Madeleine Bentley

Madeleine Bentley

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - York

York YO31
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person centred counsellor and specialise in counselling students and young adults aged 18+.  I also have experience of working with clients with more general emotional health concerns.

I have a good understanding of the particular pressures and life experiences students can face from working in higher education for nearly 10 years. In addition to running my private practice, I work in student mental health and wellbeing services at the University of York.

If you are feeling anxious, uncertain or have a particular problem or difficulty you want to work through, then counselling may be what you need to help you get back on track.

​Counselling can give you the space to explore and reflect, gain a fresh perspective and ultimately understand yourself and your experiences better. Your new awareness can then help you to make positive changes in your life.

Practice description

My practice is based in Heworth in York between Stockton Lane and Malton Road. It is near the 9 bus route from York City Centre to Monk's Cross.

Off road car and bike parking is available.

My first session

You may be feeling nervous about your first counselling session. Here is what to expect.

​Before the session I will send you a copy of my counselling contract. I will also send you a form to complete with some details about yourself, including whether you have had counselling before.

In the 50 minute session I will invite you to tell me about yourself and what has brought you to counselling. I will also ask what you are hoping to get from your counselling sessions.

The first session is a chance for you to experience person centred counselling and for you to ask any questions you may have about this type of counselling and working with me. By the end of the session we will decide whether to work together.

If we agree to go ahead, I will ask you to sign my counselling contract and we will arrange future sessions. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited