Claire Stewart MBACP Accredited counsellor and Psychptherapist
Life is challenging. Emotional and physical pressures may cause you to feel unable to cope. For many, counselling can be the first step towards unburdening and addressing their difficulties.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor practicing for over 8yrs I am here to help, overcome the struggles and stresses you may be carrying.
You may feel exhausted, fed up and helplessly alone with your feelings. It could be you are experiencing, relational difficulties, self doubt, anxiety, depression or possibly feeling a sense of unhappiness or loss. Over time these things can wear us down, and run the risk of damaging our self belief.
My therapeutic approach can offer a rare opportunity to reflect on the past and how it might influence the present. This can create the motivation to challenge old and unhelpful patterns. With support you can gain insight in how to address these things. This in turn will create a genuine sense of self worth and empowerment over the struggles you may be carrying.
I work and offer short term or long term counselling. It is therapeutically centred around your unique and individual circumstances, with the intention of creating and finding resolution to the difficulties you may be going through.
My therapy space is welcoming and spacious. It is a condfidential place where you can talk and share freely.
My practice is locally based. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment feel free to get in touch by phone or email.
You can visit my website: https://claire-stewart.wixsite.com/yorkcounselling/location-site
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering sessions on Skype and telephone, once things have calmed down I will be returning to my practice offering face to face counselling.
Making an inquiry
To arrange an initial free consultation you can text me on 07921155989, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org I am usually able to reply the same day.
I offer an initial appointment, free of charge, to explore whether what I provide will best suit your needs. This first meeting gives us the opportunity to explore what has brought you to therapy and what you might hope to gain from it.
What To Expect
I generally offer sessions on a weekly basis and although sessions tend to be in the late afternoon or evenings, we can arrange a time and date that will suit you.
My practice is based in Holgate, near the centre of York, about a 5 minute bus or a 15 minute walk from the train station, for more information please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a post graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and Psychotherapy, awarded by The Manor House Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling, as well as a Certificate in counseling skills from Oxford University. I have also studied and written on group psychotherapy.
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, and I am subject to their complaints procedures.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, gender issues, depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, child-parent conflicts, adoption issues, 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.
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
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
I also offer Skype and phone services. If you would like to find out more please contact or send me an email.
My usual fee is £45, depending on available places I can offer reduced fee places for students and people on low incomes.
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.