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About me

A warm Hello to you. My name is Claire and I believe everyone has the potential to grow from their challenges.

I am a qualified therapist of 10yrs working with a Relational-Psychodynamic approach. A bit of a mouthful really, but all it means is that I deal with a wide range of issues such as general anxiety, work related issues, bereavement,  depression, feeling sad, and low in self confidence.

As your counsellor I will provide a welcoming safe space to explore and work through whatever you might want to bring to your sessions. 

Therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness coupled with the development of reflective skills can be used at managing anxiety, as well as learning practical techniques to improve your general well-being.

At the heart of our work together will be mutual respect and empathy. Exploring together and reflecting on your feelings will give us a chance to really appreciate  what might be going on for you, as well as allow us to tailor the work for your unique needs. 

When people talk about mental health it can sometimes turn into a list of words, but whatever you might be dealing with it will most likely have developed over time (not for everyone of course). But generally through our unique life experiences we tend to manage difficult feelings in our own ways. This sometimes can be counterproductive for us. Part of our work might mean we have an opportunity to explore this and work towards eventually replacing some of the things you struggle with and work towards nurturing more positive and life affirming behaviours.
I was trained at The Manor House London Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling co- founded in 1985, and is highly regarded as Psychodyanamic institute.

To really give you an understanding of what this all means I suggest to get in contact for a free no obligation comprehensive consultation.

I am based near the centre of York just a 5 minute bus ride or a 15 minute walk from the train station.

 Our initial consult will last 50 mins. I will invite you to share and explore what has brought you here. Depending on how you feel we may set a few focus points together.

On the same note, it's important to hold in mind that you might not be certain on what you want to work on or why you find yourself here and that's ok too.

Whatever the challenges I love the work I do and hope you get in touch!

If you have any questions you can contact me through email or text to arrange a consultation. I am usually able to reply on the same day.


Text message: 07921155989

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and adhere to their ethical framework, for good practice in Counselling, and Psychotherapy. My work is grounded in psychodynamic therapy, as well as using a person centered, integrative approach. which means I can work in a developed way that suits the persons need.

I am currently in private practice, and work with the NHS in York. This involves working alongside doctors that refer clients to me from different ages with mental health, and physical issues.I have extensive work and experience operating for the public, volunteer and private sectors in physical and mental health roles .

My clinical experience, knowledge and caseload involves, working with adults, students and people of all ages, backgrounds, disabilities and cultures that have physical and mental health issues. I have in-depth experience in dealing with deep rooted conditions, in which I can provide long term psychotherapeutic work.

I have extensive experience supporting women, providing counselling in the surrounding community of York. I deal with a wide range of issues such as discrimination, abuse, violence, depression, anxiety, self esteem, child-parent conflicts, adoption, social anxiety, and relationship difficulties.

I am part of a psychotherapeutic group that discusses social and political issues around mental health. I am also passionate about educating the public about mental health issues, and have gone so far as creating and presenting psycho-educational workshops to groups of students based at York St John’s University.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Skype and phone services. If you would like to find out more please contact or send me an email.


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

My usual fee is £45, depending on available places I can offer reduced fee places for students and people on low incomes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tues- Thurs

4.00- 9.30pm 

Further information

My private-practice is based in Holgate a 5 minute bus ride or a 15minute walk from York train station. Once we have arranged a meeting, I am happy to provide further directions if needed.

York, North Yorkshire, YO24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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