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

‘Sixteen Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse’

‘Sixteen Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse’

Dr Layla Mottahedin-Fardo The 25th of November marks the first day of ‘Sixteen Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse’. This is a campaign to encourage businesses to play a part in noticing and acting against domestic abuse which employees and those involved with the...

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More than 100,000 divorces in England and Wales last year!

More than 100,000 divorces in England and Wales last year!

When talking just makes it worse...it may be a good time to talk to us... I remember John Cleese challenging  Michael Parkinson in an interview when he referred to his multiple 'failed marriages'. He challenged the idea a marriage had 'failed' because it had ended. It...

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day |AFSP

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day |AFSP

"The Ripple Effect" Written by Dr Elaine Richardson, Senior Clinical Psychologist. Death by suicide is a tragedy that has profound impacts on those who are left behind.  Sadly, this is a far from uncommon experience.  Around 6 thousand people a year in the...

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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week

By Jennifer Bailey, Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Services at The Retreat I’m pleased to see the focus on anti-bullying during Anti-Bullying Week from 16th – 20th As a child therapist at The Retreat I see the impact of bullying on children and young...

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United Nations International Day of Tolerance

United Nations International Day of Tolerance

‘Written by Rosalie Harrison - Psychotherapist What is tolerance? It is the prerogative of humanity.  We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature[RH1] [RH2] .’[1] The International Day of...

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Alcohol “Friend or Foe”

Alcohol “Friend or Foe”

What is your relationship with alcohol? Do you view it as a warm friend who’s always there to relax you after a hard day or week? Do you see alcohol as that confidence boost so that you become the ‘life and soul of the party’? Or is it an addictive, harmful enemy...

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Coping with stress.

Coping with stress.

Written by Dr Kelly Young - Senior Psychologist Stress is our emotional and physical response to pressure. This year, more people are experiencing stress or anxiety for the first time. Surveys have revealed that, in June 2020, one in five (19.2%) adults were likely to...

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Project Manager Vacancy

Project Manager Vacancy

The Retreat York are seeking an immediately available highly experienced Project Manager to join us for a 6 month contract to lead on the planning and implementation of a major new service development. You will be service delivery focused, having worked in Mental...

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Send us your sayings, poems, writings and novels

Send us your sayings, poems, writings and novels

This November we're asking people to send us their favourite sayings, poems, writings and novels - ones which have given you support and inspiration along the way. As part of National Novel Writing Month- NaNoWriMo - The Retreat is encouraging everyone to explore the...

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Make a new healthy habit

Make a new healthy habit

Following on from here radio interview on Jorvik Radio this week, Psychotherapist Rosalie Harrison, outlines how you can set new goals to improve your mental health Make a new healthy habit (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23211256 The Psychology of Habit Formation)...

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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