Support and Services York

Professional Services

Do you sometimes feel like you would like some support with your relationship with your child? Are you feeling at a loss as your child starts school, nursery or as you go back to work? Would you like to just let it all out in a safe space? You may come for a one off session or a few sessions.

I am an experienced counsellor and parent adviser – specialising in advising on play therapy. I take a combined approach using lots of therapeutic approaches to help and support you.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone call so get in touch for a chat

1a Wetherby Road, York, YO26 5BS

07910 237983


Evolve Psychology is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and adult assessments. Based in Harrogate, we provide families and individuals with full assessments as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Our emotional and wellbeing specialism also helps clients (children and adults) by undertaking assessments for a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, eating disorders, PTSD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

We also provide expert witness reports for the courts and parole boards in the areas of family law, criminal law, immigration law, prison law and medico-legal cases.

Following its expansion, Evolve can now draw upon the skills of a growing team of Clinical and Forensic psychologists, with backgrounds in Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Looked After Children’s Services and Adult Mental Health/ Learning Disability Services.

The team includes Speech and Language Therapists, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) practitioners, and Assistant Psychologists. Please see our Facebook page or website for our full range of services and contact details.

Dr Laura Powling
HCPC Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Director

Evolve Psychology Services Ltd, 14 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 1ED



Reflect 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.

Reflect, The Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ

01904 676710


The advice Line is open 10.00 – 4pm Monday to Friday

Drop-in sessions at York CAB, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 pm

03444 111 444


Community-based support service for families with children 19yrs old or under (25yrs or under if the child has a disability). Help with any issues which may be putting your home at risk such as debt, rent arrears, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical or mental ill health. We work with you in your own home to resolve these issues and get the help that you need to make your home and family secure.

Please contact us for more information

01904 552816


York Family Information Service is a free and impartial service for parents and carers who have children aged 0 – 19 years old (or up to 25 years old if the child has additional needs or disabilities). We provide information on anything to do with family life in York including, Ofsted registered childcare, ways to reduce childcare costs, baby, toddler groups and activities, support services, young people and much more. We operate on an ask anything basis, so whatever your question, get in touch and we will try and help you.

Text (only): 07624802244

01904 554444


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.

T: 07510 325317 (answer machine)


CalmFamily offer workshops & private sessions to help you feel confident and calm in your parenting. Evidence based information along with respectful strategies help you to work with your child to make life happier and more peaceful. Together we can make life feel calmer and more rewarding for everyone.

I did sessions with Lauren, and found them so insightful. Honestly I wish I’d done them sooner. I learnt so much. And I feel like it’s really helped my relationship with my little girl. Everything was delivered professionally, but in a friendly way. Lauren has such a wonderful way of teaching about parenting that is human and warming, not condescending like others can be.

BG  Dec 2017

T: 07894 551 275

Helen Jefferies Dyslexia Services

Fully qualified specialist dyslexia teacher (PGCE, MDG, APC)
Full diagnostic Dyslexia Assessments with recommendations.
Small group dyslexia tuition classes – based in Copmanthorpe.
Find me on Facebook.

T: 07928402691

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.

T: 01904 501500

Little Cherubs Support Services

Professional guidance advisor.
A range of services and weekly meet ups to help and guide those in need.
Plus baby and toddler groups
With over 17 years professional and personal experience.
I have a service that can support you!

Based in Acomb, York but can travel short distances for home visits.
T:07948 734255

Marie Dove Life Coaching

I am Marie a fully qualified and accredited Life and performance coach that specialises in working with women on a one to one basis and in groups. I can work with you to help you regain a sense of self and direction, whether it is with parenting, returning to work after having a child, health and fitness, diet, confidence issues, relationships, work and career or towards any goal or idea that you would like to achieve.
T: 07788713393

Mobility Physiotherapy

Mobility Physiotherapy provides a mobile Physiotherapy service, where we come to you. Whether that’s home or work place.

A fully qualified Pilates instructor, including pre and post natal Pilates. Treating symphysis pubis dysfunction. We can assess your core muscles post natally, including Diastasis Rectus Abdomens.

Mention Mumbler for 10% off.

T: 07954 327405

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.

T:07970 556940

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 a free initial discussion

T: 07780 913524