We appreciate that everyone is struggling to understand the current situation regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Here at The Retreat we are following national advice and guidance and have temporarily suspended all face-to-face appointments.

Please be reassured that you can speak to us by telephone and also see and speak to us online via video link.

Many people are taking advantage of our video consultations and we would urge you to enquire about this. Find out more here



We are introducing new prices for our services, for current and new clients, in order to increase access in these challenging times and providing more opportunities to support our local community.

Find out more here.



Compassion, Collaboration, Community

Our therapy services are now open on Saturdays

Compassion, Collaboration, Community

Our therapy services are now open on Saturdays

01904 412 551

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Experienced psychologist joins the team


The Retreat York is delighted to welcome aboard Dr Elaine Richardson, who brings a wealth of experience our already talented therapies team.

Elaine is a clinical psychologist with quarter of a century’s experience working in a variety of NHS adult mental health, both as a clinician and as a manager. She has worked in primary care, secondary care, specialist psychological therapies and also in a workplace wellbeing role. 

An accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist trained in using the specialist Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) technique, Elaine also has a special interest in ‘third wave’ cognitive approaches such as compassion focused therapy.

“I’m delighted to be joining the outstanding team at The Retreat,” she explains. “I particularly looking forward to using my experience to help people with a wide range of common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and personality issues.”

You can find out more about the work of Elaine and her therapy colleagues by calling us on 01904 412551.



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