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MBACP Dip Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

Additional information

Adults - £45.00 per session

Children - £40.00 per session

Couples - £50.00 per session

Families - £50.00 per session

When I work

Flexible evening appointments available

Saturday mornings available

9am-5pm availability Mon-Fri

Further information

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
By email

Mindfulness

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
Yoga positions

Sleep Therapy

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.

Ellesmere Port Masonic Club, 141 Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Plenty of Parking