Support & Services

BACP –  A list of counsellors in private practice that are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Counselling Directory –  A professional directory listing counsellors working face-to-face, online and by telephone in the UK. These are counsellors in private practice

Counselling Directory in York – A professional directory listing counsellors working face-to-face, online and by telephone in York. These are counsellors in private practice.

Cruse Bereavement Support – Offers bereavement support.

IDAS – Provides support services to all those experiencing or affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Kyra women’s project –  A charity in York which offers a range of courses, therapies, life skills and events to help local women make positive change in their lives

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01904 632332

York MIND –  Support and services to anyone experiencing mental health problems in the York area. Offers counselling (telephone, video and face-to-face) and various support groups and activities

Tel: 01904 643364

Qwell Counselling –  An online counselling and well-being site for adults in York

Spurriergate Centre – Counselling service for adults based in the centre of York.

Survive – Specialist charity to support Survivors of sexual violence or abuse.

The Haven @ Clarence Street – For anyone aged 16 and over who is experiencing a mental health crisis, are in distress, or their carers, can come to The Haven – you don’t need a formal referral or appointment.

Drop-in café: Mon – Friday: 6pm – 10pm, Sat, Sun: 12pm – 10pm

Tel: 07483 141310

UKCP – List of counsellors in private practice that are registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy

York St John Communities Centre – Offering affordable counselling to communities outside York St John University as well as support groups. Online self-referral. Donations for counselling.

York Women’s Counselling – Provides counselling to women in the York area. Donations between £15 -£30 depending on personal finances.  Up to 20 sessions.  Waiting list.

Tel: 01904 652706

Mainstay York – Offering short term counselling, mentoring and other activities to support people with mental health issues

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07823 322993

The Spurriergate Centre – Offering one-off listening sessions. Donations

Tel: 01904 629393

Serendipity Counselling – Fees charged, but reduced fees available for sessions with advanced trainees.  Based at Heworth Golf Club, York

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07403 307294

Andy’s Man Club York –  A talking group for men. No registration/referral needed. Just turn up for a brew and biscuits

Mondays – 7 pm (not Bank Holidays)

Menfulness York – Supportive, inclusive group for men with a range of informal activities to join in with

QUELL – Free online messaging and counselling

SHOUT Text service – Text SHOUT to 85258  24/7 text support service


NHS Talking Therapies service (IAPT) –

Offers self-guided help, online or telephone support, group and one to one support depending on individual circumstances.


GP Surgeries – Many GP groups now offer one to one counselling to patients.  There may be a waiting list.


Crisis situation

If you are dealing with a crisis situation please visit the Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust crisis page for immediate help.

Samaritans – Available day and night

Call: 116 123

NHS Crisis Line (York and North Yorkshire) – Available day and night

Call: 0800 0516 171


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