LH Therapy

Counselling and EMDR in York and North Yorkshire

If you are looking for Counselling in York, and just want to contact me quickly, please scroll down where you will find the contact form to complete

About Me

Professionally, I am a fully-qualified and experienced Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, being an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with a First Class Honours degree in Counselling Studies from the University of Leeds.

Personally, I am a Yorkshire woman who values the simple things in life, seeks to live life intentionally, and follows the varying fortunes of York City FC.

I started Counselling for Cruse Bereavement Care in 1995, and later became a Supervisor for them. Since my degree in 2003 I have worked in a Hospice, Christian Counselling Centre, General Counselling Centre doing GP referrals, and latterly as an independent Therapist.


How can I help?

I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues such as Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Anxiety, Phobias, Bereavement and other losses, Child Related Issues, Depression, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Spiritual issues and many more besides.

However, you will find that I focus more on the person than ‘treating the issue’ and will work collaboratively with you to identify a way forward together, listening to who you are and what you would like to achieve. I regard clients as people, not patients, and prefer not to ‘label’ people. Life is complicated and much of what I help with is a direct result of that.


I am a trained EMDR therapist, and this stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a treatment that has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation as a treatment of choice for post-traumatic stress disorder. But there is also a growing body of evidence that it is helpful in wider mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and phobia.

This photo sums up life I think – dark storm clouds can threaten to overwhelm, but there is hope and an illuminated way forward, and (if you look carefully in the bottom right) guiding posts (or waymarks) to help guide the way ahead, and my job is to help us find those waymarks and when the tide is low enough, to start to make the journey forward.

Anam Cara

I am very interested in spirituality, and in particular Celtic Christian spirituality and adopting a Way of Life as a means of living life intentionally, rather than reactively. The term ‘Anam Cara’ simply means Friend of the Soul.

Reflecting on your spiritual life alongside an Anam Cara is not just for Christians though, I believe that everyone has a spiritual ‘side’ to them, even if this is not something you have considered up to now. Paying attention to this element of yourself can be very helpful in maintaining a positive view both of yourself and life in general, and can feel uplifting and rewarding.

Get in Touch

Whether you would like my help as a Therapist, EMDR practitioner, or Anam Cara, or just need to ask a few questions first, I invite you to fill in the form below, and I will make contact with you as soon as I can.

Telephone: 01904 340305 (confidential answering machine)

Email: lhtherapyyork@gmail.com

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