Clare Forsyth

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BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
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York YO62 & YO1
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About me

I'm a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a core model of Transactional Analysis.

My practice room is in a private building tucked away from the hurly burly of day-to-day life. It's welcoming and warm with plenty of light and space.

I work both short term and longer term and hold an enhanced DBS. I attend regular supervision in line with BACP guidance for good practice.

I'll listen to what you tell me about your situation, and using an empathic approach I'll work with you drawing from a variety of theoretical models to tailor your therapy. Often it can be that current issues are set in the frame of what's gone before and so taking time to look back at your early life experiences can really help to understand more clearly where difficulties and patterns have come from and why.

You're the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship. I'll be alongside you as we work together to establish what you need, and I'll support you as you move through your counselling journey. 

Central to my work is feeling safe, feeling heard and seen, honesty and being valued. Throughout the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or use the space to offload and process. Most of all I'll accept you as you are with whatever you bring and however it comes. It's always a privilege to work with clients and share precious thoughts and feelings

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from The Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills from York St John University.
  • I've completed additional training which supports my work with military veterans and neurodivergent clients.
  • I also hold a Masters degree in 'Oriental Studies - Arabic' from Hertford College, Oxford University.


  • I work at Community Counselling Ltd as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor supporting clients with a wide variety of presenting issues. I also work with victims of serious crime and both male and female victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and abuse. I offer anger management counselling.
  • I worked at York St John University Communities Centre as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for several years.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition, I'm experienced providing therapy for adults with issues including parenthood, twins, men’s issues, domestic violence (both male and female), non-recent childhood emotional and sexual abuse and sibling estrangement.

I also have direct experience working with neurodivergence - Autism, ADHD and  military veterans.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Counselling sessions are £55, with the first session discounted £30.

The initial phone call is always free of charge and lasts 15-20 mins. If you'd like to proceed with counselling after that point, we'll book an appointment.

I currently have no appointments available  in York, Malton or Sinnington.

Please enquire for waiting times.

When I work

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If you do not see a day you can make please do enquire as appointments come up from time to time.

Further information

What will our first session look like?
Coming to your first session can feel daunting as it's a first step, and often the hardest step to take. I appreciate there's a lot that happens before getting to the therapy room!

This initial session is for you and I to get to know each other a bit and decide whether we're a good fit.

Once we've discussed the importance and limits of confidentiality, I'll do an assessment and we'll look at the reasons you've sought therapy at this time and what you'd really like to get out of it - where you'd like to see yourself. I'll be able to give you some clarity on how we can work together and how your therapy might look.

Sinnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO62

Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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