Claire Beatson (BSc Sociology, MSW/CQSW, Cert Counselling/Diploma Counselling)
As a Person Centred Counsellor, I will work alongside you at your pace, in an empathic, respectful and non-judgemental manner, with whatever you need to explore.
With over 30 years experience working in Social Care, the NHS and youth/community work across diverse communities, I continue to provide counselling and supervision to a wide range of individuals and organisations.
I have particular interest in working therapeutically with people going through the significant life changes and challenges caused by a health condition, bereavement, other losses such as redundancy and relationship breakdown, and sexual health and sexual/gender identity/orientation.
I also specialise in Counselling for unplanned pregnancy and abortion; pregnancy loss at any stage; neo-natal loss; infertility issues; peri-natal depression and other pregnancy related issues.
In recent years I have developed interest and skills in Mindfulness and creative/expressive ways of working, enabling me to offer these therapeutically.
I can offer short, medium and long term counselling and work flexibly to suit your needs. I have availability Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm.
Working from home, I am based near Heaton Park tram station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work (1985)
Certificate in Counselling (2004)
Diploma in Counselling (2008)
Certificate in Creative Supervision (2014)
Mindfulness training: 8 week course and residential weekend (2011)
Ongoing Professional Development: Includes short courses in a wide range of areas e.g. Bereavement and Loss; Self-Harm; HIV issues; Working with Interpreters; Safeguarding for adults and children.
I completed a Certificate in Creative Supervision which includes using Psycho-drama and other Expressive ways of working (October 2014)
In addition I have experience running workshops in Mindfulness, Women's Health Issues and Stress Management and as group facilitator for people living with HIV.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such adhere to their Code of Ethics.
I am also a member of Manchester British Association of Person Centred Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
My standard fee is £35 per 1 hour session and concessionary rates are negotiable.
Some of my life experiences such as marriage breakdown, single parenthood, redundancy and ill health have led me to explore and practice innovative ways to manage such challenges.
Where appropriate some of these may be utilised in counselling sessions - For example Mindfulness techniques,Therapeutic yoga and meditation, Creative writing and other expressive means.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, afternoon and early evening appointments available Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a certificate in Creative supervision.View supervision profile