Roxanne Claude – Certified Counselor

Roxanne ClaudeOur Marbella People Interview today is with Roxanne Claude – Certified Counselor. Roxanne has lived in Spain most of her life and has studied in the UK and USA as an Internationally Certified Counselor. Roxanne agrees that Marbella is not just for vacations it’s also a place where well thought out businesses can succeed.

How long have you lived in Spain and how long is your business established?

Roxanne Claude: I have lived in Spain most of my life, I came here in 1968, and did my studies in the UK and the United States.

I have been in Private Practice here since my return to Spain from USA 7 months ago.  I do individual and marriage therapy, and e-therapy which is online counselling.

This is good for business people that travel a lot. With a laptop you can be in touch with your therapist where ever you and many people like the anonymity of it.

Why did you choose Marbella?

Roxanne Claude: Marbella is home to me, there is no place in the world that offers the same quality of life that Marbella does.

Tell us your greatest business or personal accomplishment?

Roxanne Claude: My greatest accomplishment was getting my International Certification as a substance abuse counsellor, and being invited to Hazelden in Minnesota to study their treatment philosophy, as they are the Rolls Royce for me of the treatment centers.

Why would you recommend the Costa del Sol for business and Lifestyle?

Roxanne Claude: I think that the lifestyle here is unique, easy going and geographically couldn’t be better.

The Costa del Sol has grown so much in the last 10 years that a well thought out business can do well, people live here year round, it is not just for vacations.

If you could change one thing about Spain, what would it be?

Roxanne Claude: I don’t think I would change anything, oh yes maybe have tipico cafes of the pueblos, turn the TV’s down a bit, they are always blaring!

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Roxanne Claude: Empathetic, gentle, and compassionate.

What is your favourite Restaurant in Marbella?

Roxanne Claude: La Tienda in La Tienda en La Virginia.

What is the last film you saw at the Cinema or DVD?

Roxanne Claude: Miss Potter and it was delightful.

What advice would you give to someone moving to Spain?

Roxanne Claude: Learn Spanish, so you can enjoy the real Andalucia!

Name one other business you would recommend on the Costa del Sol and why?

Roxanne Claude: A really good bookshop with a cafe, and music, open 7 days a week.  A sort of Barnes and Nobles.

Please visit Roxanne’s Web Site at or read on for some more information about how Roxanne can possibly help you or a loved one.

Roxanne Claude

International Counseling Services
Roxanne Claude Ph.D. ICADC

Topics of Classes, Workshops & Presentations available in (Spanish & English)

•          Substance Abuse Awareness, education on how drugs affect the mind and body, signs and symptoms of users
•          Stress, how to alleviate it and manage it, understanding peer pressure

•          Depression, what it looks like and how it manifests

•          Divorce Care, this is a workshop for adults going through divorce or separation

•          Adolescent Divorce Care, this is a workshop for young people whose parents are going through divorce or are remarrying and introducing a step parent into the family

•          Harassment & Bullying, how to recognize the bully, and implement tools in order to change this behavior

•          Transitions, understanding the changes our children go through as they grow, and adjusting our attitude to the ever-evolving child.

•          Life Skills, how we interact with other and use, boundaries, vocabulary and body language

•          Know as you Grow, this covers healthy body imagine, hygiene, diet, and puberty (age appropriate).

I am available to come to your school to give workshops, assemblies, and classroom guidance. My fee is 400 euros for the school day, (five hours, evening fee will vary) plus expenses. I am available for students, parent and faculty presentations, during the school day or in the evening. Individual and group therapy can be arranged.

I have been in the field of counseling and teaching for the past 10 years. I have worked in a private K-12 school, and also in treatment centers and in private practice. I am passionate about helping our children by giving them the knowledge and the tools to cope with many of today’s issues.

Roxanne Claude Ph.D. Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Spain 34-677-86-49-14, USA 1-615-477-1311

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