Therapy Services

Our skilled counsellors, psychologists and therapists will listen to you in a non-judgemental way in a private, confidential setting. They can help you with your current difficulties, past experiences or anxieties about your future with the aim of helping you improve the quality of your life and relationships.

Group Therapy

Psychoanalytic Group Therapy

This therapy is a longer term therapy, providing a safe space so that people can talk about their difficulties. This increases self-understanding and improves relationships with others. Being able to express difficult thoughts and feelings makes them feel less overwhelming and in time, more manageable.

Who might group therapy be useful for?

This therapy is a longer term therapy, particularly helpful for people with difficulties in their relationships, their self-confidence or in communicating with others. This may be in all areas of life or particularly in work, home life or with friends and family. 

Couple Therapy

What is Couple Therapy?

Couple relationships impact our wellbeing, our children’s mental health and development and how we engage with others in our community.  If your relationship feels more like a source of stress than support, when ‘talking just makes it worse,’ it may be a good time to talk to us.

Who Might Benefit from Couple Therapy?

People benefit from couple therapy for many different reasons. It may be that the relationship has broken down or that there is anxiety that it might.  Your relationship may be suffering due to personal loss, a change of circumstances, an additional relationship, a mental or physical health problem.

What do we offer?

We offer a range of individual and group therapies in line with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance. All of our therapists are highly trained, experienced and committed to continued professional development. Many therapists have training in more than one therapy modality, and are therefore in the best position to offer tailored, individualised therapy to meet your needs, drawing from the most up to date, evidence-based interventions.

Our therapies are usually delivered face to face, in relaxing therapy rooms. However if you are unable to come to The Retreat for your appointments, whatever the reason, we may be able to offer you an appointment via video link, using a secure platform called VSEE. 

Who might therapy be useful for?

We can help with a wide range of mental health problems and diagnoses including the following:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety problems (including panic, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD))
  • Depression and low mood
  • Anger
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Low self esteem
  • Eating difficulties disordered eating

Is the service confidential?

All our services are confidential, and our therapists and clinicians follow professional codes of conduct which include principles around confidentiality. This means we will not disclose information about you to a third party without your consent, unless we had significant concern for either your safety or the safety of someone else. We would make every attempt to discuss this with you if the situation arose.

How do I access the service

All therapies are accessed via our Initial Therapies Assessment. 

To refer yourself to our general therapies service, or just to talk to us about whether we can help, please call us on 01904 412551.

Get in touch. We can help.

If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.

Heslington Rd, York, YO10 5BN

Call Us: 01904 412 551