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Claire Davey- Counsellor, Supervisor and Counselling Tutor for Students

About me

About Me

Hi my name is Claire Davey. I run Jigsaw Counselling Service. I am an experienced counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor offering independent private counselling in the Scarborough and York area. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. I have over 20 years experience of working within vulnerable people who present with a number of different mental health issue.

Because We Believe in What We Do

The first appointment is at the reduced cost of £20 as it gives you the chance to get to know me a little, to decide if you are comfortable with me and my style of therapy. We are confident you can be helped without too much financial burden. It is important that you find the right therapist. I am sure we will be able to to help you. Feel free to come and chat with me and see how I can help you to live the life you want to live.

Why you may be considering therapy

Individuals generally come to me if they are experiencing problems in the areas of work, relationships, health, grief and bereavement, depression or anxiety. However, there doesn't always need to be a reason to access therapy. Some clients attend sessions with me just because they feel something is wrong but are not sure what that is. Counselling can give you the space to talk things through and gain some clarity on your feelings.

I offer a safe environment in which you will be listened to and assisted in making sense of whatever brings you to counselling.

What does a counsellor do?

Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counsellors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, space, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. The aim is to reduce confusion and enable clients to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.

Counsellors assist the client with the analysis of processes and problems that contribute to a reduced level of well-being. The processes involved could relate to childhood experiences or as a result of trauma or abuse. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a therapist and client offers a unique and confidential environment in which these complex processes can be safely approached.

How I work

I work relationally with clients using an integrative approach that utilises the most productive elements of popular types of therapy used today.

Its About You

I am committed to understanding your individuality and will tailor sessions to your requirements. I hold a Masters in psychological therapies alongside my counselling degree and can integrate different approaches to suit your needs. The sessions will be led by you and will always be individually tailored, professional and impartial.

What It’s Not

There are some misconceptions about what happens in counselling and for some there is a fear that if you don’t know what is ‘wrong’ then attending counselling won’t help. This isn't the case, there doesn't need to be a ‘reason’. If you don’t feel ‘right’, then talking things through will give you the space to gain some clarity on you're feelings.

Free telephone consultation

Should you wish to understand a little more about how I work, or indeed what counselling is all about, please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute telephone consultation. This will help you to decide whether counselling is suitable for your needs at the moment. Where we go from there is entirely your choice, and you are not in any way obliged to continue with the work if you feel that you do not wish to do so.

Look forward to hearing from you,


Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Claire Davey and I am a fully Registered BACP Counsellor.

I have a masters in psychological therapies and a degree in counselling. I abide by the code of ethics set down by the British Associations of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I am also a qualified supervisor and hold a Certificate in Supervision and am currently working towards gaining a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Due to the fact that I have worked within the NHS for a number of years as a Clinical Lead within an IAPT service, I have worked with a multitude of different people who present with a range of different mental health problems.  I have also worked with students and young people offering both short and long term therapy to them in a safe and confidential environment.  I currently specialise in trauma and work part time for a rape crisis service offering clinical supervision to other therapists who work within the organisation.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


I currently charge £40 per hour for individual therapy and £45 per hour for clinical supervision.  This is a reduced rate due to the Corona Virus outbreak and the high demand for therapy online and Skype as a result.


I offer a reduced rate to students- please call for more information.

Further information

My practice offers

Short or long term individual therapy
A confidential service
A free 30 minute get to know you session over the phone
A Practitioner experienced in working with both male and female clients
Brief and Focal therapy (Generally 6-8 sessions)
Employee Assistance Programs
PTSD/Trauma work
Clinical supervision

Areas of experience

I have had experience of treating a wide variety of conditions, and also specific training in many areas of counselling. These include...

General counselling - Trauma counselling - depression counselling - anger management counselling - divorce and relationship counselling - destructive behaviour counselling - work related issue- panic attack counselling - anxiety counselling - phobia counselling - obsessive compulsive disorder counselling - sexuality counselling - retirement counselling - bullying counselling - accident and personal injury counselling - infertility counselling - bereavement counselling - eating disorders counselling - weight problem counselling - postnatal depression counselling - low self esteem counselling - stress counselling - self harm counselling - postnatal depression counselling - unresolved childhood issues - menopause counselling - mid-life counselling.


North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Downstairs Rooms available and wheelchair access via a ramp into the building.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme



Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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