Compassion, Collaboration & Community.

We’re a York-based specialist mental healthcare provider, supporting people who require expert therapy to improve their mental wellbeing. We specialise in tailored care which is personalised and effective. Providing psychological assessment and therapy services locally, regionally and nationally. Neurodevelopmental assessment and therapy services for adults, children and young people with autism and ADHD.

Our mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, renowned mental health and wellbeing services, alongside Autism and ADHD services, helping people to live well with themselves so that we all live better together.

As an independent charity, we provide care to people who refer themselves and those who are referred to us by GPs and other professionals. We can often help when others can’t, enabling people to recover and get their lives back on track.

What’s going on at The Retreat

Call 01904 412551 to speak to us, or Contact Us here

What is Stress?

What is Stress?

Stress is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK. In small amounts, stress can be beneficial and even keep us safe. However, prolonged, or intense stress can negatively impact our relationships, work performance, and mental health. Commons signs of...

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

All of us will have experienced times of feeling low, due to difficulties and disappointments in life, work, and relationships. However, some people struggle with longstanding feelings of sadness, numbness, or low motivation for long periods, which can significantly...

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What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

Most of us will have experienced a difficult or stressful situation which has provoked feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear in us. These feelings are completely natural in that they help us prepare to respond to danger, and they tend to be infrequent. However, if you...

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What is loss and what does grieve feel like?

What is loss and what does grieve feel like?

Bereavement and loss are a universal experience, although it happens to us in different ways and affects us in different ways. Losing a loved one when they die, or suffering the loss of a relationship, financial security, an opportunity, or one’s health can all mean...

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Parent-child therapy services begin at The Retreat

Parent-child therapy services begin at The Retreat

A new service which helps parents understand and support their children with a host of new techniques, has begun at The Retreat in York. Understanding how to respond to children and address their needs is often challenging for parents, says The Retreat. There may be...

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Reflecting on her diagnosis.

Reflecting on her diagnosis.

Victoria first came to The Retreat to access autism services in 2017, which led to a diagnosis, aged 36. After her diagnosis, and at the same time as completing a PhD researching philosophy and body-mind practices, she attended post-diagnostic support at The Retreat....

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Music Therapy available at The Retreat at Charles Court

Music Therapy available at The Retreat at Charles Court

Welcome to George Murray, our new Music Therapist who joins our Children and Young People’s Team here at The Retreat. He joins our growing team of specialists who are now based at ‘The Retreat at Charles Court’ in Strensall, in our brand-new facility. George has...

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Master Their Muddles with Play Therapy

Master Their Muddles with Play Therapy

Welcome to Heidi Miles, our new Play Therapist who joins our Children and Young People’s Team here at The Retreat. She joins our growing team of specialists who are now based at ‘The Retreat at Charles Court’ in Strensall, in our brand-new facility. Heidi comes to us...

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What We Do

We support people and help them recover, using a wide range of different therapies and assessments. We use best-practice and multidisciplinary approaches to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.

We also have a secure and confidential online ‘virtual consultation’ service. This service can be used to provide assessments, therapy and ongoing support for people who are not able to come to our site in York.

Our Story

We care for the mental health of people in York and across the UK through our Adult Psychological Therapies Service, our Children and Young People’s Psychological Therapies Service, our Adult Autism and ADHD Service and our Children and Young People’s Autism Service. In addition to privately funded therapies, we offer some services free at the point of delivery through contracts with NHS partners and through charitable funding. 

Get in Touch. Talk to us.

If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.

Heslington Rd, York, YO10 5BN

Call Us: 01904 412 551

info@theretreatyork.org.uk