Claire Whitney MBACP, MSc Counselling Psychology, BSc (Hons)




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About me

I offer person-centred therapy in a safe and relaxed environment.  I can work with you for a few sessions or I’m here as long as you need me for.  I offer my skills and experience to work along side you in a non-judgemental way, allowing you time and space to explore what you need, enabling you to make changes as your journey develops.

Working in a person-centred way means that you are at the centre of the work.  There is no formula or agenda and you are the most important person in the therapeutic relationship.  It is about you.

I will not judge you, but will accept you as an individual whom I am privileged to know.  I want to empower you as you find clarity and growth.

I am based in Newcastle-under-Lyme in a discreet therapy room where there is ample free parking, walking distance from the bus station.

I am also based in Crewe and Alsager.  There is also free parking at both locations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and have a background in pharmacy and holistic therapy.

In addition to my private practice I work in a charity for domestic and sexual abuse; and have experience in agencies dealing with work related stress, bereavement, relationship issues and anxiety and depression.

As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics and have regular professional clinical supervision.


·         MSc degree from Keele University in Counselling Psychology

·         BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Nottingham in Neuroscience

In-depth training on:

·         Sexual violence

·         Domestic abuse

·         Rape

·         Childhood sexual abuse

·         Child abuse and neglect

·         Eating disorders

·         Anxiety

·         Depression

·         Stress

·         Low self esteem

·         Anger

·         Relationship issues

·         Suicide

·         Self-harm

·         Female Genital Mutilation

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


I offer a free, no obligation, initial 30 minute session where we can discuss how we might work together, what challenges you wish to work on, and answer any questions you have.

Further information

Sessions last for up to an hour, usually weekly, depending on your needs. 

There is no obligation at all to return for a full session.  It is important that you find a therapist who you feel you would be able to work with to gain the most out of the sessions.  Here we could discuss how we will work together.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle, ST5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Weekday evenings, Saturday mornings (9am - 1pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults