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Dr Jill Aubrey: Psychodynamic, Psychosexual Therapist and Psychologist

York, North Yorkshire, YO30

About me

Hello, I'm Jill

I'm pleased that you are looking at my details in this directory but I'm sorry to say that, at the present time, I am not accepting new client referrals.  I hope to recommence offering therapy services to new clients in due course.  Please feel free to email me if you want to check-in on my availability.  Ill 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. At one time or another, most of us feel like this. Over the last 10 years, I have worked therapeutically with many many clients, both individual's 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 counsellor and psychologist I ensure my clients feel accepted and listened to, warmly and without judgement, and I help each person to find ways of   exploring and making positive changes to their lives.

How I work

I work with both individual's and couples.  I will ensure that you are at the centre of our work together. It is you who will decide what issues you want to work on.   Life experiences affect each of us emotionally, cognitively and physically and I will work with you to explore how the issues you bring are impacting on your sense of well-being and help you to find ways of improving this and your self-esteem.  If you are seeking therapy as a couple, I will help you to think about and explore your relationship and the patterns and templates or relating you each bring from your own experiences.   If you are an individual or couple seeking help with a psycho-sexual issue, I will work with you to explore the problem, and advise on a tailored programme of exercises you complete at home, as well as helping you to explore the deeper psychodynamic foundations of your experience.  With all of my clients, I try to help you to explore the choices you have for positive change.  I will help you to consider how past experiences and ways of responding, some of which may be unconscious, may be impacting in the present, and to consider the most effective and swift ways of dealing with the difficulties that you are experiencing.

I believe that each of us holds the potential to make positive changes in our lives and to connect our own inner truth and sense of purpose and meaning. I seek to work with and understand the whole person and how they experience life within the 'givens' of existence.

I consider that the quality of our relationship is very important to the success of therapy; so at our initial consultation session we can discuss your situation and what you hope to get out of therapy; then we can both see if we feel we can work together. The consultation can be face to face if you are local, or by Zoom link and will take about 75 minutes.   We will then work together to agree how many sessions of therapy you have and what we will focus on. I work in York, and offer face to face therapy for local individual and couple clients, and on-line therapy to individual's and couples living further afield, as long as they are resident in the UK.  This means I can offer clients as much flexibility in contact as possible. I find that some people benefit from short term focused therapy, for others a longer term approach works best. At the outset of therapy, we will discuss what may work best for you, and then we will review this at regular intervals to make sure that the therapy continues to meet your needs.   Therapy often works best if a regular commitment to weekly therapy is agreed, but, I do try to be flexible to your needs. As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic I am only offering on-line therapy at present.  I am very experienced in working in this medium, but i do understand that some clients prefer face to face work.  I will review the option of providing face to face work again as we move through the pandemic.

Throughout the time we work together, I will check in with you to understand how you feel and what is working for you.   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, person centred, psychological, psycho-sexual, 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 moulded to meet the unique needs, aims and wishes of each client or couple I work with.

In Yorkshire, I work from a beautiful, 17 Century room, overlooking a garden in the calm, peaceful surroundings of the village of Skelton, on the outskirts of York. There is plenty of parking on site, and a frequent bus service between York and Easingwold. I would be happy to discuss what session times I have available in York.

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all, or would like to arrange an initial consultation. You may contact me in confidence by email. 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 MBACP and COSRT.  I integrate learning and practices from each of these disciplines in my work.

I work holistically with all of my clients. As I have completed several different trainings I am qualified to utilise psychodynamic, psychosexual, behavioural, humanistic and person centred therapies. I am skilled at offering brief, short-term therapy, and also longer-term deeper psychodynamic therapy.  I am also fully qualified in psychosexual therapy and use a psycho-educational and behaviourally based approach to psychosexual work which integrates psychodynamic exploration.  

I work with individuals and couples over age 18; I deliver therapy for both individuals and couples either face-to-face or on-line via the Zoom platform.  

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Career Coaching
Life Coaching

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


Additional information

Psychotherapy sessions are usually for 50-55 minutes and are available face to face and via Zoom.  I work via both media to suit client need and in order to offer as much availability as possible.

I offer an initial assessment consultation of up to 75 minutes, for which I charge at the rates shown below.

My fee for individual psychodynamic therapy sessions is £55 and for individual psychosexual therapy sessions it is £65.

My fee for couple psychodynamic therapy sessions is £75 per hour, and for couple psychosexual sessions it is £85.

Availability: I offer up to 15 session spaces per week between the hours of 8.30 am to 8pm Monday - Wednesday, and Thursday morning only.  I have a very busy practice, and so do operate a waiting list.


8.30am - 7.00pm Monday-Wednesday and Thursday morning

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.

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

WC on ground floor, but not specially adapted. Please ring to discuss

Dr Jill Aubrey: Psychodynamic, Psychosexual Therapist and Psychologist

Dr Jill Aubrey: Psychodynamic, Psychosexual Therapist and Psychologist