Claire Stewart PgDip MBACP Accredited Psychoptherapist
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Therapist with a relational approach, based near the centre of York just a 5 minute bus ride or a 15 minute walk from the train station.
In every challenge or struggle there is hope to be found. It is important that you get support in a time of loss or anguish. Therapy can be a profound space to reflect on your needs.
As a experienced therapist who trained in part at Oxford University I can provide the expertise for resolving or coming to terms with issues that were previously thought too difficult to manage. I offer long or short-term work depending on what might be the best fit for you.
Previously I have been part of the NHS. I also worked behind the scenes for numerous mental health charities, such as Helen and Douglas hosipce based in Oxford. My experience has been working with youth and adult clients in and around the UK including Hull, parts of London, Oxford and Swindon. I am currently choosing to work from my private practice in the beautiful city of York.
Building tools and skills are essential in dealing with emotional stress in life. Part of the way I work means at times you have the chance to explore your past and how this may influence your present.
Not everyone will have to do this, but it is interesting that many of the life lessons we experience in childhood can over time become part of how we view ourselves.
The simple idea being that by understanding your past it will give you insight, power and opportunity to make meaningful changes. This part of therapy can certainly be exciting and thought provoking experience to have.
If you have any questions or just are curious to know more do feel free to contact me through email or text to arrange a free initial consult.
It's important that you feel comfortable in taking the first step towards therapy.
Whatever you may be going through you can rest assured that we will be working together in a way that will suit you.
You can email me at: email@example.com
I am usually able to reply the same day.
You can a leave a text message on 07921155989
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For now-I am offering sessions on Skype and telephone. Once things have calmed down I will be returning to my normal face to face counselling.
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.
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.
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, 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.