Claire Wright

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MSc. Psychol, BA Hons Couns, dip.couns. Dip.sup
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Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23
Limited availability
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About me

Hi, and welcome. Writing a profile is always difficult because I want to be sure I include everything you might like to know. So anyway…

My name is Claire and I am a person centred counsellor which means that I believe that the relationship between you and I is fundamental to the outcome of the therapy. This kind of counselling is lovely and places you at the heart of the counselling. No ‘telling you what to do’ no ‘my advice is’ and no ‘you should’. We work together to determine what you would like to do and even if you don’t know yourself I can support and guide you towards the results you want. These may be past issues which are impacting you in the present, they could be something that’s happening now, whatever it is we can work on it together and make those changes.

There is no magic wand and change cannot happen overnight but it CAN happen.

My counselling journey…

I completed a counselling skills level 3 in 2016 which was the start of my journey. Doing this, I knew this was the right path for me. In August  2019 I qualified as a counsellor after 3 years of training. Not easy by any means but it meant I could do what I do best… helping others.

I spent the next year working voluntary, gaining experience and was lucky enough to have a wide range of different issues and people whilst staying at the charity organisation I completed my course placement hours in.

In 2020 I begun the BA in Counselling degree to further expand my knowledge and skills to enhance my practice. I still continued at the organisation as a volunteer seeing clients at this time. I gained this qualification in 2021.

I continued my education in 2021 by moving on to a MSc degree in Psychology, which again enabled me to further expand knowledge whilst continuing my voluntary client work at the same place. I achieved this degree in 2022.

I took on a role as an associate counsellor for the organisation in Feb 2023.  I feel now I have gained sufficient qualifications and experience to move in to my own practice.

I have experience in issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, relationship problems, Domestic Abuse, Abuse in other areas, personality disorders, stress and many other areas.

I can rent a room in Blyth, Northumberland for face to face client work. I also work remotely using telephone, zoom or even WhatsApp if that’s the easiest for you.

I work short term, long term whatever length you feel you need.

I am registered with the BACP (MBACP) and with the ICO. I comply with the BACP guidelines for counsellors and with the Data protection act

Thankyou for reading my profile and I hope to speak to you soon


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP and the ICO. My qualifications are:

  • MSc in Psychology 
  • BA (Hons) in Counselling
  • HE Diploma in Counselling level 5
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision level 5

I qualified in 2019 as a Counsellor after three years of training. I followed this by a year of voluntary counselling work to gain experience. I then started on the BA in counselling and then MSc in Psychology. I currently do voluntary work and work as an associate counsellor. I am looking to work more in private practice. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

All sessions run for 1 hour

My fees are £45 for face to face counselling session

£35 for telephone sessions and concessions

£35 for supervision for counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability at this time is 

Friday 10 until 3

Further information

I have experience in but not limited to:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Domestic abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • LGBTQ + issues
  • Family issues
  • Self worth
  • Stress

And many other areas.

Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23

Type of session

In person
Claire Wright
Claire Wright