Claire McDonough MCHypDip Couns, BSc (Hons) PG Dip, PG Cert Supervision

Claire McDonough MCHypDip Couns, BSc (Hons) PG Dip, PG Cert Supervision

Claire McDonough Therapies
Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre
5 To 7 Waddington Road

01200 539031 / 07736 067981

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About me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a fully qualified Advanced Hypnotherapist registered with Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapists (CAH) and an integrative counsellor.  I am also a clinical supervisor, a life coach and a personal development trainer. I offer a friendly, easily accessible and practical approach to help you solve your problems in our comfortable and welcoming practice in Clitheroe Lancashire.

I use a range of different techniques including Advanced Hypnotherapy, Person Centred Counselling, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Gestalt Therapy, Clean Language, Ideodynamic therapy and Transactional Analysis.

My whole career of 35 years plus has been spent supporting people through their problems and helping find solutions.  I have worked in a variety of different settings including family support, womens' health, education, NHS, research and private practice.  During this time I have heard so many recounts about lives, relationships, expereinces and problems, enough to understand that each problem that is brought to therapy is unique and as such needs an approach that is designed specifically for that individual. 

If you are interested in hypnotherapy, but maybe you have some doubts, worries or questions, call me and talk it through and then make a decision once you know


I am a qualified clinical supervisor.  I have a wide range of experience of therapy in different settings.

I offer clinical supervision to students and qualified therapists both as individuals and in groups.

I am based at our centre, Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre in Clitheroe, in the Ribble Valley.  This provides a comfortable and confidential environment in which to explore your needs in supervision. Please see "Fees" for the cost of the sessions.

I also offer a visiting service to organisations who require a number of employees to receive supervision at a time.  Please contact me to discuss your needs and the cost of this service.


Special interest in pain management and anxiety

Contact me 07736067981

Training, qualifications & experience

    Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy

    Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision

    CPD Level 3 Award in Child Counselling

    Ideodynamic Therapy

    Working with Couples and Relationships

    Post Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

    RNMH (registered nurse qualification)

    BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology

    City & Guilds 7307 Adult Teaching Cert

    Certificate in Self Hypnosis

    Life Coaching

    Talking to Young People About Drugs and Alcohol

    Risk Management for Managers,

    Drug Awareness.

    Child Protection and Domestic Violence,

    Common Assessment Framework Introductory & Lead Professional

    Working With Grief

    Child Protection,

    Parent Group Leader Training (The Incredible Years,  Webster Stratton).

    Positive Parenting (Thameside and Glossop) facilitators course.

    Domestic violence MARAC.

    Anger Management Facilitator

Member organisations


Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        As a qualified counsellor, I also offer hypno-psychotherapy.  This type of therapy is often useful for more complex problems where you may also need time to talk through your problems, for example, long standing eating issues, weight control, addiction, anxiety, and anxiety related problems.  If you think that this may be useful for you and want to know more, please get in touch and we can talk further about your needs.

        If you don't see what you are looking for on the list, please contact me, by telephone - 07736067981, by e-mail -

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        In some instances it is appropriate to combine hypnotherapy with counselling. This is particularly useful when dealing with more complex issues, or when the source of the problem is not easily established, in this case the rate is £65 per session

        Hypnotherapy £75 per session. Reduced rate £65

        Hypnopsychotherapy £65. Reduced rate £50

        Couples/Relationship Counselling £55. Reduced rate £50

        Counselling £47 per session. Reduced rate £40*

        Life Coaching £50 per session. Reduced rate £45*

        Student counsellor counselling rates £35 per session

        Clinical Supervision £40 per hour

        Student Counsellor/hypnotherapist/Life Coach £30 per hour

        Group Supervision

        5+ people / 2 hours
        £45.00 per person

        4 people / 2 hours
        £55.00 per person

        3 people / 2 hours
        £60.00 per person

        Meditation and relaxation £45 per session. Reduced rate £40*

        Reiki £45 per session. Reduced rate £40*

        Pain Management Group £6.75 per session

        *Reduced rates for those on some benefits, proof of receipt of benefit must be shown at first appointment*

        Further information


        You can ring for an informal chat to see how hypnotherapy may be able to help you. There is absolutely no obligation and no expectation for you to book an appointment at that stage unless you felt ready to.


        There is lots of on road parking and a pay and display car park nearby

        Concessions and low income

        If you are on a low income or having difficulty paying the full fee please contact me to discuss this, don't give up at the first hurdle. This may apply to students, pensioners, individuals in receipt of benefits or those on a low income.


        Both day, evening and Saturday morning appointments are available

        Cancellation policy

        There will be no charge if cancellations are made with more than 48 hours notice.
        The full fee will be charged if less than 48 hours notice is given.
        The full fee will be charged if a client fails to attend their appointment without prior notification.


        I accept referrals from GPs and other health agencies, medico-legal companies, insurance companies and other health professionals. Please contact me directly to discuss fees.

        Clitheroe, BB7 2HJ

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Monday 9am to 5pm Tuesday 9am to 6pm Wednesday 9am to 6.45pm Thursday 9am till 5pm