Dr Jill Aubrey

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MSc, PGDip, BSc Psychology MBACP COSRT psychodynamic/sexual
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York YO30 & London E1W
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me


I'm a very experienced individual and couple therapist.  I am also a psychosexual therapist, or sex therapist.  I work with couples and individuals who want to explore how their relationships, both current and previous ones, are affecting them.  I help couples and individuals to think about changes they might want to make.  People who come to relationship therapy may be working out how to navigate life events or make changes in their lives, or experiencing anxiety or stress, or want to work on particular aspects of their relationship, including their sex life. 

Please feel free to email me if you want to check-in on my availability or arrange an introductory phone call.  I'll try to respond within 48 hours and I'll always try to help.

Most people come to counselling because they feel they need some help and support to deal with aspects of their life, relationships, or current or past experiences which are troubling them.   Over the last 12 years, I have worked with many clients, both individuals and couples, of all ages and from all backgrounds.  I try to offer each person or couple a safe, supportive and confidential space in which they can explore their life experiences, relationships and feelings.  As an experienced therapist and psychologist, I ensure my clients feel accepted and listened to and I try to help each person to find ways of exploring and making positive changes to their lives.

How I work

I offer:

  • individual relationship therapy
  • couple relationship therapy
  • psychosexual therapy (or sex therapy) for both individuals and couples

For all of my clients, I will ensure that you are at the centre of our work together.  If you are interested in individual relationship therapy I will help you to talk about and understand the relationships that affect you, which may be current or past relationships, and make changes to how you deal with them.  If you are seeking therapy as a couple, I will help you to think about and explore your couple relationship. talk about how each of you feels about your relationship, and understand how you each contribute to the relationship you have created.    We may look at your past relationships, with family and friends, to help understand how those experiences may impact in your couple relationship.   If you are an individual or couple seeking help with a psychosexual issue, I will work with you to explore the problem, and advise on a tailored programme of exercises for you complete at home, as well as helping you to explore the deeper psychodynamic foundations of your experience. 

I can help you to consider how past experiences and ways of responding, some of which may be unconscious, may be impacting in the present.  This exploration can often help you to understand better what is happening in your relationships and to find a way through the difficulties that you are experiencing.

I offer an extended initial consultation period so that we can use the first few sessions of therapy to discuss your situation and what you hope to get out of therapy.  We may then agree to work together and we will consider together how best to do this.  It is usually the case that a commitment to regular, weekly therapy is most helpful, but there is some flexibility around this for those working shift patterns, for example. 

I try to offer clients as much flexibility in contact as possible as some people benefit from short term focused therapy, for others a longer term approach works best.    I mainly work  on-line via Zoom, although I also offer a few face to face appointments.  

I have experience and skills in many different therapeutic models and ways of working, so the therapy I offer will be tailored to meet your needs, and will integrate psychodynamic, psychosexual,  person centred, psychological and behavioural work as needed for individuals and couples.  Different models of therapy help different people; we are all unique. So, the therapy I provide is always tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or couple I work with.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial chat by phone,  or would like to arrange to see me. You may contact me in confidence by email.  I will try to respond within 48 hours.  It would be lovely to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a highly qualified individual and couple therapist.  I am one of only a small number of therapists to hold an MSc in Couple and Individual Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy (MSc).  I also have degrees in Counselling and Psychotherapy (PG Dip) and Psychology (BSc).  I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).  I integrate learning and practices from each of these disciplines in my work.

As I am qualified and experienced in several different trainings I integrate leaning from each into my work.  So, the therapy you receive will combine psychodynamic, psychosexual, behavioural, humanistic and person centred approaches to meet your specific needs.. I am skilled at offering brief, short-term therapy, and also longer-term therapy.  

I work with individuals and couples over age 18; I deliver therapy for both individuals and couples on-line via the Zoom platform, and a limited number of sessions face to face. 

Doctorate, post-graduate and under-graduate degree qualifications

I hold degrees in the following:

MSc:  Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy for Couples and Individual's.  Tavistock Relationships and the University of East London,  2019.
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy, awarded with Distinction, University of York St John, 2011
BSc (Honours) Psychology, 2:1, Open University, 2010
Masters of Business Administration, awarded with Distinction, University of Bradford Management Centre, 2000.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1988
BA (Hons), First Class, Geography, 1984

Further Qualifications and Continuing Psychotherapeutic Professional Development and Training include:

Certificate in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Centre for Psychological Development, 2015
Clinical Record Keeping and Data Protection Training, 2015
Training in the use of Digital Media in Therapy, 2014
Rape Crisis Awareness Training, 2012
Alcholism and Addictions Training, 2012
Training in Safeguarding Children, 2012
Integrating Gestalt work in Therapy, 2012
Training in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, 2011
Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2009

Member organisations

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Registration Number 685202).   I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which can be viewed at www.BACP.co.uk

I am a Registered Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£75.00 - £120.00

Additional information

Psychotherapy sessions are 55-60 minutes and are available on-line via Zoom.  Face to face sessions may be available in York, subject to agreement and circumstances and in line with COVID and other appropriate health restrictions.

Fees:  My fees vary in the range of £75-£120 depending on whether the work is with individuals or couples and the time of day.  Evening sessions are more expensive.

Availability:  I offer day-time session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 4.30 pm, and evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance

I am Registered Data Controller on the Data Protection Register Registration Number ZA145016

I have Professional Indemnity Insurance.

York, North Yorkshire, YO30

Knighten Street, London, Greater London, E1W

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In York there no step access and a large WC on the ground floor, but it is not specially adapted. Please ring to discuss.

Dr Jill Aubrey
Dr Jill Aubrey