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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).

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.

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

Groups offered by the centre

Groups are currently being held online. However, up and coming groups will begin to be face to face within York. Our support groups are free to access.

Bereavement Support Group

A 10-week support group for bereaved individuals.

The aim of this group is to help you identify your bereavement and offer conversations and exercises that can help you to understand these feelings and try to make your daily experience easier to cope with, whilst forming connections with others.

Cuppa and Conversation Group

A free 10-week emotional support group for individuals that are lonely, wanting to discover more about themselves, learn tools to support their wellbeing, and make new friendships.

Each week there will be different discussion topics and activities to engage with from sharing experiences and things that have impacted us, journaling for self-discovery and learning about self-care and mindfulness, just to name a few. Our main aim is for everyone to make meaningful connections, share experiences and knowledge, learn some helpful tools to take away, and enjoy a cuppa and some interesting conversations!

How to access our groups

To secure your place or find our more information please email or call 01904 876 072 and leave a message on our confidential telephone line.

We will contact you back as soon as possible, and ask you to complete a registration form.

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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