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Claire Rimmer
Lead Addiction Therapist

Claire Rimmer gained her BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology with Health Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University between 2000-2003 prior to joining Priory Group in 2003. On joining Priory Hospital Altrincham in 2003 Claire gained extensive experience of working with patients in both acute adolescent and adult acute services as a Health Care Assistant.

In 2006 Claire progressed into the role of Therapy Assistant in the Addictions Service, and alongside this commenced her counselling training, qualifying as an Integrative Counsellor in 2010. Following this Claire developed into the role of Addictions Therapist, gaining over two years’ experience of delivering an inpatient treatment programme for addictions via group therapy and one-to-one interventions.

In February 2013 Claire became the Lead Therapist in the Addictions Service at Altrincham, leading a highly skilled team of dedicated individuals that continually strive to provide high-quality treatment and programmes embedded within an evidence-based philosophy, supported by NICE guidelines.

Training

Claire graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Psychology with Health Studies. She then completed a Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Graduates) at The Open University in December 2005.

Claire has always been interested in working with Addictions and Mental Health and whilst beginning her career at Priory she went on to train as an Integrative Counsellor, becoming fully qualified in October 2010.

Following this qualification Claire went on to work towards FDAP Accreditation, gaining NCAC, National Certification of Accredited Counsellors in 2011. She has worked in the field of addiction since 2006, and to date has dedicated over 15 years of her expertise and experience to Priory’s Addition Services.

Qualifications
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts, Stockport College, February 2007
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Stockport College, January 2008
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in The Theory and Practice of Counselling, Stockport College, October 2010
  • Bachelors of Arts with First-Class Honours in Psychology With Health Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2003
  • FDAP, National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC), by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals, June 2011
  • FDAP/AC Introductory Certificate for Drug and Alcohol Counsellors, November 2009
  • The Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates), The Open University, December 2005

When I sit and think about why I do what I do, the phrase “How far do you go to help and alcoholic? All the way and one step further” comes to mind. Being an Addictions Therapist is at the heart of who I am as a person. I feel privileged to be able to deliver an evidence-based service to all the patients and their families I work with, meeting them at what is often the most difficult and vulnerable times in their lives.

As a committed team we offer a safe, supportive and compassionate programme of recovery that is evidence based, to guide patients and their families back to a happy and fulfilling life free of the chains of addiction.

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