Dr Claire Manton specialises in providing support to school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults up to 25 years old. With extensive experience in the promotion of wellbeing, Claire offers compassionate assistance to individuals facing a variety of challenges.

Claire has had an extensive career in education, which includes teaching and leading wellbeing in primary schools, and teaching both undergraduate and master’s students at university. Claire understands the ways in which schools support the wellbeing of children and adolescents and can support families to work with schools to provide positive outcomes for children and adolescents.

Along with school-aged individuals, Claire also has experience working with young adults. This phase of ‘emerging adulthood’ has its own unique challenges as individuals work through challenges in relationships, education, employment, and careers. Claire draws from a range of approaches to tailor a treatment for each client’s unique needs during these particular phases of life.

Along with her therapeutic work, Claire currently works in educational research at Monash University. Claire has a long-standing interest in philosophy, spirituality, and wellbeing, and is interested in how attention to these sometimes hidden phenomena can create change in individual’s lived experience. Philosophy, and attention to the hidden aspects of lived experience, can be particularly helpful when supporting clients through periods of grief and loss. During these times, Claire offers a safe space to process emotions and find healing.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Transition & Change
  • Grief & Loss
  • Peer Relationships
  • Mental health & wellbeing in educational contexts
  • Academic Stress
  • Emotion Regulation


At the centre of Claire’s philosophy is the emphasis on authentic connection in the therapeutic relationship. Claire’s work in psychotherapy and counselling is primarily based in psychoanalytic and attachment theories, but also incorporates somatic, cognitive, and existential theories and approaches.


Claire Manton holds a Master’s and PhD in Education, as well as a Master’s in Counselling. She is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (Level 2) and adheres to the ACA standards of professional practice and ethical conduct.

Contact Claire today to embark on a journey towards improved wellbeing and emotional resilience.

How Do I Book a Counselling Session with Claire?

If you'd like to make an appointment to see Claire at the Geelong Bodi and Mind practice, phone (03) 5223 2370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Let Claire support you in overcoming challenges.