About me

I am an experienced online counsellor with flexible and immediate availability. My aim is to provide you with a safe and confidential space so that we can explore deeply and help you facilitate change. I am passionate about helping people through counselling and I have seen the positive change that happens as a result many times.

Through the current pandemic I have helped many people deal with the frustrations, difficulties and anxieties that Covid-19 has brought into our lives.

I'm a humanistic/ person centred counsellor, which means that I work in a non directive, client centred way. We would use the safe and confidential space of therapeutic relationship to explore any issues and difficulties that you may be experiencing. This can be an emotional process but ultimately, helps to untangle confusing feelings, can help you to reach acceptance and empower you to move forward.

I am straight forward and down to earth in my approach and I will work hard to build a therapeutic relationship with you so that you can get value for the counselling process.

It can be daunting to start counselling, I understand this from my own experience with counselling many years ago, and I offer a free and informal 20 minute telephone call so you can ask me any questions that you need to and get a sense of how I will work with you.

I have specific training in working online, via Zoom, Skype or by telephone call, and I am very experienced working in this method of therapy delivery. Working in this way means that you can access counselling from your own home or from your preferred location, whilst I can be flexible with appointment times and can offer evening and weekend appointments.

I work with a wide range of issues or concerns and a diverse client group. I have extensive experience working with gender diversity and have helped many trans and non binary individuals.

I also have a lot of experience working with depression and low mood, feeling sad or low self esteem, work place stress, relationship issues, mid life issues, menopause, fertility and miscarriage, bereavement and loss.

At our initial session I will go through my client contract with you so that we are both clear in our way of working, we will discuss regularity of sessions as well as how many sessions you will likely need to have.

You can ask me any questions at any time we are in communication, I want you to be clear on how we would work together.

My fees are from £45 per session.

Training, qualifications & experience

2015 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Manchester College

2012 Graduate Certificate in Counselling - Salford University

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work according to their principles and ethical framework.

My experience has been gained through working in an NHS service helping individuals through life limiting illnesses as well as bereavement and loss. I have also worked in a local community setting, EAP services, as well as my own private practice in central Manchester and across South Manchester.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are from £40 per session.

Availability

Currently my work is primarily online or by telephone so I can be very flexible with my availability and offer sessions in the evenings and over weekends.

Optimised Personal Wellness
Rational House
64 Bridge Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3BN

Altrincham
Greater Manchester
WA14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Claire Booth

Claire Booth