About me

Psychotherapist. Therapy Line: talking therapy for mental health difficulties.

My name is Claire Homewood, I’m a psychotherapist, living and working in Greater Manchester. I provide a combination approach of  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Counselling, tailored to meet  your needs.

After gaining a Degree in  Psychology in 1998, I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2001. I undertook further training, qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2014. I set up The Therapy Line in 2016 with the aim of improving access to therapy and offering therapy in a convenient and cost effective way.

To date I have over 20 years experience working with people therapeutically, both individually and in group settings. I have worked predominantly in the NHS and also for charitable organisations and private companies. I continue to work part time within IAPT services, providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to patients within the NHS. I keep up to date with training and engage with regular professional supervision, enabling me to utilise some of the latest advancements and techniques. In 2022 I undertook an intensive training and supervision programme and am now certified in trauma focused CBT.


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing

In addition, I am a qualified group worker and trainer, having developed and delivered training related to mental health and addiction to staff and patients within the NHS, Armed Forces and community organisations.


BABCP accredited
EABCT accredited
Professional standards authority accredited register

I abide by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) professional and ethical codes of conduct and have been a fully accredited member as a Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist since March 2016. You can find my listing via their online CBT Register here: CBT Search Results (babcp.com). The CBT Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

I am also an accredited member of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Home – EABCT and a member of the World Confederation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. WCCBT – World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

I have professional indemnity insurance through Hiscox Insurance Company and also subscribe to the yearly Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for additional peace of mind.

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