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Adele Clayton MBACP - Children and Young People's Therapy

Bury, Greater Manchester, BL0 9AN
07834425307 07834425307 07834425307 07834425307 Registered / Accredited
Bury, Greater Manchester, BL0 9AN

About me

I am the founder of Thriving Young Minds, a team of therapists specialising providing Counselling and Play Therapy for children and young people aged 4-21. Using a variety of approaches means that we can meet the needs of each client to ensure they get what they want from the sessions. With a strengths-based focus, we explore what is happening for each client rather than what is 'wrong' with them which helps each young person to move forward positively.

Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, dealing with change, stress, confidence, relationship issues, family issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, abuse and self-acceptance. Often young people come because they are feeling sad, feeling low or have emotions that they don't understand. Often they feel they don't want to 'burden' their family or friends. We've created a safe space to listen to it all.

With over 16 years experience, we use a variety of techniques including play and creative approaches where appropriate. This helps to develop individual ways of working and allows each young person to express their thoughts and feelings in a way that suits them and ensures they feel heard and understood.

We strongly believe that each young person has the ability to manage the issues they face and we work with them to develop the belief they need. The work we do is intended to help them to deal with issues in the long-term, not just have a short-term reactive fix.

As a BACP Accredited counsellor my practice has been assessed as meeting a high standard, my training is regularly updated and I work to strict ethical guidelines meaning the best possible support is provided.

Training, qualifications & experience

My personal experience includes working with Childline, Greater Manchester Police, in colleges and a residential unit for young, homeless people. Most recently I established and managed a counselling service in an FE college. Networking with local agencies and establishing connections with various services means my knowledge of local and national mental health developments remains up-to-date.

My original training from 2001-2004 is in Person-Centred Counselling. I have since completed further training including:

  • Play Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • CBT for eating disorders
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Attachment and Developmental Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Bereavement
  • Creative and Play Techniques
  • Gender Identity awareness.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Sessions are £55, with discounts where booked in a block of 6,9 or 12.

Further information

I have a current enhanced DBS certificate.

21 Union Street
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Please contact for current availability

Types of client

Young people


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