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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 you’re 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, also i deal with any presenting issuing 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 support 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 are for 50 minutes, your first sessions 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

4 Years experience of working with clients who has or had Alcohol and Drug related issues

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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


Please contact me for availability.

Further information

Hypnosis working with:-




Weight Loss


Relationship Issues

Stop Smoking



Exam Sucess


Sexual Issues

plus many more

Greater Manchester

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Claire Bracegirdle

Claire Bracegirdle