate Institute) 1991
  • Licensed in California as Marriage and Family Therapist, 1995
  • SPC (Hecht & Associates), 1998
  • Reiki 1st degree, 1999
  • Certified as Master Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute) 2001
  • Somatics and Trauma (generative somatics) 2000-04
  • Diploma in non-medical Nutritional Advice, 2007
  • PTLLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 2008
  • CTLLS Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 2008
  • Leadership Embodiment (Wendy Palmer), Level One, 2010
  • EFT, Level One, 2012
  • Focusing, Levels 1-5, 2009-2012
  • Certificate of Proficiency (Counselling and Psychotherapy) BACP, 2013
  • NLP Practitioner, 2013; Master Practitioner, 2014
  • Focusing Practitioner, 2018
  • Focusing Oriented Therapist, 2023

Professional Membership

  • Associate of Strozzi Institute
  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching division


Love & Imperfection: A Therapist’s Story – Buy your copy here

An intimate memoir about the brave journey of a seasoned practitioner and her Vietnam Vet client Bill. She dares to use the word agape to describe their mutually healing relationship, where they delved deep into emotion, empathy and compassion. Both struggled with trauma, shame and addiction. Both changed. Relying on profound honesty, transparency and vulnerability, together they unwittingly experienced the healing power of love/agape. This revealing, poignant story will inspire those in the healing profession, as well as anyone interested in personal transformation.

The Shape of Shame

The Embodiment Journal – Volume 1: Somatics and Embodiment for Health, Leadership and Life – February 2015
“If, like me, you’ve grown up with shame as familiar as the nose on your face, perhaps you too are interested in a working definition of shame, how it feels, its etiology, how it shapes us, ways to modulate its grip and what happens if we do. This article aims a brief exploration of the landscape and invites your own musings.”
Available for download to Kindle for just ninety-nine pence Amazon


Integration across Continents

AICTP e-journal – February 2015
From Marriage and Family Therapist and Master Somatic Coach practicing in California, to integrative therapeutic-coach in the UK, this is Clare’s professional journey. You can read the article here.


Through the Body – a somatic approach to coaching

Coaching Today – July 2012
We can’t think our way to a new way of being, we have to physically experience and embody our way there. Somatic coaching offers the possibility to move from muscle memory to embodiment – beyond adjustment to transformation.
Read here

Clare Myatt, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Being Human at Work“The Power of Somatics in Sobriety”

chapter in Being Human at Work by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D. (August 1, 2003)
Edited by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D. “Being Human at Work” is an anthology of his students’ contributions on bringing somatic intelligence into our everyday lives. The chapter is penned under my maiden name J. Clare Bowen-Davies. View at Amazon



This article appeared in the April 2020 issue of Coaching Today which is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy © BACP.





Workshops and Training offered:

  • “Sh** happens: A broader understanding of trauma in the workplace,” [with Beverley McMaster] ICF conference, London May 2019
  • Bold Presence 14 CEU’s (London) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Deepening Somatic Presence 7 CEU’s (multiple UK and European locations) 2011-2018
  • Somatics and Spirituality in Long Term Recovery 10 CEU’s (Richmond, VA) 2017
  • Embodied Leadership 1 and 2 – Bodywork and coaching assistance, UK courses (Strozzi Institute) 2009-2015
  • Zaca Lake Retreat – Facilitation and counselling (AIDS Support Network, San Luis Obispo) 2003-2007
  • Reclaiming the Body: helping the addict and alcoholic embody recovery through the living body, 7 CEU’s (Strozzi Institute) October 2005
  • Recovering the Body: the journey home from addiction (United Stated Association of Body Psychotherapists) June 2005
  • California mandatory 7 CEU courses for MFT’s in Chemical Dependency and Living with H.I.V. (The Learning Tree) 1998-2000
  • 7 CEU courses for MFT’s in Grief & Loss, Play Therapy, Role of the Body in Transformation, Domestic Violence, Spirituality, Personality Disorders, Working with Couples (The Learning Tree) 1999-2000
  • California mandatory 7 CEU courses for Attorneys on Addiction in the Professions (The Learning Tree) 1999-2000


Recent Presentations

Sh** Happens: A Broader Understanding of Trauma in the Workplace ICF  (London) May 2019

The Role of the Body in Coaching BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Practitioners Conference (London) April 2016

The Role of the Body in Coaching – Association for Coaching (London) January 2015

How to be exceptionally Present OBCAMS – Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society – November 2014

The Role of the Body in Coaching BACPC – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Coaching division (Birmingham) July 2014

The Role of the Body in Coaching BACPC – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Coaching division (London) July 2012

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