Claire Ratcliffe (MBACP) Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Couples Therapist

Claire Ratcliffe (MBACP) Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Couples Therapist

The Labyrinth Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate
Stockport
Cheshire
SK1 3DG

07830 906822

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The Labyrinth Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate
Stockport
Cheshire
SK1 3DG

07830 906822

About me

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. I imagine you may have tried several ways to work through this already.

If you want to make genuine changes, to experience a richer, and more fulfilled life but don't know where to start, then therapy can really help.

In our sessions we will look at identifying what it is you would like to work through in therapy, look at the obstacles you have and how you 'get in your own way', and I will work with you, to help you 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 supportive environment to explore and work through your difficulties.

If you have any queries, or would like to arrange a session please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have 14 years experience of working in a helping capacity, and have been working as a therapist since 2010 using Integrative Therapy.

Integrative Psychotherapy is a form of therapy that combines various psychological theories.
I have undertaken several forms of counselling and psychotherapy training, and have found a way to blend them together to produce good results for my clients.
Integrative Psychotherapy is a holistic approach, which takes into account your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

There are a number of reasons why you may choose to enter therapy. My main areas of experience include working with: Relationship issues, same sex relationships, Abuse - (emotional, physical, and sexual), separation and divorce, affairs, sexuality issues (LGBT), confusion around sexuality, coming out, identity development, shame, childhood related issues, stress, bereavement, loss, insecurity, family issues, motivation, feeling stuck, self-esteem, self awareness & self acceptance, depression, anxiety, and many more.

Alongside my private practice I have also have experience working within a unit specialised 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. In addition to this, I also facilitate stress, anxiety, and resilience training for staff who work within the NHS.

I accept referrals from solicitors, schools, Universities, GP's and other organisations and counselling services.


Relationship & Couples Counselling

I am fully trained and qualified to work with couples at various stages in their relationship. I work with heterosexual and same sex couples. 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

Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
101 Transactional Analysis Certificate
Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Workshop: TA (Transactional Analysis) and working with couples
Foundation Training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Diploma in Social Care
Certificate in Child & Adolescent Studies  
Trans Awareness Workshop

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.

- 5 years experience working within Mental Health Rehabilitation Services.
- 3 years experience counselling staff who work within the NHS.
- 3 years experience counselling Local Authority staff.
- 2 years experience counselling for a therapy centre in Manchester.
- 2 years experience counselling in GP surgeries.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Individual Therapy for adults & young people (aged 14 upward)

Couples & Relationship Therapy

Supervision for both students and qualified counsellors

Staff support / Supervision within organisations

I also accept EAP referrals

Fees

I offer a free telephone consultation prior to making an appointment. If you then decide you would like to book a session:

£40 - £45 per 50 mins for individuals

£60 per 60 mins for couples

*Administration costs may be incurred if reports are required.

For Supervision fees please refer to my supervision profile.

I provide a limited number of reduced cost therapy places (daytime sessions only) to those on low incomes or state benefits.


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.


I regularly upload posts about all things therapy related on Twitter - @CRCounselling
or you can 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.

Further information

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 a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)

I am fully and comprehensively insured.

I hold a current and up to date 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.


Confidentiality

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

Stockport, SK1 3DG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime & evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I completed my Supervision training at The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and offer Supervision for both qualified and student Counsellors.

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