About me

Welcome to Cliviger Counselling, a professional counselling service based in Cliviger near Burnley, run by myself, Shaun Reade. I am a fully qualified and highly experienced counsellor, and a registered member of the BACP, the professional body that regulates counsellors and psychotherapists.

Having worked with many hundreds of clients from all backgrounds, I can help with a whole range of issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, relationship problems, to name just a few. As well as seeing clients privately, I also undertake work from a variety of private health insurers who demand high standards and real results from their counsellors.

I provide a confidential, compassionate and empathic environment as well as real help and support to my clients enabling them to move forward and feel better. My practice could be described as ‘integrative’ as it is grounded in a range of theoretical approaches to counselling. My training was in the Person Centred approach, but through continuing professional development I can also call upon other theories such as Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic Theory and more humanistic approaches when appropriate to help you to move forward, gain insight into yourself and into whatever it was that brought you to counselling.

I would recommend counselling to anyone – it’s a great way to improve your mental health and wellbeing, whatever might be troubling you. There really is nothing to lose and so much to gain and I will be delighted to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch or use the online booking facility on my website if would like to make an appointment- there's lots more information and prices etc on there so just click the link. Thanks.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an honours degree in Sociology and a professional qualification in counselling. I am also a registered member of the BACP which is a regulatory professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists to ensure my work meets with extremely high standards of practice, and I undertake regular professional development and further training to ensure I keep up to date with best and current practice.

In terms of experience, I have been qualified for almost 10 years and have worked in private practice in Burnley and Manchester City Centre throughout that time. I have also worked voluntarily in a drop-in centre in East Lancashire. These diverse environments have allowed me to build a wealth of experience of working with people from a huge range of backgrounds, with a great variety of reasons for accessing counselling.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

My fees range from £30 - £80 per session depending on the service being offered. Further details of my fees and the services available are shown on my website, but please feel free to call, text or email me if you need more information or to make an appointment.


Appointments are available straight away either during the day or in the evening.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.