Claire Davey, (MA) MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor- Jigsaw Counselling Service
Hi my name is Claire. I am an experienced counsellor 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 clinical supervisor. I have many years experience working with a variety of issues.
I have both group and individual places available for clinical supervision and one to one counselling. In addition to my private practice, I work as a counselling tutor at a local University and Clinical Supervisor for a Rape Crisis Service in York.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- 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
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
I currently charge £40 per hour for individual therapy and £45 per hour for clinical supervision.
I offer a reduced rate to students- £35 per hour
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
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training