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.

Hi, my name is Melody Robinson & I am the founder of ALL THINGS BIRTH & BEYOND.

I am a mum of two & an Advanced Birth & Beyond practitioner (BA Hons. U of W). With a background in nursing and complementary therapies, I have worked with families as a full-spectrum Doula (Doula UK) and childbirth educator since 2005. I am a BFI accredited Breastfeeding Coach, Holistic Sleep Coach (Dip), Reiki Master, trauma-informed Birth & Matrescence Coach and believer in YOU!

At All Things Birth & Beyond, my team & I are committed to promoting and facilitating positive birth and parenting experiences. This drives our continued research into practices and circumstances that impact birthing and early parenting experiences, including birth trauma and perinatal mental health. We know that birthing approaches and resultant situations play an integral role in influencing early childhood development and infant-parent bonding.

We help pregnant women and mothers transition through their new, and ever changing roles, so that they feel fully supported and empowered in their monumental transformation that is motherhood.

“1 in 3 women experience an aspect of becoming a mother as traumatic” (2019).

“43% of [new mothers] met the criteria for clinically relevant depression and 61% met the criteria for anxiety” (2021).

These stats are not OK!!! Book a call and see how we can help. You are not alone.


Our services include:

  • Shared-Care Birth Doula Services
  • Online Programmes & Community
  • Motherhood Mentorship Membership
  • Transformational Breastfeeding Coaching & Lactation Consultancy
  • Birth Trauma Healing & Debriefing Service
  • Accredited Training for Birthworkers & Postnatal Practitioners (aka Doulas)
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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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Susan Bradley is the founder of For Modern Mothers. A space for modern mums to find real support and to find and reconnect to themselves.

I offer a range of services to empower mothers, all are non-judgemental and absolutely confidential. I have specialist training to help you find relief from a birth injury (tears, episiotomies, prolapse, incontinence, ongoing pain or nerve damage). I am an accredited practitioner to help bring you relief from birth trauma, postnatal trauma or fertility issues (like miscarriage or stillbirth). I also offer a compassionate birth listening and reflecting service.

I also coach mothers of all backgrounds on how to navigate the wide ranging challenges of modern motherhood. From exploring your new identity – who the heck are you now?, returning to work (or not), finding a work/motherhood balance, confidence and self-esteem, starting a new business, motherhood guilt, or any other challenges you have. Because becoming a mother is the perfect time to re-evaluate your life, release old thought patterns and really get to know who you really and truly are. I want to help you reconnect to yourself, to thrive and grow as a mother and to have a more fulfilled and happy life.

My services include:

  • Birth or Postnatal Trauma relief and processing
  • Birth story listening, reflecting & debriefing
  • Birth Injury Recovery Practitioner
  • Accredited Coach, specialising in Mothers empowerment coaching

Please see my website for further details.
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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 offers hypnosis as well as massage (or both 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)

Dr Sylvie Simonds: Psychotherapist

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.

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

T: 07376 642012

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

Jon Bell Counselling & Sports Psychotherapy

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.

  • Counselling: £45 per session
  • Sports Psychotherapy: £55 per session (includes journaling support and athlete-focussed welfare plan)
  • Counselling-Centred Tuition: £40 per session – I support students with the mental approach to their studies and self-care.

Acomb, York

T: 07845409902

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 Counselling offers both face to face and online counselling. 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 for Integrated Healthcare

Our friendly fully qualified and highly experienced practitioners provide integrated therapies in a relaxing, patient focussed environment helping you to tackle stubborn health conditions and achieve optimum health.

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, Osteopathy, Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Physiotherapy and Reflexology.

296 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1ET

T: 01904 709688