Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart

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About me

I'am a fully qualified experienced BACP counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore some of the difficulties you maybe experiencing. Life can feel like a challenge at times, and you may feel alone or confused in who you can turn to- I have helped people combat depression, anxiety, take risks, gain self confidence, feel more fufilled and obtain the self knowledge that leads to healthier, stronger and more satisfying relationships. I run a private practice located in York, as well as working in a clinic in the centre fo York. I work with adults in both open ended as well as brief therapy, offering a one-to-one therapeutic relationship that will respect your individual needs, your unique history, your particular aims and goals.

Therapy can be help many issues such as :

* Anxiety
* Social anxiety
* Low self-esteem
* Communication problems
* Relationship issues
* Trust and intimacy issues
* The effects of abuse
* Truama (including accidents and assualts)
*  Grief and loss
* Seperation and divorce
* The effects of adoption
* Loss and bereavement

Making an inquiry

To arrange an initial free consultation you can email, txt or make a phone call. I have an answer phone, where you can leave a private message, and I will endeavor to return your call the same day.

Feel free to call me or txt me on 07921155989 or email at I will be happy to answer any of your questions or to make an initial appointment.

We can arrange a consultation on a agreed time and date. This will take place at my private practice which is conveniently based near in the centre of York, near the station.

The Healing Clinic

I also work as a counsellor for The healing Clinic in the centre of York opposite the museum gardens, located in The Club museum, YO1 7DN. For further information you can go to or do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Initial Meeting

This initial meeting gives us the opportunity to explore what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it. This also gives you a chance to bring any questions or concerns that you may have about therapy and the way we may work together. I work on a sliding scale based on what you can afford, and can offer some reduced fee places for people on low income and students.

What To Expect

Sessions take place at the same time, on the same day every week and are 50 minutes in duration. You are free to make an ending at any time, but I usually suggest that we take one or two sessions to round up the work, and this gives you the opportunity to explore further options.

My practice offers individual one to one sessions or I can also work with Skype. I see people from all walks of life and provide a safe and private setting in which to explore your problems. Counselling can offer you the freedom to find a way forward so that you can live your life in a fuller and more satisfying way. It can be one of the ways to overcome difficulties and make the changes you may be seeking.

I work in a way, which means the therapy is individually tailored to suit your needs, and includes both long term in depth psychotherapeutic work as well as short term solution focused counselling. I believe that it is important that you choose someone to work with that you feel comfortable. I offer an initial appointment, free of charge, to explore whether what I provide will best suit your needs.

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.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


My usual fee is £40, but I do operate on a sliding scale according to what you can afford. I can also offer reduced fee places for students and people on low incomes.

Further information

My private-practice is conveniently based, inside the beautiful picturesque historic walls in the centre of York, just a few minutes walk from York train station. Once we have arranged a meeting, I am happy to provide further directions if needed.

Maps & Directions

York, YO24

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


8.00am-7.00pm Mon-Sat

Types of client

Young people
Older adults