Claire Whitney

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MSc, BSc (Hons), MNCPS (Acc.)
Available for new clients
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for personal development? Or support with a specific life event or issue, from the past or now?  

I am an NCPS registered Counsellor serving the Newcastle under Lyme, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent area in face to face and online sessions. 

I work at a charity supporting women and men over 16 years of age who have experienced abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self harm. I provide staff support for a mental health charity and have ten years of experience working in the NHS and have five years of experience working in corporate environments.

I work hard to understand you so that you can understand yourself and the pain and problems you are experiencing.  I want to hear the real you. 

By working in this way I have supported people as they make changes in their lives or as they change their view of themselves.  This is a real privilege. 

I really encourage you to take your time to find a therapist you feel comfortable and safe with. Please make contact with me and we can arrange a free phone/online consultation. Ask me questions, get an idea of how I work and see whether we are a good fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

As well as working in private practice I work at a charity supporting those affected by childhood sexual abuse and trauma.  I have experience in agencies dealing with work related stress, bereavement, relationship issues and anxiety and depression.


  • MSc Counselling Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Neuroscience

In-depth training on:

  • Sexual violence
  • Domestic abuse
  • Rape
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger
  • Relationship issues
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Female Genital Mutilation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Please contact me with any questions you have and I will respond within 72 hours.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Claire Whitney
Claire Whitney