Clair Tibbit MBACP

Clair Tibbit MBACP



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About me


After my counselling training at the University of Cambridge I spent the next seven years working for mental health charity MIND, counselling clients who were experiencing a wide variety of problems including depression, bereavement, addiction, relationship issues and work related stress.  Previously I worked as a voluntary counsellor for ADAS a service for clients with problems relating to drug, alcohol and other addictions. In 2008 I started my own private practice while I was living in Essex and now I have relocated to York and continue to work within my own practice. I have a therapy room at Millers Yard in central York just off Gillygate. I also work as a NHS Primary Care Counsellor in some of the GP Surgeries in York and Tadcaster.

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment in which to talk through your thoughts and problems and reflect on past and present events with a knowledgeable, non-judgemental professional. It gives you a confidential place to 'let off steam' and express your feelings. It encourages us to take an honest look at our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be preventing us from moving forward. It helps us to find ways of changing these overwhelming emotions in a way that will take us to a safer and more secure place.It can often provide an environment to understand and learn about ourselves so that we can take control of and responsibility for our lives

How I work

As a counsellor I will listen and try to help you explore and make sense of your current feelings and behaviour, we may identify patterns that have their roots in your past experiences. As counselling progresses you may gain insights and work with me to find more helpful ways of coping with your problems and feelings.

Coming to counselling can often be seen as a journey and sometimes the first step is the hardest step. However every journey starts with one step, and maybe you have taken that first step today by looking at this website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
University of Cambridge. Awarded April 2008
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling
University of Cambridge. Awarded October 2005

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My rate for a 50 minute session is £40 for individual counselling and £50 for couples.

Maps & Directions

York, YO31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I see clients on a Thursday during the afternoon and evening.

Types of client