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Claire Stewart MBACP Accredited counsellor and Psychoptherapist

York, North Yorkshire, YO24
07921155989 07921155989

About me

Life can feel like a never ending chanllenge. You don't have to struggle by yourself.

I offer a working therapy which is tailored to enabling ways to move forward that will suit your unique and personal circumstances.

It could be that you are experiencing self doubt, anxiety, depression, covid related isolation or possibly feeling a sense of ongoing unhappiness.

You may sadly have lost or are in the stages of losing a loved one and just need the time and support you deserve.

Or you may have been feeling like this for a long time- either way this can go on to damage your everyday life making it hard to grasp a true sense of self. You may be thinking where do I even begin?

Counselling can give you the healing space to question and understand why you feel the way you do. As a qualified and experienced therapist I provide the time and space to resolve and bring important issues to light. This is with the aim of building new emotional tools and skills in managing the challenges you are facing.

I have been working in York from my private practice for 8yrs. Previously I have worked for the NHS, and similar counselling foundations. I take pride in offering a quiet and welcoming spacious room. I have an accesible washroom, and provide a comfy couch or if you prefer a chair to sit on. The room is privately situated in my house where we can talk and share freely.

My practice is based in York/ Holgate. If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment feel free to get in touch by phone or email.

I hold an Accredited BACP post graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. The training programme is based on psychoanalytic concepts which also focuses on the practical application of psychotherapeutic skills needed for both short and long term work, as well as studying counselling at Oxford University.

My Psychodynamic background in training also means I have the therapeutic and theortical tools to explore and identify the unconscious dynamics that may be creating unhelpful behaviors for you.

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 email at clairestewart341@yahoo.co.uk I am usually able to reply the same day. You can also leave a text message on 07921155989

Initial Meeting
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 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.

Member organisations


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

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.

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.


Tues- Thurs


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.

North Yorkshire

Key details

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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.

street parking

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Claire Stewart MBACP Accredited counsellor and Psychoptherapist

Claire Stewart MBACP Accredited counsellor and Psychoptherapist