My name is Claire Homewood, I’m a psychotherapist, living and working in Greater Manchester. I provide both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Counselling in a flexible and convenient way, designed to suit your needs.
After studying psychology at University, I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2001. I undertook further training, qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2014.
To date I have over 16 years experience working with people therapeutically, both individually and in group settings. I have worked predominantly in the NHS, however also for charitable organisations and private companies. I spent ten years working within addiction services therefore have a wealth of knowledge in changing behaviours. More recently I have worked within IAPT services, providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to patients within the NHS. I keep up to date with training enabling me to utilise some of the latest advancements and techniques within this field. Consequently this enables me to successfully meet the needs of those I work with.
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.
- B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
- Diploma in Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certified practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming
- Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
In addition, I am also a qualified group worker and trainer, having spent over five years developing and delivering training to staff and patients within the NHS in the field of mental health, in particular using psycho-social interventions to affect change.
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.