Claire Williams

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Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Marske-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS11 6HB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Claire - I'm super glad you are here.

I am a Person-Centred therapist and a registered member with the BACP. I adhere to their ethical framework in all my clinical work making sure clients receive the highest form of confidentiality and safety. I attend regular clinical supervision to ensure my business is fit to practice.

I pride myself in my duty of care towards all clients in providing a service that best meets your needs.

My approach is compassionate, kind, warm and friendly. I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the strong, safe, secure and nurturing bond that can be built throughout the therapeutic work. In my own experience as both client and counsellor this trusting confidential connection enhanced my experience of therapy, allowing me to get to a place of self-acceptance, sustainable change, willingness & forward movement.

My approach is non-judgemental and focuses on walking alongside you to empower you to build your inner trust, be self-confident, be able to assert yourself and your thoughts, feelings and needs while acting from a place of autonomy and authenticity.

I will work with you as you begin to notice patterns of relating, feelings, thinking, behaving and support you in choosing what serves you best in moving toward where you hope to be. Through honesty and integrity, I will create a collaborative space where we can explore ways forwards in achieving your goals.

If you find yourself in a place of struggle, illness, discomfort, uncertainty feeling lost, stuck or alone, limiting beliefs preventing you from living a fulfilling life, I can help; Build your Brave, Cultivate your Courage, Show your Strength & Rely on your Resilience.

I will support you in making sustainable changes that will allow you to recognise disrupting patterns/habits, providing you with useable tools/coping techniques to replace these with healthier choices that allow you to fulfill your potential in life.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Practice description

1:1 Face-to-Face Counselling

Clients can prefer accessing their therapy Face to Face if this is you I have a private, confidential, secure and accessible office space in Marske-by-the-Sea. The space has free parking and is also on near to local bus routes.

Room 5 The Lexington Building, TS11 6HB

Longbeck Industrial Estate. The room is only occupied by me, with a comforting and cosy vibe for us to spend your session together. There are toilets and kitchen facilities water will be provided at each session by myself. The session will last 50 minutes.

1:1 Online (zoom) Counselling

In the busy world we live in online therapy is fast becoming a trend. Online gives you the opportunity to access 1:1 counselling with myself from the comfort of your own home, making it more accessible at a time that better serves you and your lifestyle.

ALL 1:1 work I conduct is held in a private location and cannot be overheard or interrupted by others. I also respect the privacy of your home and what may be on show.

1:1 Telephone Counselling

Much like using an online platform Telephone counselling can be preferred by some clients, especially those feeling social anxiety. Telephone counselling again offers you the privacy to access support from your own home with your own comforts surrounding you.

ALL Telephone sessions held by me will be in a private remote location where we won't be interrupted or overheard. Telephone sessions are to be booked as any other counselling session, I politely inform you this is not a crisis line.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4 
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies L3
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills L2
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certification in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • ASIST Suicide First Aid
  • CRUSE Loss & Bereavement Training


  • Emergency First Aid at Work  
  • PTLLS (preparing to teach in lifelong learning sector)
  • AVA (Assessing Vocational Achievement)
  • NVQ Certificate in Management ALA
  • Certificate in Management Principles
  • CACHE Certificate for Teaching Assistants L3 


I have a range of counselling experience working  remotely in an EAP organisation, face-to-face in a carers organisation and also as adult service manager in the charity sector alongside my own private practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

1:1 Session Fees

FREE - 20min phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you. (no obligation to sign up to work with me)

1:1 Initial Assessment - 50 mins - £50 - To set up our work together, contract, goals, risk assessment

1:1 Remote Therapy Session (Telephone & Online) - 50mins - £50

1:1 Face-to-Face Therapy Session - 50mins- £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Unit 5, Lexington Payne Buildings, Longbeck Estate, Marske-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS11 6HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Claire Williams
Claire Williams