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About me

I’m a qualified counsellor who works with adults in York. As a member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (Prof Accred) I work within their Ethical Framework and I am professionally supervised. If you seek to develop healthier coping strategies to manage your anxiety, improve self-esteem and have a better understanding of your emotions I am here to support you on that journey.  Counselling allows us to explore our thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and supportive space.

How I work

My core counselling training stems from solution-focused and relational therapy.  I have experience working both short and long term with adults, covering a range of issues including general anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, PTSD and bereavement. My approach is collaborative and person-centred. It's important that we work together at a pace that feels comfortable for you.

In our initial session, we will discuss the things you would like to focus on as well as my approach to ascertain if what I offer is what you are looking for.  The easiest way to begin is to send me a short email to either book the first session or to arrange a short free phone call in case you have additional questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a degree in Psychology from a university in Poland where I worked as a psychologist and psychotherapist for about 4 years. I completed over 250 h of training in psychotherapy with the Polish Milton Erickson Institute accredited by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. I moved to York in 2013 and continued my counselling training by completing a PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University.

I have worked in various settings, including community-based counselling service in Harrogate and trauma specialised service in York.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation of 20 minutes to help you decide whether I might be the right therapist for you.

Often I will be with clients, therefore if I can't answer your call, a better way to reach me is by sending a message via this platform or my website https://healtothrive.co.uk/ to arrange the initial phone call.

Face to Face and Online Counselling Now Available


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Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Languages offered


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Hanna Grzesik - Counsellor, PGDip, MNCS (Prof Accred)

Hanna Grzesik - Counsellor, PGDip, MNCS (Prof Accred)