Claire Beatson (BSc Sociology, MSW/CQSW, Cert Counselling/Diploma Counselling)

Claire Beatson (BSc Sociology, MSW/CQSW, Cert Counselling/Diploma Counselling)


0161 798 8074 / 07983 549800

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0161 798 8074 / 07983 549800

About me

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.

Bereavement counselling: Grief can take many forms, affecting people quite differently and at varying times. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' way or time to grieve, and counselling can help you with the range of emotions you may experience. Much of my experience as a hospital social worker involved supporting people through a bereavement.

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.

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My standard fee is £40 per 1 hour session, and concessionary rates are available.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M25

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Morning, afternoon and early evening appointments available Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold a certificate in Creative supervision.

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