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Counselling and mental health centre

We offer high quality and affordable counselling and mental health services to communities outside York St John University.

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If you are a York St John University student please use the student wellbeing services.

Founded in 2016, we are based on the York St John University campus.

We are part of the Research and Training Clinic Consortium (RTCC).

You can also find the information on this page in our downloadable leaflet: Counselling and Mental Health Booklet (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Services offered by the centre

Counselling sessions are currently provided by telephone or online through Skype or Zoom. Sessions are available at the following times:

  • Daytime: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Evening, 6:00pm to 9:00pm: Monday, Wednesday.

We can provide help with the following:

  • General counselling for a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship problems, bereavement, loss
  • Counselling for relational and domestic violence and abuse
  • Emotional and relational regulation groups for adults
  • Groups for children and young people
  • Specialist bereavement service.

How to access our services

You need to complete an online self-referral form.

After submitting the form, your referral will be assessed and you will be contacted by a member of the clinic office team to identify next steps. 

The number of sessions we provide varies, depending on your need. This will be discussed at the initial counselling session and regularly reviewed with your counsellor.

For information about how we collect, use, store and share your data please read our privacy policy.

York St John Students can access their own student wellbeing service.

Support groups offered by the Centre

Our support groups are free to access. They currently include:

  • Bereavement Support group
  • Cuppa and Conversation group
  • Breastfeeding group

More information about each group and how to secure your place is available on our support groups page.

Further information and resources

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External support and resources

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Get in touch

Counselling and mental health centre

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

Get directions

07472 029 906

This number is in use from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday and Wednesdays. You can leave a message on our confidential telephone line and we will return your call as soon as possible.

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