Meet our counsellors

Jill Davice Bird

I can help with emotional distress and psychological difficulties caused by loss, trauma, and intergenerational family problems.  I offer long-term weekly therapy groups for adults who would like to work in this way. I’m a qualified Group Work Practitioner and am on a Qualifying Course in Group… Read More »

Laura Pierrepont

Laura is a caseworker working as part of the perinatal team and has experience in working with women and families in the perinatal period. Her role involves working with women in pregnancy and the first year of baby’s birth who are currently in therapy or… Read More »

Gemma Ridge

Gemma is an accredited psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner working in our 8-16 session team. As an integrative therapist, she uses a variety of approaches and modalities depending on what the client needs. She believes the most important part of her work is building a warm… Read More »

Peri O’Connor

Peri is warm, calm and compassionate and offers therapy where clients are accepted just as they are. She works with clients in a supportive way, leading to fresh perspectives and helping people make lasting life changes. Peri is a BACP registered psychotherapist/counsellor using TA (Transactional… Read More »

Lorraine Fothergill

Lorraine is an integrative person-centred psychotherapist with additional training in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and other therapeutic approaches. She has extensive experience working in many different settings including Mind, NHS, and educational settings. She also has a private practice in York. She has great resolve to… Read More »

Kirsty Grant

Kirsty is a BACP accredited therapist working with clients referred to the core WCTS service. She works in an integrative, relational way, tailoring her approach to suit the needs of each client and has had experience working within the NHS as well as Further and… Read More »

Alison Herbert

Alison is a qualified Art Psychotherapist. She is registered with The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and a member of BACP (MBACP). She works with clients with a wide range of needs and adapts her approach to meet the individual’s… Read More »

Mbola Holisoa

Holisoa Andriambolanoro, also known as Mbola, is a qualified person-centred therapist, BACP registered. Her experience includes working with vulnerable adults with complex needs, such as attachment difficulties, domestic violence and histories of sexual abuse, and she also has experience of working with anxiety, depression, low… Read More »

Raquel Losa-Hicking

Raquel’s role involves supporting Women and Girls with complex and multiple needs. Working holistically, she offers one-to-one practical and emotional support for women who’ve been affected by sexual violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. The work is person-centred and aims to empower women and… Read More »

Jaz O’Reilly

Jaz works as a therapist based in the community, mainly within the 50+ Project, taking the service out to those who live community-wide. She offers one-to-one long-term therapy and also runs a yoga class to provide a more holistic approach. Before joining WCTS she worked… Read More »

Abi Rowan

Abi is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor working in the Perinatal team. She works with pregnant women and women with babies up to a year old, supporting them to explore what is meaningful to them, to search new ways of relating to themselves and others, and develop a… Read More »