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Claire Ratcliffe

MBACP/UKCP - Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Couples Therapist
Stockport SK1 & Manchester M21
07830 906 822 07830 906 822

About me

There are many reasons why people choose to come to therapy. For some, it can be a sense of discomfort, an internal struggle, or perhaps an external trigger has pushed you towards seeking support.

Therapy can be an empowering process, supporting you to reconnect with yourself, to notice and take care of your needs, bringing you self awareness, healing, and a deeper sense of security.

I work to provide clients with a safe and attuned therapeutic experience. This gives you the space to look at old patterns of behaviour that are no longer serving you, supporting you to make healthier changes, moving you forward into a place of authenticity.

My main training and theoretical background is Transactional Analysis & Integrative Psychotherapy.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy for adults, couples, and groups.

I am committed to providing a confidential, secure, and supportive environment to explore and work through your difficulties.

If you have any queries, or would like to arrange a session please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have been working as a therapist since 2010, and have been working with couples and other variations of relationships since 2013.
Alongside my private practice I have have experience working within units specialised in working with those who have experienced sexual abuse/assault and areas surrounding this. I have also worked within prison services providing individual and group Psychotherapy for women who have experienced trauma.

I have extensive experience counselling staff within the NHS, and within local GP surgeries. I spent several years facilitating stress & anxiety training for staff who work within the NHS. In addition to this, I have significant experience working within Mental Health Rehabilitation services.  

I provide individual and group supervision for various workplace organisations in the UK.  Please see my supervision profile for more details.

Relationship & Couples Counselling

I am a qualified relationship therapist, and have been working with couples, polyamorous & other relationship variations since 2013.
I work with heterosexual relationships & those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Relationship therapy allows you to work through issues in your current relationship, look at how past relationships may be affecting your current one, and explore ways of improving and strengthening your relationships in the future.

Relationship/Couples Therapy Training

• Advanced Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
• Advanced Certificate in Working with Affairs & Trauma
• Workshop: TA (Transactional Analysis) and Working with Couples
• Workshop: Can We Repair After the Affair
• Workshop: Forgiveness After the Affair
• Workshop: The Symbiotic Power Struggles in Relationships
• Workshop: Domestic Abuse Awareness
• Workshop: BDSM/Kink
• Workshop: Infidelity & Trauma in Relationships

Psychotherapy & Counselling Training

• Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis & Integrative Psychotherapy (2016-2020).
• Certificate in The Theory & Methods of Relational & Integrative Psychotherapy (2021-2023).
• Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2008-2012).

• Certificate in Counselling Skills
• Certificate in Counselling Concepts
• 101 Transactional Analysis Certificate
• Advanced Certificate in Trauma Informed Therapy.
• Certificate in Supervision - Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
• Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders
• Certificate in Working with Therapy Groups

Neurodiversity Training

• Certificate in Understanding Autism (ASD)/Asperger Syndrome                                    
• Workshop: The Inner World of Asperger’s
• Workshop: Introduction to Child Development
• Workshop: Neurobiology & Human Development
• Workshop: Understanding ADHD
• Workshop: Neurodiversity

Short Term Courses
• Foundation Training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
• Diploma in Social Care
• Certificate in Child & Adolescent Studies                                                                    
• Workshop: Transgender Awareness
• Workshop: Development of the Self
• Workshop: Attachment Theory & Psychotherapy
• Workshop: Metaphors in Therapy
• Workshop: Psychology of Sexualised Trauma
• Workshop: Working with Addiction

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

Telephone & Online sessions available

Supervision for both qualified counsellors, and counsellors in training.

Staff support / Clinical & Reflective Supervision within organisations (Individuals & Groups - See Supervision Profile)

I accept EAP referrals (Employee Assistance Programme)

Photos & videos


EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • WPA

Additional information

Session Fees

Individual Therapy Session: £55 (50 minutes)

Couples Therapy Session: £70 (60 minutes)  

Supervision Session: £60 (60 minutes)

The fee for group supervision varies depending on the number of supervisees in the group & the duration of the session. 

* Health Insurance & EAP’s are accepted, however fees may vary due to administration costs. 

Telephone and online (Zoom) sessions
are also available.

I run a private practice in Stockport which is conveniently located within walking distance from the train station and major bus routes.

I am within easy reach from Marple, Glossop, Cheadle, Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Altrincham, Central Manchester, Wilmslow, Didsbury, Chorlton, and other surrounding areas.

I regularly upload posts about all things therapy related on Twitter - @CR_Psych
or you can find me on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/CRCounselling

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.  If I am unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.  All calls, emails and texts are treated with the strictest confidentiality


Daytime & evening appointments are available on weekdays.

Telephone and online Zoom sessions are also available.

I accept clients worldwide.  

Further information

To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I enhance my professional practice by regularly working in supervision, therapy and participating in professional learning programmes.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) & UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.

I am fully and comprehensively insured.

I hold a current and up to date DBS.

I offer supervision for qualified counsellors, and counsellors in training.
Please refer to my supervision profile. Alternatively contact me via email or telephone for further information.


All therapy I provide is confidential. There are some situations, however, when I will not guarantee this. If I consider you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else I will break confidentiality. However, this is discussed and agreed between us at intake.

The Labyrinth Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate

5-7 High Lane
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I completed my Supervision training at The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy in January 2015. I offer supervision for both individuals & groups.

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Claire Ratcliffe

Claire Ratcliffe