Dr. Claire Hayes’s interest in helping people of all ages understand and manage anxiety dates back to research she carried out in 1988 on how people cope. Her two Masters degrees and her PhD expanded on this work, exploring further the areas of stress, coping, prevention and resilience.
Claire continues to build on her combined thirty-eight years of training and experience as a clinical psychologist, lecturer, author and teacher to help individuals, groups and organisations to understand the particular nature of their stressors and to apply evidence-based psychological principles to help them cope with these. She has developed a clear and logical approach to helping people understand the basic principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which has become known as ‘The Coping Triangle’ (©Hayes). Her psychoeducational two and a half hour video programme ‘Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Anxiety’ is continuing to receive excellent feedback from parents, schools and a wide range of professionals.
Claire has a successful consultancy practice in helping people of all ages understand and manage a range of challenges including anxiety, bullying, chronic illness and/or depression. She was Clinical Director of Aware, Ireland’s national organisation to support people with depression and bipolar disorder from May 2011 to January 2017 and from September 2020 to March 2022. She is a registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and engages fully in continuous professional development.
Claire has written widely on how to help people cope with stress and has become a regular contributor to Irish national media including current affairs television and radio programmes and national press. Beehive is due to publish her fourth book, ‘Choose Well’ in Spring 2023.
Among her other publications are:
- Hayes, C. (In press). Choose Well. Dublin: Beehive.
- Hayes, C. (2020). How to cope. The welcoming approach to life’schallenges. Audio Book: Australia: Bolinda.
- Hayes, C. (2020). Finding hope in the age of anxiety. Audio Book: Australia: Bolinda.
- Hayes, C. (2017). Finding hope in the age of anxiety. Dublin: Gill.
- Hayes, C. (2016). The professional’s guide to understanding stress and depression. Dublin: Institute of Chartered Accountants.
- Hayes, C. (2015). How to cope. The welcoming approach to life’s challenges. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
- Hayes, C. (2013). Helping adolescents cope with depression. The School Guidance Handbook. Dublin: NCGE.
- Hayes, C. (2011). A cognitive behavioural approach to helping people cope. In T. Devonport (Ed.) ‘Coping: Applying theory to Practice’. UK: Taylor Francis.
- Hayes, C. (2006). Stress Relief for Teachers: The Coping Triangle, UK: Routledge.
- Hayes, C. & Morgan, M. (2005). A Psychoeducational Approach to Preventing Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol.34, 2: 111-121.
- Hayes, C. (2004). Prevention of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. In K. N. Dwivedi and P.B. Harper (Eds.) Handbook for Promoting Emotional Well-being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing their Mental Ill Health. A Handbook. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers