Claire Beattie

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Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19
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About me


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 via Zoom or telephone.  I also am available for EAP counselling, remotely.

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.

We can stray onto a path, not sure how we got there and need help finding your direction again.  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 help find your direction again.

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.
  • Sexual assault.
  • Assault.
  • Accidents.
  • Combat trauma.
  • Emergency service trauma.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Issues around suicide.
  • PTSD.

    If you have suffered any of the above, you may be experiencing
  • Flashbacks and nightmares.
  • Dissociation (DID).
  • Guilt.
  • Shame.
  • Blame.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Physical and emotional avoidance.
  • Addictions.
  • Intrusive thoughts.
  • Self harm.
  • Suicidal thoughts.
  • Suicide attempts.
  • 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 can 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 offer only video or telephone counselling at the moment. 

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
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Rape Awareness
  • Understanding Alcohol
  • Cyber Trauma
  • Disordered Eating
  • PTSD
  • 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)
  • Working Creatively
  • Dreams, Imagery and Metaphor
  • Complex Trauma -  Single, Multiple and Childhood Trauma.
  • Complex Trauma -  Trauma Recovery, Single and  Multiple Trauma.
  • Islam Cultural Awareness
  • Working with Sex Workers Level 1 & 2
  • Data Security Training
  • General Data Protection Regulation Training
  • Equality & Diversity Training
  • Mental Health First Aider MHFA England
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Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I believe the relationship between ourselves, is extremely important. If counselling is to be effective, you need to feel comfortable with me.

I offer a free introductory session, giving you the opportunity to get a feel if counselling something you may be 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 week days.

The fees for weekend appointments, £50.

Concession rates £25, week days, £30 weekend rate,  for students, emergency services, NHS and veterans. (proof required).

I also offer EAP counselling to large organisations.

I also offer a discount for block bookings, (non-refundable). 

When I work

I am available to take new clients via Zoom or by telephone.

My working hours are very flexible as I know how difficult it is to fit counselling around every day life, work and child care.

Further information

My working hours are very flexible.  

My way of working is either telephone or on-line.

Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Claire Beattie
Claire Beattie