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Claire Shaw - Children and Young People Counsellor MBACP Accredited

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20
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About me

I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor who has over 13 years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing troubling emotions that may be impacting upon their mental and emotional health and well-being, issues including :

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • sadness/unhappiness
  • worried
  • depression/low mood
  • anger
  • bereavement/grief
  • lack of confidence
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship/friendship problems
  • family problems e.g divorce, separation, conflict

I provide a safe and confidential space in which the young person can safely and freely explore their feelings surrounding any issue they may have. By gently helping them to talk about what is on their mind, the young person is able to come to a better understanding of themselves and their emotions.

Some young people, especially younger children enjoy the creativity aspect and so I may involve the use of creative activities to help the young person explore their feelings, especially if they are a little nervous and reticent in talking.

For bereavement counselling there could be drawing, writing down feelings, working through and completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings surrounding their loss.

I work with children and young people aged 7 to 21 and each session will be tailored to the individual needs and age of the child and young person.

Please feel free to contact me with any more questions that you may have about my service.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 13 years’ experience counselling children and young people. I have worked as a College Counsellor for over 12 years, counselling students one to one for a wide range of issues, in a sixth form college.

Prior to this I worked in 5 secondary schools with 10 to 13 year olds as a counsellor for Off the Record, a counselling service for children and young people.

I continue to work in primary schools counselling 6-11 year olds with varying issues including anxiety, low mood, bereavement, self-esteem and anger management.

I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am on the BACP Professional Register for Counsellors. I am DBS checked.

I qualified in 2007 as a Person Centered Counsellor and I then did a post qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in 2008.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


Additional information

£50 per session

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Claire Shaw - Children and Young People Counsellor MBACP Accredited

Claire Shaw - Children and Young People Counsellor MBACP Accredited