Claire Brierley - MBACP Dip Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Hi and welcome to my page, my name is Claire Brierley and I am a MBACP registered DipMBACP Integrative Counsellor & Sleep Therapist. I am highly trained and offer a seamless approach to counselling. Using Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT strategies I can help you explore and unpick real life issues and traumatic events.
I have supported children, adults and families across Cheshire for 21 years and take pride in providing a comfortable space and a non-judgmental approach to my support services for adults and children.
I can help you explore feelings of mental and physical distress. These symptoms can manifest themselves in feelings of low self-esteem, mental health issues, stress, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, guilt, shame, anger, loss, isolation, substance misuse and emotional and physical abuse. I offer a professional, confidential and safe service of respectful, empathic counselling for clients to explore and understand their own insights and perspectives of experiences and issues, to enable them to resolve difficult feelings and subsequent unwanted feelings and behaviours. Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems in a confidential manner. I offer a warm, friendly relaxed environment to help you at this point in your life. When issues are causing you emotional pain/upset and you are struggling to resolve them counselling is the route to take. I provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings and help you find your own insights into understanding your problems.
Counselling can help avoid prescribed medication or can be used alongside medication. You may be offered counselling as a single session, as a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or as a longer course that lasts for several months or years. This will be discussed within the first session. An initial free consultation over the phone is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Safeguarding Children
- Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling - MBACP
- Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training
- Attachment & Trauma Training
- The effects of Drugs & Alcohol on Children
- Autism Training - Early Birds & Signet Programme
- Mindfulness and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
- Cheshire Young Carers
- Sleep Scotland - Sleep Therapist
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Adults - £45.00 per session
Children - £40.00 per session
Couples - £50.00 per session
Families - £50.00 per session
Flexible evening appointments available
Saturday mornings available
9am-5pm availability Mon-Fri
Counselling can take place
Face to face -for counselling to be effective, you need to build a trusting and safe relationship with your counsellor
Individually with a partner or in a group
Over the phone
Mindfulness is a form of therapy that is recognised by the Department of Health and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence as a practiced skill for stress-filled lives. By incorporating strategies into our lives we can prevent breaking down or becoming mentally ill.
Relaxing the mind and recognising the here and now with meditation and visualisation
Reconnecting with simple moments in life with appreciation and gratitude
Breathing techniques to relax body and mind
I am a trained sleep therapist and specialise in supporting children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy. I can assist all adults and children to gain a better night’s sleep and reap the benefits of a healthy sleep programme.