Claire McCluskey is a Senior Accredited counsellor with the BACP, with over 12 years professional counselling experience

Claire McCluskey
M.Sc. B.A. Relate Cert C.C.
Registered Counsellor BACP & UKRC

Coast Road, Rhyl, LL18 3PL
07551 529 386

About Claire McCluskey

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have built a strong clinical practice of over fifteen years with extensive experience in the fields of addictions, relationship and family counselling, work with young people, sexual health, workplace issues and mild to moderate mental health issues.

I have developed an integrative style of counselling, drawing on generic counselling (Masters Degree) initial training as well as psychodynamic and systemic training and practice (RELATE Northern Ireland), motivational interviewing and solution focussed practice (Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service ) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles in Mental Health counselling (Primary Care Counsellor in Wales). I work in with longer term and shorter term contracts of counselling work.

I obtained a psychology degree in 1992 from Queens University, Belfast and a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown in 1998.

I nursed in the area of women's and sexual health for several years, until focussing more exclusively on counselling.

I have worked with young people in the area of sexual health problems particularly sexually transmitted infections and addictions.

I have obtained the Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling 2003 I am a Systemic Practitioner (Post Grad Cert in Couple and Family Counselling, 2008) so can counsel family members.

In recent years I have developed and delivered counsellor training at the Queens University Belfast (Advanced Diploma of Person Centred Counselling, a BACP accredited course). I have supervised counselling students completing their Diploma in Counselling at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, at different stages of their placements (on university register of accredited counsellors).

In the past five years I worked in the area of adult mental health as Primary Care Counsellor in Gwynedd (North Wales) with issues like mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

I also work as a Workplace Counsellor in the NHS and offer counselling in solution focussed work through Employee Assistance Programmes like BUPA, PPC, Capita, Retail Trust and Right Corecare Management.

Despite my level of expertise, my fees are moderate. I offer evening, daytime and some weekend availability for appointments in a professional discreet premesis with car parking.