Claire Law

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PG-Dip, MBACP (Accredited)
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Preston, PR4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello.  I'm Claire and I’d like to tell you something about the way I work as a therapist to help people like you to find freedom from what holds you back.  


I’m a Preston-based Counsellor and Psychotherapist.   I offer compassionate, care-filled counselling for a range of issues.  

I began training as a counsellor in 2012. Since then, I’ve completed a post-grad qualification in Integrative Psychotherapy as well as achieving BACP Accredited Counsellor status.   I’m currently employed part-time as a counsellor in Higher Education.   

I’ve experienced for myself the impact of burnout and how psychotherapy can be transformative.  I previously worked as a High School Teacher and with autistic and learning disabled adults as well as within the charity sector supporting unpaid carers.  As such, I’ve got plenty of life experience to help me to empathise and connect with people in my therapy work.      


I offer a simple process for working together.  

1.  Make contact with me via the Counselling Directory form to let me know you're interested in counselling.

2.  We can then arrange a free 20-mins phone or video call consultation.  In this, we'll chat through what you are looking for from counselling. You can ask any questions you have. 

3.  I can then email you details of some of the practicalities involved in working together. 

4. You can decide whether you'd like to book an initial counselling session.  In this first session, we'll collaborate so we're both clear on what you want to gain from therapy.   Most people opt to then meet weekly at the same time.  You're free to decide how many sessions feel right for you.  


Areas I specialise in:

  • Grief / Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Autism and ADHD - I am neuroaffirming
  • Burnout
  • Relational trauma

I can also offer Single Session Therapy if you feel you have one specific issue you’d like to explore in a one-off session.  If this is something you feel you’d benefit from, do get in touch.  


"It was a very good and beneficial experience. Claire was lovely, helpful, professional, and very easy/nice to talk to. She was helpful in providing good coping techniques that have helped my anxiety and I would recommend her to others 100%"

"I can’t thank you enough for your support over the last 15 weeks. You provided a calm and comfortable environment and guided me through a journey to explore my anxiety. You helped me address difficult emotional thoughts and feelings and highlighted self-help tools to help me understand anxiety. This helped me reach a level of peaceful acceptance: anxiety no longer controls my daily life, and I now have a much more positive and happier outlook."

Training, qualifications & experience

I began training as a Counsellor in 2012. Since then, I have completed a Post-Graduate university qualification in Psychotherapy. I have experience of Counselling in a range of settings, and currently work part-time as a Counsellor at a university. 

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Burnout
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parental alienation

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per 60-minute session Face-to-Face. 

£50 per 60-minute online session.

I can also discuss whether you might find a 90-minute Single Session Therapy (SST) appointment helpful.  This process includes a tailored support plan emailed following the session, which is charged at £100. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss my current availability.

Further information

ICO Registered

Enhanced DBS

Lea, Preston, PR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I can facilitate sessions in wheelchair accessible premises - please contact me for further details and to discuss any accessibility needs.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams