Support and Services

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Choice Therapy

Hi, I’m Juliet. Seven years ago I adopted two fabulous children, that experience changed my life and I looked for a change and I trained as a counsellor (after a career in teaching). I studied a three year advanced post graduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and loved it.

I support parents through counselling, support groups and workshops. Working as a counsellor and business owner I realised that we all need support. I love parents to come along to our Health & Wellbeing events and see what’s on offer and find the right support for them. Find out more about my work and events using the link below.

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07910 237983
Address: 1a Wetherby Road, York, YO26 5BS

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Diamonds Inside

I’m Sarah Wilkins, a certified Parent and Teen Relationship Coach and adult education teacher with a background in Psychology and child development. I specialise in in working with the parents of adolescents (10-19 years) to help you navigate this sometimes tricky time in your relationship.

I work one to one with parents, and will work with small groups, to teach you about the changes going on in your child’s head so that you can better understand their behaviour and how to apply the skills of professional coaching to your emerging adolescent. Coaching is outcome, solution and future-focused. It presupposes that you, as a parent, have the answers. It is my job to help you find them so that you can always feel confident in interacting with your pre-teen/teenager.

Uniquely, my 7 step programme is derived from what adolescents said they needed from the adults in their lives as they make this transition through puberty and beyond. The skills of coaching, combined with relating directly to what your children need in their interaction with you, has been shown thousands of times, and across cultures, to help maintain mutually respectful relationships between adolescents and their parents/carers. Worth knowing, don’t you think?!

Sessions are packaged-based (4 week, 8 week or 12 week) depending on the level of support required. The work is confidential and conducted over Skype to allow for the busy lives that parents have.

Member of the British Psychological Association and Association for Coaching.

To book a free 30 min Discovery Session email: [email protected] or ring: 01430 873464

For more information go to my website:

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Reflect – Pregnancy Support

logoReflect is a pregnancy support charity based in York and Harrogate. We provide free, impartial and confidential support to men and women facing an unexpected pregnancy choice and to those struggling after experiencing pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, still-birth and post-abortion. We can offer face to face advice and support at our venues in Acomb and Harrogate, or if this is not convenient, we can also arrange other appointment locations or provide help over the telephone or by email.

Why We Help:

  • 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime
  • 1 in 4 early pregnancies end in miscarriage
  • 97% of abortions in 2013 were carried out solely to reduce the risk of harm to the well-being of the pregnant woman. However, the number of women seeking post-abortion support is rising.
  • Research shows a woman is best able to cope with an unintended pregnancy decision made free from pressure or fear. A woman (and her partner) are far more likely to cope with a decision that has not been rushed, knowing they have made a truly informed choice, even if it is difficult at the time.

We offer this time and space at Reflect, with non-judgemental support and information to help people make the decision best for them. We provide emotional and practical support whatever the outcome and aim to help all men and women access the services they need.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 676710
Mobile: 07517 624750
Address: Reflect, The Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ

Rebecca’s Story

“When I contacted Reflect I literally felt like I couldn’t go on…I thought I had to be strong and ‘get on’ and not show my vulnerable side…I knew they would help me, being specialists in what they did, but I never expected such warmth, love, support and gentle encouragement…Without Reflect I hate to think where I would be now…The pain and heartbreak hasn’t gone away, but Reflect has helped me to see the sunshine through the clouds…I am forever and eternally thankful.”

Emily and Karl’s Story

“Losing two much wanted babies in quick succession last year left Karl and I feeling that our light had gone out and that only darkness lay ahead for us…I was a complete mess and unable to return to work, and Karl’s heart was breaking as nothing he could do or say would comfort me…We can safely say that the day we found Reflect was the day that changed our lives forever…We cannot emphasise enough the importance of the work that Reflect does, or how essential it is that they become more widely recognised so that other people in need can benefit from their incredible support. Their help has had a huge and everlasting impact on our lives.”

Amanda Hall Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist (BABCP accredited)

Caring and compassionate.
Experienced to help with a range of difficulties, PTSD, Pregnancy, postnatal depression, loss and general anxieties.
Please  contact me to discuss if CBT is the best approach for you.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07510325317 (answer machine)

Ashley Parker Therapy

I am a Relate trained therapist experienced in working alongside individuals, couples and families with a diverse range of issues. I take a holistic approach to therapy and use an integrative model, allowing me to work with flexibility and to meet individual needs.
In addition to counselling, I am a qualified hypnotherapist and offer pregnancy and postnatal support through: Counselling, Hypnobirthing Courses, Birth Preparation Sessions & Birth Reflecting/Healing Sessions.
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Hypnobirthing Association.
To book an appointment at York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare, 296 Tadcaster Rd, York Call: 01904 709688

Kyra Womens Project

The Kyra Womens’s Project aims to support women in York to:

·       Make positive life change
·       Make friends, be part of a supportive community
·       Develop skills and strengths to move towards self help and helping others

Kyra works to empower women to make positive life changes. We welcome all women including those at a point of need such as isolation, unemployment, recovery from domestic violence, depression, drug dependency, low self-esteem or mental ill health, etc.
We offer informal support, courses and activities, for example self esteem and assertiveness courses and activities such as relaxation, gardening, singing, therapeutic art, reflexology, craft and one to one support
If you would like to come along please email [email protected] or phone 01904 632332 or just come to the  drop in sessions on Tuesday and Thursday between 1pm and 4pm.
We are at: Kyra, Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ

LA Acupuncture – Strensall

Acupuncturist Louise Adkins BSc (hons), offers Traditional Acupuncture Treatments to help with an array of conditions/symptoms. She has special interest in Fertility Acupuncture for both natural conception and Acupuncture alongside IVF/ICSI treatments.
Louise is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Tel: 01904 501500.

Massage – Joanne Bull

Calm Works is run by Joe (Joanne) Bull and is based at The Loft in Holgate, York. Here you’ll find the Healthy MMMs of Massage, Mindfulness and Meditation with weekly Relax SessionsMindfulness workshopsWell-being Gift Vouchers for you and your loved ones, PLUS there are Loyalty and Reward schemes for regular Clients. 

 07799 145548

Massage – Michaela Scott

Medical herbalist, massage therapist and doula

I am a qualified practising medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) since graduating from the University of Wales in 2008.  This 4 year BSc degree course covered training in general medicine as well as herbal medicine, supplemented by additional clinical training at the Universities of East London, Middlesex and Westminster and a Clinical Examination course at The British School of Osteopathy.

I am also a qualified massage therapist with 16 years experience and have specialist training in pregnancy massage.

I am a qualified birth doula (recognized member of Doula UK) who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) through pregnancy, childbirth and the early post-natal period.

01904 709688

Morag White Antenatal

Antenatal Classes with Morag White, qualified, experienced midwife. You can join classes in group sessions or in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Topics covered include:-
Late pregnancy symptoms
Signs of labour
Coping strategies
How babies are born
When things don’t go to plan
Life after birth.

Contact 01904 641 402 / 07549238124

Osteopath – Alison Jowett

Coming from a background of alternative medicine, from a young age Alison formed a keen interest in holistic treatment by natural methods.

Alison Jowett trained for five years full time, initially at the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy and then at the European School of Osteopathy where she graduated. Studying at two different colleges has allowed her to have a wider perspective on Osteopathic treatment.

Her main treatment approach is in the classical style which involves treating the whole body which she combines with other techniques such as cranial osteopathy. These are effective in treating a wide range of conditions.

01904 788411

Osteopath – Nicola Richardson

Nicola Richardson

Nicola is now available on 1st and 2nd Saturday mornings every month from 9.30am – 1.15pm

Nicola Richardson joined the practice in 2010. She also practices in three clinics across the North East treating a large cross section of the public. Her patients range throughout the lifespan from children, pre and post partum women, to the elderly.

01904 788411

Polly Wong, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Confidential, non-judgmental and professional support in a welcoming setting where you can safely explore whatever is causing you concern.  Including: relationships, loss, depression, anxiety and stress.   Warm, compassionate and respectful.
Flexible therapy service tailored to your individual needs.  Face to face and telephone appointments.
I welcome contact from you, even if you would simply like to talk through whether you feel counselling might help you.
07970 556940

Renni Prelle Complementary Therapies

Providing all forms of reflexology, incl fertility, maternity, hand and facial reflexology. I also offer baby and toddler reflex workshops to show parents a routine to perform on their own child. Other therapies available are indian head massage and natural facelift massage, all of these will be very beneficial to you.

01904 656057

Sun and Moon Play Therapy

Play Therapist Rosy Cartwright helps children who are struggling with emotional, social or behavioural difficulties.  Play therapy can support families with children who have low self-esteem, friendship difficulties, are adopted or fostered, have experienced loss, divorce or separation, abuse, trauma or bullying.

For free initial discussion phone 07780 913524.

York Citizens Advice Bureau

03444 111 444
Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.00pm
York CAB, West Offices
Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9.30am-12.00pm
Wednesday, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

York Family Information Service

York Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for mums, dads and carers of children and young people aged 0-19.

01904 554444

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