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

ON THE 12TH DAY MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 12TH DAY MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Mantra's   The leaves not yet out, mud everywhere you go.  Frosty mornings gone.  Sunny mornings not yet come. Give me blizzards and frozen pipes, but not this nothing time, not this waiting room of the world.’ CS Lewis thoughts on January...

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ON THE 11TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 11TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

The Power of Journal Writing Do you keep a journal? Writing down our thoughts and feelings can improve our health and wellbeing so why not super-charge your journaling practice. Do you keep a journal? People have shared their thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears with...

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ON THE 10TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 10TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

Pace Yourself 2021 begins – and the traditional time of year to make New Year’s Resolutions arrives once again. This year, the ongoing stress and uncertainty of the Covid pandemic may make it feel much harder than usual to make...

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ON THE 9th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 9th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

"All the stress I was under broke the shields I'd spent my entire life building up". There was a foreboding feeling that my relationships, work, and university were all suffering. I didn't know what to do and ignored it. Growing up it seemed I was a bit more sensitive...

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ON THE 8th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 8th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

5 Tips To Manage Sensory Sensitivities Everyone responds to different sensory experiences in different ways, there are some sensations that we enjoy and others that we might dislike or even find unpleasant or distressing.  Christmas is a time of year often...

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ON THE 7th DAY OF MENTAL HEATLH

ON THE 7th DAY OF MENTAL HEATLH

5 Tips For Eating Disorders Don’t suffer alone.  Eating distress is a significant and potentially serious health issue – speak to your GP and seek professional supportYour negative body image and eating distress are likely to by symptomatic of underlying...

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ON THE 6th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 6th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

"I started to feel so low that I found simple aspects of life difficult" I wanted to write about my experience of having therapy at The Retreat. I’m a man who struggles with anxiety, of varying levels and sometimes it’s really hard to keep under the lid. I ended up...

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ON THE 5th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 5th DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

5 Tips For Coping With Anxiety And Retuning Your Mind And Body Towards A Better State Of Wellbeing Breathe – such a simple thing to say but it is so important to listen and be in tune with your breathing, have you started to shallow breathe? Quicken your breathing? Or...

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ON THE 4TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

ON THE 4TH DAY OF MENTAL HEALTH

5 Top Tips For Dealing With Grief At Christmas Linda Bower - Psychotherapist at The Retreat shares her tops tips with how to deal with grief. It is okay to feel sad and it’s okay to feel happy: Christmas is a hard time of year to grieve. Many people around us are...

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ON THE 3RD DAY OF MENTAL HEATLH

ON THE 3RD DAY OF MENTAL HEATLH

5 Top Tips For Couples at Christmas Couple therapists at The Retreat got together to share their thoughts on navigating couple relationships during the holiday period. 1. Take a breath… Take some time out for yourself if needed, try to be reflective and aware of how...

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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