Claire Shaw - Children and Young People Counsellor MBACP

Claire Shaw - Children and Young People Counsellor MBACP

Greater Manchester


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About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor who has 12 years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, low mood, anger and other complex and difficult emotions. The aim of counselling is to provide a safe space in which the child or young person can explore their feelings surrounding an issue and become better able to understand and express those feelings. For younger children this could involve creative drawing, model making, working through and completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings and exploring ways to cope when difficult feelings arise.

My special interests are in that of anxiety and bereavement but I also offering counselling for all other problems that children and teenagers may present with, such as depression, relationship/friendship difficulties, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and anger issues.

Each session is tailored to the individual needs and age of the young person.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2007 as a Person Centered Counsellor.

I then did a post qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in 2008.

I have 12 years’ experience working with children and young people. I have worked as a College Counsellor for over 11 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 an outreach counsellor for Off the Record.

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

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am on the BACP Professional Register for Counsellors.

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Accredited register membership


£50 per session

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M20

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people