Hi, I’m Clare and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Seaford, East Sussex.
I have lived on the south coast now for 17 years and it was the lure of living by the sea that brought me here. I started off in Hove and moved to Seaford 10 years ago. I live here with my husband and our three daughters; Abigail (15), Bethany (8) and Emily (6).
I have worked in the travel industry for over 18 years and I became a Travel Counsellor in 2015. Prior to this I have spent most of my career working for American Express Centurion Travel and Lifestyle Service specialising in business and luxury VIP travel.
I am passionate about the travel industry and I have been lucky enough to travel to many destinations including Cyprus, Ibiza, Rome, New York and Dubai. My husband and I love to go on city breaks to soak up all of the culture and as a family we love nothing more than a good beach holiday.
As a Travel Counsellor I am able to give you a personal service that you won’t forget. I have recently received a number of 100% customer service scores back from those of you who have made a booking. This lovely feedback means the world to me and I assure you I will still be giving your travel arrangements 100%.
I take great pride in my work and would love to arrange your next trip. I treat every holiday as if it were my own and I love finding the perfect holiday experience to help make your holiday dreams become a reality. I will also take away the stress away of searching for your holiday whilst saving you time.
As I work from home, I can make myself available to you at a mutually convenient time. So whether you are travelling on business or pleasure, within the UK or to the other side of the world, please get in touch. I would love to discuss your next adventure!
I look forward to discussing your next trip with you very soon.
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31 July 2020
For our family holiday this year, we booked a week in Brittany. I have never done a self-drive holiday as an adult and our girls were excited that we would be going by car and taking the ferry from Newhaven – Dieppe; something on our doorstep that we have never done. We left the UK on a hot summer’s afternoon and sailed to Dieppe where we stayed at the Dieppe Ibis Budget hotel overnight. This hotel is a mere 10-minute drive from the ferry port and easy to find. With free street parking outside of the hotel until 9am, we...
12 September 2019
I was lucky enough to travel to Dubai in 2015 on a fam trip and instantly loved it! Since then, I have been trying to sell this incredible city to my husband. Fast forward to this year and I finally managed to do just that! We decided that this would be an adult only trip, much to the dismay of our eldest daughter, and booked our flights to depart a few days after school went back in September. We flew out of Gatwick with Emirates who are one of my favourite airlines. The on-board service is fantastic and as we had...
12 September 2019
For our final full day, we got up early to do some more tourist bits which included more of the hop-on hop-off bus which we took to the Atlantis Hotel at the top of the Palm. Our bus tickets included entrance into the Aquarium which we thoroughly enjoyed and even took some time to just sit and watch all the fish, something I find quite peaceful and relaxing. Following this we headed to the original part of the city. The journey took us past the palace where the Sheikh lives which was stand alone in years gone by but is...
23 July 2019
For our summer holiday this year, we decided to head back to the beautiful village of Kalavasos in Cyprus. Having visited 2 years ago, we fell in love with the tranquillity of the village and how it was a complete escape from our everyday lives. As before, we travelled with extended family making us a group of 10. Flying with easyJet, we didn’t depart Gatwick until mid-afternoon, so we decided to book into My Lounge in the North Terminal and avoid the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. As we were classed as a group, we had our own...
03 March 2019
On a dreary Sunday morning in March, I headed along the coast with 2 fellow Travel Counsellors to Southampton for the launch of MSC’s latest edition, MSC Bellissima. The ship had invited around 3500 travel agents from around the UK to the launch and it was set to be an incredible 24 hours on board. Having only done one trip on a cruise ship many moons ago, and a couple of ship visits, I am keen to expand my first-hand knowledge of cruising. On arriving into Southampton, it is easy to park, and you are a short walk to the...
03 December 2018
Myself and a couple of girlfriends have been talking about a trip to Ibiza for ten years and we finally managed to go this year. As Craig David fans, we knew that he was playing his TS5 Pool Party on a weekly basis at Ibiza Rocks. Working around this, we booked a three-night trip, staying in San Antonio Bay. An early start out of Gatwick saw us flying at 5 am but with a quick flight of two hours, we were in a taxi by 9 am heading towards San Antonio Bay. We stayed at the Marina Playa which is an...
19 October 2018
My husband and I managed to get away for a brief overnight stay in London. I had booked a voucher that gave us access to The Shard along with a 3-course meal at Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian restaurant at London Bridge. This was reason enough in itself to add on a hotel stay. I have not previously stayed in this area of London and it made sense to me for us to be within walking distance of these attractions. Having done some research into hotels in the area, we decided to book The Bermondsey Square Hotel which is a...
18 October 2018
Cornwall is an area of the UK that I have wanted to visit for many years, but the journey time has always put me off. As we weren’t having an overseas family holiday this year, we decided that we would spend our UK holiday in Cornwall. A 6-hour journey from Seaford, traffic permitting, with parts of the journey single carriage. Once you hit Devon, you are on the A30 which travels from the top to the bottom of Cornwall making the whole county easily accessible. I booked us a 4-bedroom contemporary cottage at Atlantic Reach which is a holiday park located...
11 October 2018
The Berkeley has been one of my favourite luxury hotels in London for a long time. I am lucky enough to have experienced Afternoon Tea at this stunning hotel a few years ago so when the opportunity came up to experience again, it was a no brainer! The Berkeley is part of the Maybourne hotel group which also includes Claridge’s and The Connaught in London. The Berkeley is located on the corner of Knightsbridge, walking distance from Harvey Nichols and Harrods, and overlooking Hyde Park. Having travelled up to London Victoria on the train, I jumped in a taxi with a...
11 October 2018
I was lucky enough to join a group of nine fellow Travel Counsellors on an overnight stay at Yspa at Wyboston Lakes as a thank you from one of our suppliers. This beautiful hotel is located just off the A1 between Bedford and Cambridge making it easily accessible. As I am located on the south coast, it was a 2-and-a-half-hour drive for me to get there. Upon arrival, we were met by two members of staff from our supplier who were hosting us for the next 24 hours. I immediately started to relax after being a handed a gin and tonic...
27 September 2018
Jersey has been a firm favourite of mine since I was little. This was where we headed for our family holiday for many years when I was a child. At the time, we stayed in a guest house overlooking the beautiful bay of Greve de Lecq which is situated on the north coast of the island. The owners of this guest house just so happened to have 2 children similar ages as my brother and myself and from this, lifelong friendships have developed. Fast forward to my adult years and I am lucky enough to still have these two friendships....
08 December 2017
I was lucky enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale on a fam trip at the beginning of December. The trip was hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Conventions and Visitors Bureau and I travelled with a representative from the company along with three other colleagues from different areas of the travel industry. In July this year, British Airways launched a new direct service from Gatwick and this trip was the first hosted to celebrate the route. With Miami a mere 30 miles away, this route is a great opportunity for Fort Lauderdale to compete as a beach destination with its...
04 October 2017
Our family holiday this year has been long overdue as we haven’t been abroad altogether in over 3 years. Cyprus has always been a destination that I have wanted to visit but I have ventured elsewhere previously due to Cyprus being that little bit more expensive to get to. My father-in-law and his wife have been visiting the same village, Kalavasos, in Cyprus for over 20 years and we decided that it was finally the time that we travelled there with them to see what it was all about. We flew with Norwegian Air to Larnaca, a first for the...
27 May 2017
Legoland Windsor has been on my family’s ‘to do’ list for several years now and this year, we finally booked it for our family adventure. We decided that we would book the 2-day park tickets and include an overnight hotel at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor, Bracknell which is a 20-minute car journey from the park. Travelling from Seaford to Windsor was quicker than I had expected and having set off from home by 8am, we were at the park for it opening at 10am. As we hadn’t told our younger two where we were off too, their faces were a...
26 March 2017
I visited Marrakech and Essaouira, in Morocco, at the end of March with a group of 40 Travel Counsellors. We were hosted by 4 members of the Moroccan Tourist Board and with the theme of Much Morocco they went out of their way to show us how much MORE there is on offer in Morocco than you may think. The weather in March is usually hot, with the temperatures in the mid-20s the week before….and the week after we were there. We were not so fortunate with the weather being very similar to what we had left behind in the...
23 February 2017
As my Mum is hitting a big birthday this year, we decided what better reason for a few days in the sun. You are limited in February for short-haul destinations with guaranteed sunshine. Over the many years that I have worked in travel I would always suggest The Canaries for this, so we decided on 4 nights in Lanzarote. Unfortunately, we were unlucky with the weather and did experience heavy rain showers and cold days. We did manage to have one full sunny day which was warm enough to lie out in and of course, the day we flew home...
29 December 2016
Today I spent a few hours in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I haven’t visited Edinburgh since I moved to the south-coast almost 13 years ago! I knew I loved the city but I had forgotten just how much. As I am staying with family in the Scottish Borders, we drove to Newcraighall and used the park and ride to travel to Edinburgh by train. A quick journey saw us arriving into Edinburgh Waverly, right in the heart of the city. Edinburgh is easily accessible either by train or a short flight, depending on where you are travelling from. We...
10 November 2016
After spending three nights on Malta, I travelled to Gozo with nine of my fellow Travel Counsellors. The ferry takes 25 minutes and takes car and foot passengers. We travelled as foot passengers and it couldn’t be easier. Ferries run every 45 minutes and you buy your ticket on your return to Malta. A quick, smooth and effortless journey. Gozo has been described as Malta’s prettier sister and I have to agree. A smaller and greener version is what greets you and the harbour that you step off into is very welcoming. A ten-minute transfer took us to our home for...
09 November 2016
I visited Malta and Gozo at the end of October with a group of fellow Travel Counsellors. Having never visited either of the islands before and having some preconceptions about these destinations, I was looking forward to seeing what they had to give. The trip was hosted by the Malta Tourist Board and our itinerary was packed with a diverse selection of heritage sites, activities and seeing a lot of the islands. On our first day, we were whisked off to Medina, the original capital city of Malta. This city is surrounded by fortified walls and once inside you could...
14 June 2016
I have been wanting to take my children to Cadbury World for a little while now. With May half term sneaking up on us, my husband and I decided now was the time to do it and we decided not to tell the children! On the Saturday morning we managed to pack an overnight bag and get the car organised without any of them registering. As we bundled the children in to the car, all we told them was that we were going on an adventure. After a long journey up the M40 we arrived at the Premier Inn Solihull in...
Sent in by Gary Bray
Seaford, 02 July 2021
Clare is amazing! Really friendly and approachable. Never any pressure and always returns information quickly and clearly. Also, puts a suggestion we'd not considered in the mix and we don't even look online now. Highly recommend Clare, she makes it all so easy!
Sent in by Jennifer Taylor
Crook, 19 May 2021
Fabulous service from a lovely lady!
Sent in by Nikki South
Burgess Hill, 15 December 2020
Very friendly. Quick. Knowledgeable. Personable.
Sent in by Emma Woodcock
Newhaven, 13 October 2020
Clare you are just AMAZING! We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service you provide. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you put so much time and effort into looking into the perfect holiday to suit my particular family. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to our next two holidays booked though you from a historical holiday for my husband and to a fun filled family summer holiday to Portugal. We love the little touches that you do, with sending the hotel a card for my husbands birthday and then arriving home to a welcome home package of tea, milk and bread etc. You have been amazing especially with everything that has been going on nationally with COVID. Thank you again. Emma and Tom
Sent in by Belinda Taylforth
Chiddingly, 14 April 2020
Thank you so much Clare for taking such great care of us during our recent holiday to New Zealand and for working so hard and long into the night to help us get back home in very trying circumstances. It was incredible to have you at the end of the phone throughout. We can’t imagine travelling anywhere without your help again and are certainly going to be recommending you to all our friends and family! Without doubt, a 5 star service going far more than the extra mile!
Sent in by Martin Bulman
Heathfield, 14 April 2020
Clare has all through the process been helpful, cheerful and polite.
Sent in by Kerrie Cox
Sompting, 14 April 2020
Clare really listened to what we wanted and found us the perfect holiday, which wasn't easy as there are 3 adults and 2 children wanting different things. Clare also managed to include private transfers within our price range and something we hadn't thought of but brilliant. Thank you Clare!!
Sent in by Carol Trimbee
Seaford, 03 March 2020
We find Clare more than helpful and always ready to go the extra mile to sort things out for us .
Sent in by Anita Ryciak
Seaford, 03 March 2020
Clare is always happy to put herself out to help including booking flights at 10pm in an emergency!! I regularly recommend her services to my friends.
Sent in by Neal Richardson
Seaford, 17 January 2020
I'd like to make it 11 out of 10 really! Clare is quite simply the best Travel person we have ever had the pleasure of working with, for both personal trips and business. She has SUCH a lovely manner, she turns a process that can be quite endless and stressful into something that's fun and a pleasure - plus we benefit from her extensive knowledge and advice :-) The best of the best. Marvellous -THANK YOU CLARE!
Sent in by Zara Bray
Seaford, 17 January 2020
Clare is fantastic and has the patience of a Saint with our ever-changing requirements!
Sent in by Roger Daw
Seaford, 14 January 2020
You're never less than outstanding.
Sent in by Sally Denner
Arundel, 03 January 2020
Clare is very attentive and efficient, even dealing with a query when officially 'out of the office' over the Christmas period. Nothing is too much trouble and all the arrangements made by Clare for our holidays have been perfect with no hitches. I would highly recommend using the services of Clare at Travel Counsellors as she takes all the stress and worry out of making the arrangements.
Sent in by Steve Muldoon
Stockport, 18 December 2019
Excellent service and a pleasure to do business with.
Sent in by Geoff Collier
Eastbourne, 03 December 2019
Excellent friendly and efficient service. Fully recommended.
Sent in by Frances Bashford
Newhaven, 03 December 2019
If anyone is planning a trip I’d totally recommend Clare as she has been amazing, caring and totally understanding of everything we wanted for our honeymoon! She planned the trip the way we wanted, within the budget we asked for and found the most amazing locations and with how rubbish I am with organising built an itinerary which was all loaded onto an App which is so helpful. I don’t think I’ll ever sort one myself again.
Sent in by Mary King
Portslade, 03 December 2019
Although this is the first time that Clare has been my Travel Counsellor, I am very familiar with the company and the way it operates. My late husband and I relied heavily on our previous Travel Counsellor - he has now left the company. Without hesitation Clare provided the expected high level of service and booked my trip as I requested. It is so easy to work with Travel Counsellors and I would highly recommend Clare/Travel Counsellors to any friend or family.
Sent in by Matthew Herriott
Newhaven, 11 October 2019
Clare was a great help when Thomas Cook collapsed, as we had to re-book a new holiday. She listened to our needs and helped us find a new holiday, really quickly and with a real personable touch. I'd happily recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by S Gossington
East Sussex, 11 October 2019
Amazing personal service. When the situation was desperate it was reassuring to have the experience of Clare. Many thanks for pulling it together with a very short window to work with.
Sent in by Tom McLeod
Polegate, 19 August 2019
Great trip organised to San Francisco and any problems were sorted and great help organising my next trip too, thank you!
Sent in by Dawn Waller
Stoke-on-Trent, 13 June 2019
Fantastic as usual! Will recommend to my friends as and when needed . Very happy to use next time, thanks Clare.
Sent in by Helena Robinson
Stevenage, 10 June 2019
Thank you so much for the smooth and stress free holiday booking experience. You are always helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Looking forward to planning another adventure through you.
Sent in by Steve Muldoon
Stockport, 03 June 2019
I have found Clare very efficient and extremely helpful and intend using her service in the coming months because she always reply’s.
Sent in by Anita Ryciak
Seaford, 16 May 2019
I always recommend Clare for any travel needs. She is helpful, knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to ensure we have the best possible personal service and holiday experience. Nothing is too much trouble, she always finds the perfect places for us to visit.
Sent in by Judy Holmes
Worthing, 26 March 2019
Clare takes the time to listen to our needs and to accommodate them, despite several changes of mind my end. She is so patient and understanding, resulting in the perfect tailor made holiday.
Sent in by V Oakley
High Wycombe, 08 March 2019
Clare has offered us a very friendly, efficient and helpful service at all times.
Sent in by Sue McAllister
Seaford, 11 February 2019
Clare done an amazing job in picking the perfect holiday for my family, her options were so good and well chosen we ended up changing our mind on our holiday destination completely! She answered all query’s with no hesitation and was more then happy to help with everything. I would definitely recommended booking through Clare and I will be certainly be booking my next holiday with her again!
Sent in by Chantelle Benton
Seaford, 25 January 2019
Clare is very friendly, approachable, efficient and professional.
Sent in by Dave Peachey
Seaford, 09 January 2019
Clare was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, and keen to help us find the perfect holiday. She found us a selection of holiday options that met our brief and presented them to us in double quick time. Next time we look to go away we will certainly use Clare!
Sent in by P Daden
Seaford, 26 November 2018
Always available to answer any questions. Excellent Travel Counsellor.
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