Simon Baverstock B.A.(Hons), PgDip. UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist.
My name is Simon Baverstock and I am a UKCP registered, accredited psychotherapist. I base my practice on a Gestalt, developmental model. Psychotherapy is a powerful tool. Talking about yourself or issues with an objective psychotherapist in an environment of warmth and respect can help bring lasting change or healing when you are aware of aspects of your life you cannot change alone.
I work with people who have a wide range of experiences which can include but are not limited to PTSD, anxiety, low self esteem, bereavement, family issues, anger, obsessive behaviours, alcoholism and drug use, domestic and sexual violence, depression, sexual abuse, panic attacks and end of life.
I welcome and have experience working with people with experience of psychosis and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
I provide a safe and confidential* environment of warmth and respect to explore subjects of your choice with you at your pace. *Three criteria where I cannot maintain confidentiality are where I believe your life or someone else's life is in danger; when directed to break confidentiality by a court of law; or when information disclosed during a therapy session is of such gravity that confidentiality cannot reasonably be expected to be maintained. This will apply, for example, in cases of fraud or crime.
People thrive in environments of safety, nourishment, appropriate challenge, truth, trust and consent. A relational psychotherapist together with their client co-create an environment that facilitates exploration.
What happens next?
You can contact me by phone, email or text and we'll seek to arrange a mutually convenient time for you to come to meet me, to explore how I might support you, our compatibility, and what you are seeking from therapy.
Once we proceed, with a contract to meet for an initial six sessions, usually at the same time each week, we work at your pace on the subjects of your choice. I will ask questions, in order to clarify my understanding of what you tell me, and construct an assessment of you to determine a plan or direction in therapy best suited to supporting you, in your situation, to bring about the outcomes or goals you seek.
After six weeks we will review the journey so far; what has worked, what you have noticed, what we might change. If you wish, we contract for a further six weeks until you decide you have achieved your aims. I find that with regular reviews we keep the therapy on track to achieving what you want.
In York I work with a Level 6 Interpreter (Level 2 in Counselling) to assist clients who use British Sign Language. Please contact me for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began working with clients in 2012 in my fourth year of postgraduate training for a diploma in Integrative Relational Psychotherapy at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute.
In 2014 I co-founded Northern Lights Therapy Service in Scarborough which specializes in the treatment of adults who have profound childhood experience of sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and/or sexual violence, trauma and exploitation. I remain a director there.
Prior to my psychotherapy training I gained a B.A. (Honours) degree in theology and Christian ministry in 1997 and worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and youth work with periods in churches and the leisure and manufacturing industries.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual abuse
I charge from £40 in Scarborough and £42 in York for each session of between fifty and sixty minutes duration, beginning with six sessions meeting weekly. Much can be achieved in brief targeted therapy, at other times a longer term is realistic.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||In York I work with a Level 6 Interpreter (Level 2 in Counselling) with clients who use B.S.L..|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Please specify if you require wheelchair access or other environmental conditions, eg. light sensitivity.
I currently have appointments available in York and Scarborough.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|