Jason Gillery MBACP~Supervisor / Psychosexual (Sex) & Relationship Therapist
Welcome to Yorkshire Counselling Services. ~ Appointments currently available.
I am a fully qualified Relate trained therapist with over 7 years experience, specialising in Psychosexual (Sex)Therapy and Relationship Counselling.
Seeking counselling support for the first time can feel daunting for a lot of people, who are looking for help. I know what it can feel like to be in that position, having sought help in the past myself.
I appreciate that it can feel a big step in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. Such as sexual issues, sex problems, affairs, betrayals, communication and other relationship difficulties.
It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help.
By offering you a safe, confidential, trusting, neutral and non judgemental space I make that process as easy and reassuring as I can. I am happy to discuss any fears / concerns you may have. Often the hardest part is making that first contact, and attending the initial appointment can feel daunting. I will help to put you at ease and make that as comfortable as I can.
In my experience and feedback received by clients, once they have made that initial step they often find at the end of the first appointment any fears, embarrassments and concerns they may have had have been alleviated.
Whether you are facing issues around sex and intimacy, relationship difficulties with communication, arguing, managing a beak up, separation etc or family issues as a couple or perhaps individual difficulties in managing your anxiety, depression, low self esteem etc. I can help you to get things back to how you would like them to be.
I am also qualified to work with young people aged 10+.
In addition through my work with Survive North Yorkshire I have 7 years experience of working with trauma, counselling adult survivors of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.
I offer a professional, discreet, confidential, friendly and relaxed Therapy and Counselling service in York in a comfortable environment operating from a central location in York with easy access and on street parking. My services cover Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy, Couple / Relationship Counselling, Trauma Counselling and Young people Counselling.
Please email, phone or visit the website for further details and an informal chat.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important and offer an empathic, trusting, neutral, warm, understanding, non-judgmental space.
By working in an integrative way (meaning that I work with a range of different theories), I am able to work in the best way that helps you the client. In my experience what works for one person doesn't for another, after all we are all different.
I hold Post graduate certificate in Psychosexual Therapy and the University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling obtained through the Relate Institute in Doncaster awarded through Hull University. I also gained certificates for working with Young people through Youth Access delivered through Relate. I hold an up to date enhanced DBS check (formely CRB) to work with young people and a safeguarding certificate awarded through Hull City Council. (See qualifications & training section for more information).
I trained and qualified as a Relationship Counsellor (Couple Counselling), a Young Person’s Counsellor (age 10+) and a Psychosexual Therapist with Relate Mid-Yorkshire. I have worked as a counsellor for Relate for 7 years working with individuals, couples and young people.
I currently work as a Clinical Supervisor and as an online / phone / webcam / Email counsellor with Relate head office. Delivering counselling support across the country to individuals and couples covering a wide range of issues from relationship difficulties, parenting, anxiety, depression, self esteem and family difficulties.
I am able to offer counselling in my practice by phone, webcam or face to face.
For the past 7 years I have also worked for the charity Survive in York as the male support co-ordinator providing support and counselling to adult survivors of sexual abuse.
My work over the years with Relate has given me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including iRelate, an online service to Young People and another online project working with Parents of troubled teenagers. I am also a trained trainer and have delivered training to parents through Relate.
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that might be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It also allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen and to help make changes when things get difficult. Sometimes it is difficult to say what is on your mind to others around you and counselling support gives you the opportunity to talk in confidence to someone who is separate from your everyday life.
Sexual issues can be difficult to talk about and can have significant impacts on a relationship, Psychosexual Therapy (PST) can help to overcome difficulties such as low or loss of Sexual Desire, Vaginismus, Dyspareunia, Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction and Performance Anxiety.
PST can help overcome these issues and enhance people’s sex lives and for it to become part of a healthy relationship. Sexual issues can arise at anytime in life and can be for a range of reasons. I understand that there can be concerns about what coming to PST will involve, to reassure you, you would never be asked to do anything in the counselling room other than talk, the treatment plans are all individually tailored for the needs of the individual / couple using a range of theories including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to achieve the goals set out by you the client. I work with individuals and couples.
If you are a Supervisee looking for a Supervisor then please check out my Supervisor profile and be happy to have an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training qualifications and experience:
CPCAB Level 6 Supervisor Certificate
MCOSRT - (General Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
MBACP - young people, individual and couple counselling in private practice
Post graduate certificate in Psychosexual Therapy
Relate University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
Young Person’s Counselling through Youth Access
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Safeguarding Children Level 1 certificate delivered by Hull Safeguarding Children Board
Enhanced DBS Check to work with young people (The DBS replaced the CRB check)
Variety of Continuing Professional Development training ranging from Anxiety and Mental Health to Sexual issues and everything in between!
(All qualifications can be viewed upon request)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Young people from the age of 10 upwards some of the common issues that I work with are :
- Family issues
- Friendship issues
- Confidence issues
- Low self esteem
- Parent Separation
- Self harm
I also offer a secure and confidential online service, a young person may feel more comfortable talking through this format than face to face counselling as that can feel very daunting for a young person, this can be delivered by video sessions, voice only sessions, instant messaging or email. Further details on these services can be found on the website.
Please visit the website for more information on Young People Counselling or call to have a chat on how I can help.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Couples £50 - Psychosexual Therapy & Relationship Counselling
Young people £35
Since becoming a qualified therapist, I have helped clients, both young and old, with a number of problems such as low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, Dyspareunia (pain experienced through penetrative sex), premature ejaculation, depression, relationship issues, addictions, stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, bullying, parents separating, anti social behaviour and anger in young people, as well as issues surrounding sexuality, sexual and domestic abuse.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments currently available. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I completed the CPCAB Supervision Level 6 training in May 2017 and have been supervising 6 Supervisees as well as running 2 group supervisions per month at Relate National, since August 2016.