Simon Baverstock

Simon Baverstock works as a psychotherapist here at the York Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“Integrative Relational Psychotherapy embraces an attitude that affirms the inherent value of each individual. Its practitioners seek to respond appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective (feeling), behavioural, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning, and address as well the spiritual dimension of life.” Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy

Simon writes:

“I use my experience of relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it, how you relate to others and what might be getting in the way of your happiness, satisfaction or achievement. People thrive in environments of safety, nourishment, appropriate challenge, truth, trust and consent. I co-create an environment that facilitates personal exploration, change and growth.”

For those who use British Sign Language, I can arrange for a Level 6 B.S.L. Interpreter with a Level 2 qualification in Counselling to assist in our sessions. Please contact me for details.


I work with adults weekly or more often (usually for a minimum of six weeks) who struggle with or feel overwhelmed by aspects of their lives. This might include a relationship, emotions or personal difficulties. Within a strong, supporting alliance, you can reach attainable goals. 


I have worked with individuals with a wide range of experiences which included

  • relationship difficulties
  • anxiety
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • 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 adults who experience psychosis and Dissociative Identity Disorder.


I charge £50 for each psychotherapy session of sixty minutes duration. 

Training and Experience

I began working with clients in 2012 while training for a Masters level diploma in Integrative Relational Psychotherapy at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (S.C.P.T.I.).

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 am an Associate Training Member in relational counselling at S.C.P.T.I..

What happens next? 

For more information you can visit my website You can contact me by phone, email or text and we’ll arrange a convenient time to discuss what you are seeking from therapy and how I might support you to achieve that.

Simon sees clients at the York Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-7:30pm. To book an appointment with him, please contact the Clinic on 01904 709688, send him an email on or contact him directly on 07969 756876.