Claire Beattie (Dip Couns) (MBACP) BACP Registered
Hello! Thanks for looking at my profile. Firstly, let me tell you about myself. I am a Person Centred, Complex Trauma, Couples and Mindfulness counsellor. I work in the BD19 area of West Yorkshire. I am a registered member of the BACP (Certificate No 179540).
I offer 1-1 counselling and couples counselling.
As Person Centred counsellor, I believe you are the expert in your life and you have the answers. It is through a trusting relationship that you can make positive changes, but in doing so you may need a helping hand.
Sometimes life throws difficulties, whether it be in the present or from your past. It can be difficult to talk to those close to us, as often they don’t know what to say, or you feel you don’t want to burden them. Counselling is a way of expressing yourself and exploring those issues to achieve a sense of personal achievement.
I aim to offer clients, a safe, empathic, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where I can help you to explore your issues and support you through any difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing. This space will give you the time and opportunity to be yourself. You are unique and it is for us, together, to build a therapeutic relationship of trust and mutual respect, which will enable you to reach your goals and take control of your life. I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.
I am a trained Complex Trauma Informed Counsellor. This means I can help those who have suffered recent or historic trauma in their lives. These can include:
Rape and sexual abuse.
Emergency service trauma.
Pregnancy and childbirth.
Issues around suicide.
If you have suffered any of the above, you may be experiencing
Flashbacks and nightmares.
Anxiety and depression.
Physical and emotional avoidance.
Bereaved though suicide.
Impact on relationships.
Loss of self worth and confidence.
These are thoughts, feelings and fears that can be overcome. Working through complex trauma can often bring other worries and unexpected feelings to the surface, but with the right techniques and coping strategies, you will find the confidence and self belief that you acan to live a full and satisfying life.
My experience extends to working with survivors of rape and sexual assault. I have supported male, female and young adult clients. Recently and historically assaulted through adult and child survivors of abuse, child and adult exploitation, domestic violence, either witnessed or experienced. Survivors come to counselling for support to make sense and process what has happened and to work through fears, emotions and how to begin to live an empowered and successful future.
I am in a position to offer couples counselling to those who are experiencing relationship problems. These can include affairs, betrayal, separation, rigid ways of thinking, anger, blame, loss of love and affection and loss of commitment. Couples counselling can help build a reconnection, enabling you to communicate more effectively and gain an understanding of why you are having difficulties in your relationship. The aim of the therapy is to look towards an end goal, which may be learning to re-connect for a stronger relationship, separation, divorce or an amicable separation.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications are as follows:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Transactional Analysis 101
Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling (Distinction)
Diploma in Mindfulness (Distinction)
Peer Support Facilitation Training
Certificate in Delivering Learning
HNC Business and Finance
The training I have undertaken is as follows:
Cruse Bereavement Care
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Trauma & The Body- Somatisation & Dissociation
Child Abuse and Neglect
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Certificate of Achievement - Epilepsy Society
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Young People V3
Awareness of Domestic Violence, Including the Impact on Children and Young People
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Risk & Resiliance
An Introduction of Child & Adolescent Anxiety
Relational trauma and disassociate identity disorder
Preventing FGM Recognising & Preventing
Equality & Diversity in Bradford
The Blast Project - Not Just Our Daughter, sexual exploitation of boys and young men
Level 3 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Bereavement - Moving On
Communication in Sexual Violence, Mental Health Toolkit & Learning Disabilities Treating Intrusive Thought and the Inner Critical Voice
Oppression, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Awareness (Rape Crisis via KCRASACC)
Dreams, Imagery and Metaphor
Complex Trauma - Single, Multiple and Childhood Trauma.
Complex Trauma - Trauma Recovery, Single and Multiple Trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I believe the relationship between ourselves, is extremely important. If counselling is to be effective, you need to feel comfortable with me, therefore I offer an introductory session of £10, where we can meet to see if counselling is something you feel ready to begin. If you would like to arrange a further appointment, then we can do so, but there is no obligation. You can always get in touch in the future.
The fees are £40 for a 50 minute appointment. I also offer a discount for block bookings, (non-refundable). There is no extra charge for evening appointments.
Fees for couples costs £20 for a thirty minute initial appointment. If you were to book a further session, this costs £60 for an hour and 30 minutes appointment. I have evening appointments available.
Concession rates are available for students, emergency services, military and veterans. (Proof required).
I work Tuesday from 10am, last appointment 7.30pm. Thursday and Friday evenings, from 5.30pm, last appointment 7.30pm. Free parking is available.
If you feel counselling could help you, please call me on 07709563225 or email me,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer Tuesday daytime and evenings, Thursday and Friday evenings. Evening appointments are at no extra charge. Please feel free to ask so we can find a suitable time to meet.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|