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Claire Lloyd MBACP

Stockport SK4

About me

I am available for both face to face and online sessions.

Both my lovely therapy rooms allow for distancing of more than 2 metres and a full risk assessment has been carried out which will be shared with you so we are both kept as safe and well as possible. 

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:

  • anxiety
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • feeling sad
  • stress
  • redundancy
  • panic disorder
  • family issues
  • depression
  • loneliness
  • separation and divorce
  • low self esteem

A broader list of areas is also included below.

About me

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.

I have worked with people for more than four years, the last two of which have been in private practice.

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 in Beckwith House in the centre of Stockport and at the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy (SMCP) in Heaton Moor.

I see people from early morning through to the evening on a Wednesday in Stockport. My spacious room is on the sixth floor and accessible by both lifts and stairs and is suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Beckwith House is in the heart of Stockport, very close to both bus and train stations as well as public car parking.

I also see clients in Heaton Moor on a Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm. 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.

In addition I work online via Zoom and can see clients from any location via this medium. I am available online flexibly throughout the week and on a Saturday.

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Transactional analysis


Fees are £40.00 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I provide response to enquiries via email only.

Beckwith House
1 Wellington Road North

6 Moor Top Place
Heaton Moor
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I am available for both face to face and online working.

I offer face to face appointments on a Wednesday in Stockport and every Thursday and Friday in Heaton Moor.

Types of client



Claire Lloyd MBACP

Claire Lloyd MBACP