Support and Services York

Therapy & Counselling

A list of therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists in York who can help parents, carers, families and children with a range of needs.

My name is Ashley and I am a Counsellor, specialising in relationship therapy and I’m experienced in working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low mood/confidence, separation/divorce, work stress, bereavement etc.

My aim is to offer a warm, nurturing and confidential environment to support you in exploring, discovering and resolving some of the challenging areas in your life that may be holding you back, creating inbalance or bringing sadness.

07707 151 239
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Dr Sylvie Simonds is a psychotherapist (MBACP) and counsellor working with adults and infants specialising in perinatal and postnatal mental health with a particular emphasis on parent-infant therapy and dyadic work. She is also leading the development and implementation of a new perinatal and parent-infant therapy counselling service within the new Families Centre based in York.

“It is my passionate belief that when we support mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers with assurance, empathy, trust, compassion, knowledge and security we provide psychotherapeutic opportunities for the carer/ mother and baby to experience new encounters of joy, wonder and compassion. Secure attachment and developmental attunement creates new neurological pathways for the infant, which are not only generative for the baby but also for the mother/carer and provide longstanding positive effects for emotional self -regulation and cognitive development.

The benefits of emotional regulation are mutually beneficial, generating neurological plasticity which can radically alter and interrupt the longstanding and devastating effects of transgenerational trauma and childhood adversity.

I have seen and witnessed profound change occur not only in myself, but also directly in my clinical experience”

Dr Sylvie Simonds works with PND, birth trauma, transition to parenthood, bonding and attachment, loss and bereavement.

07376 642012
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Hello! My Name is Jon and I’m a I’m a counsellor and sports psychotherapist based in Acomb, York.

Accessing mental health and emotional support is hard, so if you do get in contact, I will meet you with the support and encouragement to get you through to that first session. By get in touch, you’re already doing great work.

I have experience of working with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, relationship and family difficulties, self-harm/suicide ideation and many of the difficult, seemingly impossible moments that a life can throw at us.

I do have my specialisms – I have the added services of sports psychotherapy and Counselling-focussed mentoring for students – but ultimately, I’m a counsellor. People are my passion and focus. Your challenges are unique – you are too! –  and the solutions and perspective we create together in response will be equally unique.

  • Counselling: £45 per session
  • Sports Psychotherapy: £55 per session (includes journaling support and athlete-focussed welfare plan)
  • *NEW* Counselling-Centred Tuition: £40 per session – Drawing on my skills as a former English and History teacher, I support students with the mental approach to their studies and self-care.

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MyTime Therapies is a service for children (7+) and adults to help overcome any unwanted thoughts or feelings that are having a negative impact on your life.

These can include feelings of;

  • Low self esteem/confidence
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Covid Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders/Weight management
  • Public Speaking
  • Performance/Sports performance
  • Smoking cessation

With over 15 yrs experience of working with children in education and adults in therapeutic services MyTime Therapies uses hypnosis in isolation or alongside massage therapy (if required) to release any mental and physical issues that you or your child may be experiencing.

Please see my website for further details.

5% discount when you mention Mumbler

07751 936231
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Welcome to RAISE, a supportive inclusive community for parents of anxious children & teens.

RAISE stands for Resilient, Adaptable, Independent, Self-confident, Empowered which are the qualities we want for our children & teens.

My name is Ruth Tarr, I am a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working with children and teens suffering from anxiety and providing much needed support for their parents. I have created this safe, non-judgemental, caring community for parents (& carers) of ALL anxious children & teens to offer and share advice, tips, strategies and help.

Supporting an anxious child or teen can feel hard, so reach out and ask for help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Join to connect with, share and learn from other parents so YOU can help your children & teens overcome anxiety and realise how resilient they really are.


1-2-1 Counselling York

We are a York independent voluntary counselling service.

Our counsellors are all experienced, professionally trained and individual members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or other professional bodies whose ethical frameworks they also follow. We have been based in York since 1993 offering a short-term professional counselling service to the community.

T: leave a voicemail message on our confidential answering service 07587 155678 (24 hours)

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)

Family Matters – Relationship Support

Family Matters York offers couple to couple relationship mentoring. This is a safe place where you and your partner meet with another couple and look at tools that will help to strengthen your relationship. This can be so useful at any stage in your relationship. Whether you are on the verge of breaking up or just struggling with niggles from time to time- get in touch today to see if the “tools” that we can suggest will help to have a happier healthier relationship. We don’t want to see the heartache that broken relationships can bring, please let us help you today.

Click the following website for more information and how to get in touch: Relationships – Family Matters York

Holistic Health York

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, relaxation, meditation & Reiki for children, young people & adults. A safe space for you to explore any issues (anxiety, depression, phobias, no confidence, bullying, exam anxiety, school refusal etc.) and help you make positive changes. Free 1 hour consultations offered.

T: 07783 131678

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

Polly Wong – Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Confidential, non-judgemental support to safely explore whatever is causing you concern. Including: relationships, loss, depression, anxiety and stress. Experienced with fertility issues, miscarriage, stillbirth, birth trauma etc. Flexible therapy services tailored to your individual needs. Face to face, telephone and video call appointments. I welcome contact from you.

T: 07970 556940


Serendipity is a city centre counselling practice offering a responsive service for our clients needs. We aim to respond to any queries within 24 hours and offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how we can help you.

We are qualified and experienced to work with a wide and diverse range of clients. We are happy to work 1:1 with adults and young people and also offer relationship therapy and family work. Our practice is open Monday to Saturday.

CMC, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

T: 07403 307 294

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

York Clinic

Our team of complementary healthcare practitioners work together to provide treatments that are designed to help you feel better and get well.

We care for people of all ages and have expertise in treating a range of physical and emotional conditions including: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Coaching, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Massage, McTimoney Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Physiotherapy and Reflexology.

296 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1ET
T: 01904 709688 (Avril, Diane or Michaela)