About me

Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I help clients with emotional issues that arise through relationships, work, health and loss in order to restore balance and gain perspective. Most of the time we can face these with the support of family and friends but sometimes they can feel just too overwhelming. Having the space to talk to someone objective and completely focused on supporting you through a difficult time can bring emotional relief and clarity.

Based near Macclesfield in Cheshire, I offer a private confidential counselling practice for adults facing challenging personal and work life issues. Set in a tranquil rural setting,  clients can experience a safe and private environment in which to relax, talk, share and explore the challenges they face.

Gaining counselling qualifications over 20 years ago, I have worked with clients in the voluntary and private sector using the main principles of person-centred therapy with elements of other therapeutic models when appropriate for the client.  In addition I have an extensive background within the commercial sector, so can offer clients genuine empathy on the challenging dynamics in this environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 1997

Private counselling practice - www.mindspacetalk.co.uk

Affiliate Counsellor - Health Assured Ltd

Voluntary Counsellor - Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre (East Cheshire NHS Trust)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sleep problems


Additional information

£45.00 face-to-face counselling

£35.00 telephone/email counselling


Monday to Friday (with flexibility for evening appointments)


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Claire Mather

Claire Mather