Claire Beattie (Dip Couns) (MBACP) BACP Registered
Hello!Thanks for looking at my profile. Firstly, let me tell you about myself. I am a Person Centred and Mindfulness counsellor, working in the BD19 area of West Yorkshire, close to Bradford, Batley, Dewsbury, Wakefield and Leeds. M62 and M621 via junctions 26 and 27, A58 and A650. I am a registered member of the BACP (Certificate No179540) and work within their Ethical Framework.
As Person Centred counsellor, I believe you are the expert in your life and you have the answers. It is through a trusting relationship that you can make positive changes, but in doing so you may need a helping hand.
Sometimes life throws difficulties, whether it be in the present or from your past. Working in the here and now rather than concentrating on the past is a journey of change and growth, to become the empowered person you want to be. It can be difficult to talk to those close to us, as often they don’t know what to say, or you feel you don’t want to burden them. Counselling is a way of expressing yourself and exploring those issues to achieve a sense of personal achievement.
I aim to offer clients, a safe, empathic, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where I can help you to explore your issues and support you through any difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing. This space will give you the time and opportunity to be yourself. You are unique and it is for us, together, to build a therapeutic relationship of trust and mutual respect, which will enable you to reach your goals and take control of your life. I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.
My counselling experience includes, working with cancer patients, carers and those bereaved by this illness. I also work with grief, bereavement, those who have had a loss in their life, which can also include the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a pet, job loss or family separation.
I also have a broad range of experience from working in a female only environment. This gave women a non-threatening space to work through their issues. This gave me a rich insight into women's issues, for example, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, (historic and recent), pregnancy, eating disorders and self harm.
A sensitive approach is needed working with young people as often a varied form of support is required. The issues for young people coming for counselling, often include, adolescence, bullying, peer pressure, pregnancy, leaving home, stress, lack of self esteem, lack of confidence, family dynamics, exam stress and pressure. A talking therapy may not work for everyone, so I am able offer art activitives.
My experience with epilepsy sufferers has given me an insight into this condition, which is life changing. This can be an isolating time, coming to terms with a new lifestyle and even employment issues.
Mindfulness is now something I offer as well as counselling. Mindfulness is about being in the present, in the moment, in the here and now. This is helpful for the mind, body and you, as an individual. It helps embrace, recognise and reassure when your mind wanders and becomes distracted. This can be for many reasons, thinking of the past, worrying about the future or being in stressful or uncomfortable situations. By becoming aware and acknowledging these thoughts, feelings and physical sensations and how we may have become attached to them, we can begin to free ourselves from our past, worries and concerns about our future. Learning to be kind and not judge to ourselves, is a step towards an acceptance of self.
By learning mindfulness techniques, you will begin to realise, how thoughts come from our mood and negative imaginings. Once you learn to accept these thoughts as only thoughts, you will begin to feel a sense of emotional freedom, wellbeing and calm, bringing control back into your busy and hectic life.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend “Mindfulness for depression in adults” and it is becoming more recognised as by the NHS as an “enhancement to mental wellbeing”. “Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life”. (NHS).
Mindfulness can help with:
· Workplace stress
· Social situations
· Low self esteem
· Lack of confidence
If you feel this is may be of benefit to yourself, please get in touch and we can talk about the best way of bringing a positive change to your life.
I keep up-to-date with my training and new research in counselling, psychological therapies and legislation, which enables me to give my clients an professional and caring service
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications are as follows:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Transactional Analysis 101
Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling (Distinction)
Diploma in Mindfulness (Distinction)
Peer Support Facilitation Training
Certificate in Delivering Learning
HNC Business and Finance
The training I have undertaken is as follows:
Cruse Bereavement Care
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Trauma & The Body- Somatisation & Dissociation
Child Abuse and Neglect
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Certificate of Achievement - Epilepsy Society
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Young People V3
Awareness of Domestic Violence, Including the Impact on Children and Young People
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Risk & Resiliance
An Introduction of Child & Adolescent Anxiety
Relational trauma and disassociate identity disorder
Preventing FGM Recognising & Preventing
Equality & Diversity in Bradford
The Blast Project - Not Just Our Daughter, sexual exploitation of boys and young men
Level 3 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Bereavement - Moving On
Communication in Sexual Violence, Mental Health Toolkit & Learning Disabilities
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I believe the relationship between ourselves, is extremely important. If counselling is to be effective, you need to feel comfortable with me, therefore I offer an introductory session of £10, where we can meet to see if counselling is something you feel ready to begin. If you feel you would like to arrange a further appointment, then we can do so, but there is no obligation. You can always get in touch in the future.
The fees are £30 for a 50 minute appointment. I also offer discount for blocked bookings.
Concession rate of £20 for students.
I offer flexible appointment hours, daytime and evenings and free parking is available.
If you feel counselling could help you, please call me on 07709563225 or email me,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening appointments. Evening appointments are at no extra charge. Please feel free to ask so we can find a suitable time to meet.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|