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.

Coming from a background of almost 30 years 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.

You may be going through significant life transitions and challenges, which as human beings we all experience at various times - for example bereavement (including pregnancy loss) change in health/ability, redundancy, relationship breakdown, menopause, and retirement. In counselling I can help you explore such transitions and find your own way with them.

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 in counselling I can help you work through the range of emotions you may experience.

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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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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