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Val Spink (nee Flint) MBACP

Nr. York, North Yorkshire, YO32

About me

Usually meeting for one or one-and-a-half hours, weekly or fortnightly, I'm offering a safe confidential space in which to explore through talking whatever feels relevant to you. I am used to working with those effected by their conflicted feelings, compassion fatigue, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anxiety, OCD, sexual exploitation, teenagers with an infatuation of their virtual self (social media anxiety), bullying, living with narcissistic partners or family members and assertiveness issues regarding work and/or returning to work, to name just a few.

I make a charge of £45 for a one hour session or £60 for a one and a half hour session. I make a reduced charge of £30 for clients who are under 18.

I can offer appointments which start between 10 am and 8.00 pm on, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays.   Sunday appointments can be arranged but I do charge £10 more.

Counselling by Skype is also offered for a reduced fee of £30.

Please email or ring me anytime. I will get back to you quickly. Any message you leave will only be accessed by me and is kept confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have been working as a Counsellor for nearly 10 years. I currently am working with people (over 14) who are finding it hard to live with the expectations of others, disappointment, self-doubt, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, fear, grief, toxic thoughts, sexual abuse in childhood, staying clear of old addictions, boredom, frustration, unhealthy lifestyle choices and more. Person-Centred counselling is the foundation of all my work but my style is eclectic and I use some understanding gained from learning about Transactional Analysis and the Relational approach. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am fully insured.

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

Social Media Infatuation (and the concluding feelings of de-personalisation).

Assertiveness at work.

Expectations of others.

External Pressure.

Internal Pressure.

Conditions of worth.


Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


My fee is £44 for one hour and £60 for one and a half hours on weekdays, evenings and on Saturdays.

A reduced rate of £30 is charged to Clients who are under 18 and to Skype clients.

I ask an extra £10 for Sunday appointments.

Further information

My studio is about 5 miles out of York towards the North East. If you are interested in coming along for Counselling, I usually offer to meet with you at my counselling studio for us to talk it over (free of charge). If you prefer to do this over the phone then that can be arranged but I find that a face-to-face meeting enables a client to get a clearer picture of how we might proceed. If after this initial meeting we feel able to work together we will start the process which I would like to last for at least four sessions which we would book at the end of each one. Usually clients come weekly or fortnightly for a period of time then move to monthly or on an ad hoc basis before ending.

Nr. York
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Parking available.


Start times are between 10 am and 8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays and between 12 noon and 7 pm on SUNDAYs.

Types of client

Young people
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