My latest book:


Available for purchase from Gill Books and Easons.

‘I can’t face this. No one understands how hard it is for me. People are looking at me. Why am I like this? Why can I not be like everyone else? What’s wrong with me?’.


You are very welcome to my website. Its purpose is to give you a sense of who I am and what I do so that you can decide if you would like to work with me yourself, or if you would like someone you care about to work with me.

At heart, I am a teacher. I think we all are. I work with people to help them understand why they are feeling whatever they feel and to focus on what they can do to improve the quality of their lives. 

You may be worried about yourself or someone else, such as your child, your partner or your employee. If you want, I can help you by teaching you some practical tools I have developed and use daily in my own life. These are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and really do work. I say that because I have seen people of all ages, and with all sorts of challenges, transform in a very short period of time when they begin to understand what it is that is causing them distress and practice ways of doing something proactive about it.

These tools are really important in helping each of us to develop our resilience to cope with the daily hassles of life as well as with the huge stressors that can take us by surprise and shock us. Life can be very challenging, but it is also a place of wonder and hope. My hope is that you will find something helpful on this website and if you have any questions please contact me at info@drclairehayes.ie.

Tabhair an-aire duit féin - take really good care of yourself, Claire.



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Claire is a wonderful practitioner who has a breadth of knowledge and understanding which she generously shares with everyone she works with. Ibec invited Claire to give a keynote talk at a mental health and wellbeing event for employers and subsequently she has addressed smaller Ibec forums – her support has been invaluable. Each time her expertise has been welcomed and her perspective has helped shape appropriate and effective responses.

Dr. Kara McGann Senior Labour Market Policy Executive, Ibec
Dr. Claire Hayes was a key speaker for Aware at eir’s International men’s day event in 2015. Her insights were extremely valuable to participants and her talk contributed greatly to the day’s success.  I would recommend Clare without hesitation to any organisation.

Alice M. Tolan Account Director, Eir Business