Claire Shackleton

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11 Prospect Place Harrogate England HG1 GB



Claire is a UKCP registered therapist, having trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, qualifying as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2005 and has over 15 years of experience.  She worked for 3 years as a Case Manager for a national provider of psychological services.  She uses an integrative approach with Psychosynthesis as her core model.  Claire draws from different methods and techniques to inform her practice, including attachment theory, Transactional Analysis, and Gestalt and uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where appropriate.  Her work values the relationship between therapist and client as integral to supporting the client’s therapy.

In short term work (usually 6-12 sessions) the work can often largely be focused on your particular issues and what you want to achieve.   Over the longer period working through difficulty has the potential to facilitate change through the development of a deeper sense of self.

Specialist Areas

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues including couples therapy
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Life changes/crises
  • loss of meaning
  • Spirituality
  • Work Related Stress
  • Identity
  • Childhood issues
  • Personal Development

I find it a huge privilege to accompany my clients in their journey of unfolding towards a deeper sense of connection to themselves and others, and relational work is at the core of my practice. I am interested in the links between psychological and physical health and in the recent  scientific advances  facilitating our understanding of the nature of our emotions, and the part our brains and body play.  I am committed to integrating this into my work.

I practice to the code of ethics of the UKCP and APP


 PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Certificate in Working with Couples

Certificate in Psychophysical Therapy

 Days of Work

Monday, Tuesday  and Wednesday morning, Wednesday late afternoon/evenings


Individual £50 daytime £60 evening appointments