Clare Acheson

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Belfast, County Antrim, BT5 5DY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and  accredited member of BACP, I use an humanistic Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years and have been fortunate to have gained experience in a variety of settings i.e. school, community, crisis response and private practice. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.

Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I will help you explore whatever difficulties you may be facing and support you in adapting a healthier, more positive way of living.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert Counselling
Dip Integrative Counselling
Cert Psychological Trauma  level 4
Level 5 Dip counselling children and young people CPCAB

Training and experience

Cert theraputic work with children and young people
Eating disorders
Responding to Critical incidents
Skills for personal development groups
Emotional Intelligence
Anger management
Stress management
working with self harm and alcohol abuse
child exploitation
Self esteem/image issues
Sexual Identity awareness
Practice issues in working safely with trauma
Risk management and clinical assessment
Understanding adolescent trauma
Suicide prevention
Working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Creative therapies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information


As rooms are booked in advance and paid for, a full cancellation fee applies

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

'' i can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination ''

James Dean

Source Wellbeing Centre, 330 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT5 5DY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Clare Acheson
Clare Acheson