Claire MacIntyre Registered MBACP (Accred)
A compassionate, supportive, experienced, counsellor, I work with issues around; anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger, miscarriage, post-natal depression, bullying, domestic and sexual abuse. I work with adults, teenagers and children.
If you’re browsing counsellor profiles, you’ve probably been considering contacting a counsellor for a while. Whether you are new to counselling, or returning, meeting a new counsellor can be daunting, and so I’ve written a few words, to give you a flavour of how I work. You are welcome to email or call me for more information.
How Can Counselling Help You?
Counselling can help with:
Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, bullying, and domestic or sexual abuse.
Do you regularly experience feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, anger, confusion or apathy?
Counselling can help you to name you feelings, identify your cues and triggers, and work towards managing your feelings, to develop a more purposeful, rewarding, enjoyable Life.
Do you have periods of low mood or depression, or feeling that you have lost your momentum or way?
Counselling can help you to identify thoughts, patterns, and relationships that contribute to the way that you think about yourself.
How I Work
As a registered, accredited member of BACP, I will work within an ethical framework, and listen to you talk about anything that is bothering, or concerning you.
Without a personal investment, I can listen objectively. I will support you to develop your cohesive story, conducive to; healing your past, and developing strategies, resilience and hope for your Future.
As our counselling relationship develops trust and depth, you can explore more of your story. When our story is genuinely heard, received without judgement, and emotionally held, we can learn to:
- Listen and respect our internal voice
- Gain resilience and courage
- Look from a different perspective that allows clarity and re-evaluation
- Develop self-compassion
- Heal and grow, take small risks and change
Within a session I will listen to you talk about anything that is worrying you, without judgement or criticism. I won’t offer advice, and will provide the space and support for you to develop, so respecting your ability to explore and find what is best for you. This process parallels that of independent problem solving, while providing the comfort and reassurance of a non-judgemental supporter, as you start to formulate your own decisions.
My background, of 19 years in learning, and human development, means that I work with behaviours, thoughts, and feelings, and can tailor counselling to respect how you process and assimilate information.
I offer a free 30 minutes session, where you can ask questions about counselling and my working style.
Our first session will last for an hour and 20 minutes for individuals and 1 hour and 30 minutes for couples. If we are in agreement, we will continue with the session for the remaining 50 minutes. Future sessions will last 50 minutes. I offer both short and long term therapy.
Through my counselling with adults, students, young people and teenagers, I have worked with depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, relationship issues, loneliness, sexual and domestic abuse, and self-harm. My experience has been that; while many people have problems or difficulties in Life, people who come into counselling, want to do something about their problems!
I bring an acceptance of the individual with their unique strengths and attributes. Your abilities and potential may feel well hidden at the moment, and through counselling, we can locate them together!
You are welcome to email or phone me with your questions about counselling.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Humanistice Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Brain Development in Children and Young People
Trauma in Childhood
Solution Focused Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
First 30 minutes Free of Charge
£35 per session (50 mins)
£50 per couple (60 minutes)
Reduced rates for students and low income £25 per session