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Sessions with Claire Davey
Hi my name is Claire Davey, I run Jigsaw Counselling. I offer face to face sessions in Scarborough and York and Skype and Telephone sessions to anyone from anywhere in the UK. I have been practising as a qualified counsellor for eight years and have worked with vulnerable people of all ages within the mental health sector for over 20 years. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
I work relationally with clients using an integrative approach. This means I can utilises the most productive elements of a variety of therapeutic techniques. This giving you more choice around which type of therapy you want. Some people for example want short term therapy to enable them to have a number of coping strategies to help with various things that are affecting them from day to day in the here and now. Were as others prefer longer term therapy, that helps them to understand themselves on a deeper level, to recognise what has formed them and made them who they are today. Exploring their history and life patterns.
I am committed to understanding your individuality and will tailor sessions to your requirements. I hold a Masters in psychological therapies alongside my counselling degree. The sessions will be led by you and will always be individually tailored, professional and impartial.
Why you may be considering therapy?
Individuals generally come to me if they are experiencing problems in the areas of work, relationships, health, grief and bereavement, depression or anxiety. However, there doesn't always need to be a reason to access therapy. Some clients attend sessions with me just because they feel something is wrong but are not sure what that is. Counselling can give you the space to talk things through and gain some clarity on your feelings.
I offer a safe environment in which you will be listened to and assisted in making sense of whatever brings you to counselling.
What Does a Counsellor Do?
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counsellors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, space, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. The aim is to reduce confusion and enable clients to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.
Counsellors assist the client with the analysis of processes and problems that contribute to a reduced level of well-being. The processes involved could relate to childhood experiences or as a result of trauma or abuse. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a therapist and client offers a unique and confidential environment in which these complex processes can be safely approached.
I am a qualified supervisor and hold a Certificate in Supervision and am currently working towards gaining a UKCP Accredited Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I provide clinical supervision on a one to one basis and in a group setting. I offer person centred integrative supervision including elements of CBT, psychotherapy, TA and Gestalt. I pay particular attention to processes and embodied responses. I specialise in working with trauma (in particular rape and sexual abuse) and the impact this can have on therapists. I recognise the important of self care.
I aim to work with you to identify your needs and to establish a pattern and style of supervision appropriate to you. I am committed to regularly reviews with you to ensure your potentially changing needs are being met and ongoing growth is encouraged.
When considering my experience, I currently work part time as a counselling tutor at a local university and am the clinical supervisor for a rape crisis service in York. Prior to this I worked within the NHS for a number of years as a clinical lead within an IAPT service. I have a wealth of experience in working with a multitude of clients who present with a number of complex mental health diagnoses.
Students Supervision and Personal Therapy
I currently teach counselling at a local university and have provided therapy to university student for eight years. When considering personal therapy there doesn't always need to be a reason to access therapy. Some students attend sessions with me just because they feel something is wrong/ need it for their course. However, as we start to unpack you will see the benefits.
I hold a BPS Approved Certificate in Supervision and offer supervision to both qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, social and healthcare professionals and trainees. My approach is humanistic integrative and I welcome working with therapists of all orientations. I offer a creative, confidential and supportive environment for you to explore your concerns and enhance your self awareness and professional development. I specialise in working with trauma (in particular rape and sexual abuse) and the impact this can have on therapists. I recognise the important of self care. I aim to work with you to identify your needs and to establish a pattern and style of supervision appropriate to you. I am committed to regularly reviews with you to ensure your potentially changing needs are being met and ongoing growth is encouraged.
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