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.
As Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Services at The Retreat I have seen the impact of lockdown on children and young people. Some children with social anxiety may have initially felt relieved not to go to school. However, after a period of lockdown they...
Review of therapy service highlights high client satisfaction, despite shift to remote working A review of therapy outcomes and experiences of clients at The Retreat in York has demonstrated the positive and meaningful changes to clients’ wellbeing as a result of...
The Retreat has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing its own virtual assessment process for adults and children with autism. Autism assessments at The Retreat have traditionally relied on a high level of face to face interaction – something which has...
A new self-referral initiative to support children who are struggling with a range of COVID-related problems has been launched at The Retreat
In recent weeks some of our clinicians and therapists have been taking to the airwaves on Jorvick Radio, discussing subjects ranging from relationships and grief to loss and kindness. We’ve now turned them into podcasts.
We’re seeking a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join our Children and Young People’s service
Eleanor Glanvill tells us why she is determined to help others with OCD, following her own experience with the disorder.
Top tips to help fathers with their mental health
As we look forward to Father’s Day this weekend, Matt Dawkin, psychotherapist at The Retreat examines the impact of the current pandemic on men’s mental health and outlines some top tips you can do to help
Charlotte Morris-Clarke, Speech and Language Therapist at The Retreat, outlines the challenges of communicating and socialising with others for children who are on the autism spectrum. And she offers some ways to support children with social communication.
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.
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.