Claire Ratcliffe (MBACP) Counsellor / Supervisor
43-47 Middle Hillgate
Labyrinth Business Centre
When most people seek the support of a counsellor or therapist, they're often looking to 'fix' a problem. Something might just not feel quite 'right' or you may be consciously aware of what your issue is. You may have tried several ways to work through this already.
I welcome the opportunity to explore with you what you would like to work through and how to make genuine changes which feel right for you.
Therapy can provide an opportunity for a healthy, positive change which will then help you to move forward to a happier, more fulfilled life.
I believe the key element in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I will support you in identifying what it is you would like to work through in therapy, and work with you to get to the place you would like to be.
I offer both brief and long-term therapy for adults, couples and young people.
I am committed to providing a confidential, secure and caring environment to explore and work through your difficulties.
If you think I might be the right therapist for you then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in using Integrative Therapy. My practice is influenced by a number of theories which I draw on according to the needs of each individual client.
They include: Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centred.
My main areas of experience include working with: Relationship issues, Abuse - (emotional, physical and sexual), trauma, separation and divorce, affairs, sexuality issues, identity development, shame, childhood related issues, stress, bereavement, loss, insecurity, family issues, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Alongside my private practice I have also worked within a unit specialising in working with those who have experienced sexual abuse and areas surrounding this.
I have extensive experience counselling staff in the Occupational Health Division within the NHS, also within local GP surgeries and other counselling organisations within Greater Manchester.
I accept referrals from solicitors, schools, Universities, GP's and other organisations and counselling services.
Marriage & Relationship Counselling
I am trained in working with couples at various stages in their relationship. Relationship counselling allows you to work through problems in your current relationship, look at how past relationships may be affecting your current one and explore ways of improving and strengthening your relationships in the future.
Training & Qualifications
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Counselling
101 Transactional Analysis Certificate
Workshop: TA (Transactional Analysis) and working with couples
Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Foundation Training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Certificate in Supervision - Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
I am currently studying on a 4 year training course at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy towards a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling for adults & young people
Couples & Relationship counselling
Supervision for both students and qualified counsellors
Staff support / supervision within organisations
I also accept EAP referrals
I offer a free telephone consultation prior to making an appointment. If you then decide you would like to book a session:
£35 - £40 per 50 mins for individuals
£50 per 60 mins for couples
*Administration costs may be incurred if reports etc are required.
For Supervision fees please refer to my supervision profile.
I provide a limited number of reduced cost therapy places to those on low incomes, state benefits and students (including trainee counsellors). Please enquire for details.
Daytime & Evening appointments are available on weekdays
I run a private practice in Stockport which is conveniently located within walking distance from the train station and major bus routes.
I am within easy reach from Marple, Glossop, Cheadle, Bramhall, Altrincham, Central Manchester, Wilmslow, Didsbury, Chorlton and other surrounding areas.
There is free parking available at the rear of the building.
For more info you can look me up on Twitter - @CRCounselling
or find me on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/CRCounselling
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. If I am unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. All calls, emails and texts are treated with the strictest confidentiality.
To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I enhance my professional practice by regularly working in supervision, therapy and participating in professional learning programmes.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.
I am fully and comprehensively insured.
I hold a current DBS.
I also offer supervision for students and qualified counsellors.
Please refer to my supervision profile, alternatively contact me via email or telephone for further information.
All therapy I provide is confidential. There are some situations, however, when I will not guarantee this. If I consider you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else I will break confidentiality. However, this is discussed and agreed between us at intake.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime,& evening appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
“Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence and creativity as to give the best possible services to clients”. (Inskipp and Proctor, 2001.).View supervision profile