Claire Lloyd MBACP
My hope for us all is that we will flourish in our lives - take the opportunities life presents and live life to the full in whatever way this means for us personally. Sometimes we need some help to flourish, either because we are not sure where we want to be in life, or how to get there. Sometimes due to specific barriers like unhappiness, depression or anxiety we get stuck.
How counselling can help
Whether you are aware of a specific problem, or are experiencing general feelings of not being able to move on, dissatisfaction, or would just like some space to explore options, then counselling can be a really positive step forward.
Counselling and psychotherapy is non-directive, I would not give you advice or tell you what to do. But I do offer a safe confidential space and the skills to help you explore what is going on for you, understand where issues come from, consider what you may may want to change and how to implement these changes.
Our first session is an opportunity to ask questions and explore what you would like to gain from therapy and how we may work together. There is no obligation to continue if you do not wish to.
Areas I can help with
I am able to help with a wide range of issues and concerns which include:
- generalised anxiety disorder
- feeling sad
- panic disorder
- family issues
- separation and divorce
- low self esteem
A broader list of areas is also included below.
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and offer both long and short term therapy for individuals using an integrated approach of Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focussed Therapy. I use my therapeutic skills to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I will assist you to make the changes you want, in a way that is comfortable for you.
My background is in social responsibility, professional development, project and event management and hospitality with more than 20 years experience across the private, public and higher education sectors. I have extensive experience of coaching and mentoring in the workplace and helping people to consider their career directions, skills they want to develop and their interpersonal skills.
Where I work
My practice is based at the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy (SMCP) in Heaton Moor, Stockport, where I currently see clients on a Thursday and Friday evening. SMCP is very easy to get to from the Stockport and Manchester areas, with local parking available, bus services on the doorstep and is a 10 minute walk from Heaton Chapel train station.
Please get in touch to find out more and/or book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed fours years advanced training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and hold certificates in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills.
I also have a background in professional development and am an experienced coach and mentor.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £35 per 50 minute session.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic I am not taking on new clients at present. You are welcome to enquire about starting once face to face sessions are able to resume.
I provide response to enquiries via email only.