Justin Spenceley

Justin Spenceley

North Yorkshire

07738 129475

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About me

I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP.

I have helped people with many issues and difficulties in their lives but I feel I work best with trauma and anxiety. A traumatic event may have impacted you in ways that are hard for you to understand and you maybe feeling a range of emotions afterwards. I have helped people understand the impact of trauma and how the body and mind copes. With the right support and understanding you can begin to manage your emotions and start the process of healing.

Anxiety can leave you feeling a lack of control, isolated, confused and depressed to name a few. Looking at the source and the triggers can bring about an understanding that can help reduce anxiety. Techniques that can be learned help reduce anxiety and with this bring back control and calm to your life.

Together we will explore emotions, feelings and behaviours while being supported which can bring great understanding and clarity. I believe that beneficial therapy can only be achieved if the relationship between client and therapist feels safe, open and genuine.

Taking that first step to contacting a counsellor is the hardest part. I understand this and will make sure you are supported with care and understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Leeds and achieved a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I gained clinical practice experience working for a charity which supported those effected by sexual abuse in childhood and this gave me a real appreciation of people who wanted to face their fears and work through their difficulties.

I have also worked with many clients in my private practice from all walks of life and with many issues to discuss. This include those who have survived a childhood where there was a lack of parental care/support, sexual abuse, living with grief, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety, OCD, feeling overwhelmed and self-harm.

I have also worked in anger management and with young adults and understand the impacts of living in a world where social media exists and how much importance they can sometimes give their digital self-image. Exams, university choices, peer pressure, relationships and more can all leave a young person feeling overwhelmed. Being young sometimes means we have not yet learnt the skills needed to manage these complicated issues.

I am committed to continuing my professional development by attending further education courses, training days and further reading.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Step-parent support.

Young adults starting University.

Photos & videos

  • Our counselling room.


My fee is £40 for a one-hour session.

Maps & Directions

York, YO32

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults