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

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

The Therapy Rooms
The Royal Exchange
St Anne's Square
M2 7DD


0161 798 8074 / 07983 549800

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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, or any kind of loss, change in health/ability, redundancy, relationship breakdown, menopause, and retirement. Any of these may leave you with feelings of confusion, depression, anxiety amongst other emotions. In counselling I can help you explore such feelings and find your own way with them.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING Grief can take many forms, affecting people quite differently and at varying times. For some the feelings can be quite overwhelming, and often outside pressures to 'get back to normal' can add to this.  There is no 'right' or 'wrong' way or time to grieve, and counselling can help you explore the range of emotions you may be experiencing.

NATURE THERAPY From my love of spending time in nature, I've become increasingly aware of how relating with a natural landscape can help us to access our inner, emotional landscape in a more natural, reflective way. This has led me to do some training in taking therapy outside (September 2018). Walking, and being out in nature therapeutically, can provide you with powerful insights into whatever you may be struggling with emotionally.

MINDFULNESS I have been a mindfulness practitioner since undertaking a short course in 2011, and can help you develop a practice that suits you. Many clients find it helps to reduce and manage stress/anxiety and depression.

CREATIVE/EXPRESSIVE ways of working may be incorporated, such as using natural objects, colours, drawing, which can help you express feelings that may not be clear, or difficult to find the right words.

For further information about the way I work, and whether this might be helpful for you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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. . . Outdoor therapy - working theraputically with, and in nature.

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, M2 7DD
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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