Claire Bracegirdle

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Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, Cognitive behavioural therapist and Hypnosis, based in Mossley. I believe in providing affordable counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I comply with the BACP Ethical Framework, value people regardless of their ability to contribute to costs, their social status, ethnic origin, religious or sexual orientation and I respect your confidentiality.

I understand the demands of life, and that is why I take a more practical approach to the way I deliver support. I have vast experience in dealing with clients on a 1-2-1 basis and have one goal in mind and that is to help you feel better sooner rather than later. I know that when your mind is not in top shape that your entire outlook on life can be affected, you will always be greeted with a smile here and leave with an even bigger one on your face.

I have experience of working with children and a vast experience of working with adults who struggle in life with addictions and Mental Health, also I deal with any presenting issue that may be having an impact on your life.

If you are interested in making some personal life changes, and you want to be the person you have always dreamed of being, or even wanting help to deal with life issues, either send me an email or call me to arrange an appointment.

I offer counselling at many locations all over the North West of England, and more importantly at times that suit you.

How counselling can help

Counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do. It is about listening to you without judgement, enabling you to explore your thoughts and feelings. It is about helping you gain new perspectives about yourself and supporting you in resolving your difficulties as well as helping you find new ways of coping with a greater sense of control and choice in your life.

What happens in a session?

Each session is for 50 minutes, your first session is offered at a reduced rate of £20.00. The first session covers the counselling contract, confidentiality and an initial assessment. We will explore your reasons for counselling, your expectations and how we will work together. The number of sessions required will be discussed at your first session depending upon your issues and what you want to gain from therapy. There will be no pressure or obligation to continue with sessions, the choice remains with you.

Payment methods

  • Cash or bank transfer


  • Street parking
  • Public transport

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 1 Counselling Skills
  • ABC Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • ABC Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Diploma in Hypnosis
  • Bereavement and Loss Counselling
  • Debriefing Traumatic Events
  • Civil & Commercial Mediator
  • Workshop on Visioning - Ten Steps To Designing The Life Of Your Dreams
  • Aspergers Awareness Training
  • Child Protection / Safeguarding Children
  • British Red Cross First Aid at Work
  • British Red Cross Automated External Defibrillator
  • Family Life & Supporting Parents
  • Years of experience working with clients who have or had Alcohol and Drug related issues

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
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£30.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Initial assessment £20
  • Person Centred Therapy & (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £30 per session
  • Hypnosis starts from £40 per session
  • Couples £50 per session. Reduced rate if paid upfront for 6 sessions or more.
  • Telephone and Face time Counselling available at £30 per session
  • Concessions available for children, students and pensioners
  • Employment Assistance Programme and Organisations - fees upon request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me for availability.

Further information

Hypnosis working with:-

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Weight Loss
  • Mediation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stop Smoking
  • Self-Esteem
  • Confidence
  • Exam Sucess
  • Relaxation
  • Sexual Issues
  • plus many more

Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Claire Bracegirdle
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