York Women's Counselling Service
Our mission is to provide high-quality counselling and psychotherapy for women in the York area who are experiencing difficulties as a result of current or past emotional stress and trauma, regardless of their ability to pay and for as long as they need it.
Our vision is a city where women who need help have access to quality affordable face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy within weeks, not years, and are never turned away.
For twenty years, York Women’s Counselling Service has provided support through its network of qualified volunteer counsellors to women whose needs cannot be met by public health services because of a lack of availability and who cannot afford private counselling. We have established a reputation as a well-known and well respected voluntary agency in York. The experience of our qualified volunteer counsellors and their commitment and dedication to the women they serve, freely given, results in a counselling service in York which is second to none.
Training, qualifications & experience
YWCS consists of experienced, professional and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists, with a range of different training backgrounds, offering different models of therapy.
Therapists come from different working backgrounds, many working in GP surgeries, NHS teams, charitable organisations, Schools, Colleges and in Private practice.
YWCS have a range of qualifications in a range of therapeutic modalities. Because of this, we are able to support a range of clients with complex difficultes.
YWCS are committed to offering women the benefit of Counselling and all therapists work on a voluntary basis. Therapists give their time, free of charge in order that all women may benefit from therapy which would otherwise be too costly or too long a waiting time from other organisations.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We are not a specialist service, but we support our clients with all issues or difficulties that may arise through therapy. If specialist support is needed we can signpost to the relevant organisation.
During assessment the client will discuss with the assessor the sliding scale of donations, depending on their individual circumstances.
Concessions offered for
Our waiting list is currently closed and we are not taking new self referrals.