Counselling Service


Daytime Counselling CLOSED Not currently accepting referrals Chargeable service
Evening Counselling OPEN Currently accepting referrals Chargeable service
Carers Counselling OPEN Currently accepting referrals Chargeable service
Young People’s Counselling OPEN Currently accepting referrals Free for 16-25 year olds


If the service you require is closed, in the interim, you can contact the following organisations for support:

York Carers Centre 01904 715490 or

Survive General 01904 638813 Helpline 01904 642830  (Abuse)

1-2-1 Counselling 07587 155678 (General counselling)

Cruse 01904 481162 (Bereavement)

30 Clarence Street 01904 554444 (Young people)

Spurriergate 07847 181154 (General counselling)

York Women’s Counselling 01904 652706 (General counselling)

The York St John Counselling and Mental Health Clinic ( / or email or phone 01904 876072

The Tuke Centre,, 01904 430370 (Counselling/Psychotherapy)

Blossom Street , York Drug and Alcohol Service, 01904 464680.

Changing Lives, Drug and Alcohol addiction service, 01904 621776

Who is it for?

Counselling may help people who are experiencing issues such as: relationship breakdown, abuse, eating disorders, phobias, people who are recovering from mental ill-health or have major decisions to make. It can also help those who are living with or caring for someone with a problem.

You don’t have to have a specific `problem’ to benefit from counselling. It can also be useful for anyone experiencing dissatisfaction with life or a loss of direction or purpose, or feeling anxious, panicky or depressed.

You can apply directly to us, and do not have to be referred by your doctor. This will be followed by an initial meeting with our Counselling Manager, who will help you to decide if counselling is appropriate for you.

We have one of the largest independent counselling services in York. Our counselling service is available to residents of York and the surrounding area with sessions taking place at our York office.

What is counselling?

Counselling takes place when a counsellor meets a client in a private and confidential setting to explore difficult issues or distressing feelings that a client is experiencing. The counsellor will not tell you what to do but will help you make your own decisions about your own life.

Clients are encouraged to talk openly about their feelings, as expressing bottled-up emotion can often help to reduce the pain caused by it. However, your counsellor will also have the skills to enable you to explore the opportunities you may have to move forward in your life.


Please note that we have four options for counselling, these are:

  • Carer’s counselling (chargeable service)
  • Daytime counselling (chargeable service)
  • Evening counselling (chargeable service)
  • Young People’s Counselling (free for 16-25 year olds)

Please see tabs to the left for more details on these services.

click  here to download our counselling service brochure.