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About me

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I am an Integrative Relational psychotherapist and use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Together we might explore ways to notice or address what is getting in the way of your aims, happiness, fulfilment or goals.

I work with adults weekly who struggle with or feel overwhelmed by aspects of their lives. This might include a relationship, events, emotions or personal difficulties. Within a strong, supporting alliance, you can reach attainable goals.

Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.

Psychotherapy with me involves a journey of exploration, an examination of the components or bits of your life that you struggle with and a search for new ways to view yourself, or others, or your environment to attain a balance and life harmony.

I use the CORE - Outcome Measures forms periodically through my clients' journeys, usually every 6 to 8 weeks. It's a way for us to monitor the effect and direction of your journey in therapy.

You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange an appointment. Please leave me a message of what you're looking for if I am unable to answer your call. I will return your call when it is convenient. I aim to respond to all calls within 48 hours. I look forward to hearing from you.

I have worked with people with a wide range of experiences, some of which included but were not limited to chronic sadness, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, low self esteem, bereavement, end of life, suicidal thoughts, anger, obsessive behaviour, alcoholism, drug use, domestic violence, sexual violence, depression, childhood sexual abuse, and/or panic attacks.

I welcome and have worked with people with experience of psychosis and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

I invite you with warmth and respect to explore subjects of your choice with me at your pace. Confidentiality will be maintained unless I believe your life or someone else's is in danger, when I am compelled to break confidentiality by a court of law, or where information disclosed during a session is of such gravity that confidentiality cannot reasonably be expected to be maintained, for example, in cases of fraud or crime.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Associate Training Member on the advanced diploma in Relational Counselling at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute and began working with clients in 2012 while in training there for a diploma in Integrative Relational Psychotherapy.

In 2014 I co-founded Northern Lights Therapy Service in Scarborough which specialises 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 in practice.

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 the leisure and manufacturing industries.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

For more information please visit my website www.simonbav.clinic. Thankyou.

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From £35.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £50 per sixty minute session in York and £40 per sixty minute session in Scarborough.

Some concessions are available.

I prefer payment in cash and you may pay by direct debit or BACS transfers.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am available for face to face psychotherapy in Scarborough on Mondays and in York on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30am and 7:30pm.

I look forward to hearing from you.

York Clinic For Integrated Healthcare
296 Tadcaster Road
YO24 1ET

The Base
46 Cross Street
YO11 1HP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please specify if you require wheelchair access or other environmental conditions, eg. light sensitivity. I can also arrange for a B.S.L. interpreting counsellor to join us for those who have profound hearing loss.

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Simon Baverstock

Simon Baverstock