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Counsellor, Supervisor and Counselling Trainer/ Tutor

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 Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and 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 in supporting people at times of difficulty who present with a number of different mental health issue. 

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 qualified registered member of the BACP Counsellor and a Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

I have a masters in Psychological Therapies and a Degree in Counselling. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and supervisor.  I hold a Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision and EMDR.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality

Additional information

I currently charge £50 for individual counselling, EMDR and supervision per hour. 

Further information

Areas of experience

I have had experience of working with a wide variety of issues, and specialise in Trauma and Sexual Violence. Some of the areas I have worked with previously include:

trauma and PTSD - sexual and domestic abuse-depression -  anxiety -anger management  - divorce and relationship counselling - destructive behaviour counselling - work related issue- panic attack 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 -  low self esteem counselling - stress counselling - self harm counselling - postnatal depression counselling - unresolved childhood issues - menopause counselling - mid-life counselling.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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


In person

I am a qualified experienced supervisor and counselling tutor (to students who are undertaking a BA in Integrative Counselling).

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