I'm Jon Bell

Counselling in York & West Yorkshire

I’m an integrative counsellor with a home-based clinic in Acomb, offering counselling in York, West Yorkshire and beyond. 

I am a person-centered practitioner, which means that I will prioritise you and what you need. Our sessions will be an opportunity for us to work to uncover the barriers and challenges you’ve faced.

I am an Accredited Registrant of The National Counselling Society with an Enhanced DBS check in place.

The road back to yourself begins and ends with you. Together, we’ll aim to complete that journey.

Even in your toughest moments,
you’ve been doing the best
work that you could.

Counselling in York & West Yorkshire

My clinic is a safe and welcoming space for anyone looking for counselling support. My counselling has seen me work with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances, all facing very different challenges in their lives. Together we will build the foundations of a healthy therapeutic relationship to help get you back to you.

My therapeutic training

How I Can Help

Trauma, loss, and fears about our vulnerabilities and purpose are all experiences that can lead us to believe that we are not worthy of a life that is wholehearted and happy. Whatever our lived experiences, a personal sense of shame can mute our ability to reach out; by working together, we’ll be challenging that shame from the very start.

Clients can often arrive feeling depressed, anxious, and certain of the bleakness of their life. By working together we’ll question those certainties and invite choice and possibility back into your way of thinking. As George Bernard Shaw said: “Those who can’t change their minds cannot change anything”.

I have additional training in the following areas: Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Loss of Identity & Purpose, Men’s Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide.

I am constantly updating my training and the list above is just a sample of the additional work I have done in support of my practice.

What my clients say

I found it really hard to ask for help but Jon was patient and allowed the process to develop at a pace that I felt comfortable with. He’s incredibly perceptive and focussed, but always empathetic.

Jon quickly gained my daughter’s trust, which gave her the confidence to be honest about how she felt. He tailored the sessions to her needs and gave her coping strategies which continue to help her.

I cannot thank Jon enough for what he did for me. I truly believe had it not been for him I would still be in the hole I found myself trapped in for months.

Additional Services

Sports Psychotherapy

Having completed my Masters research into the issue of vulnerability in rugby league, as well as personally spending time in the game at an elite level, I have first-hand experience and clinical understanding of how striving for authenticity in the toughest of sports can present athletes and non-competitors alike with a template for happier, wholehearted living.
I offer Sports Psychotherapy either from my home-based clinic in York, outdoors as walking therapy or virtually; giving you specialist support wherever you may be located.

Sports Psychotherapy in Yorkshire

Maybe you’d prefer to have your counselling sessions outdoors.

Outdoor therapy can provide an effective framework for our work for those who prefer to be among nature. I offer outdoor counselling in York and the surrounding areas.

Counselling in York, Outdoor Therapy
Let's work together

Book Your Session

If you would like to book a session or make an enquiry about my counselling or sports psychotherapy services, you can contact me via the Let’s Talk section below, email me at [email protected] or call on 07845409902. Once you make contact, I will get in touch to introduce myself and begin the booking process.

Your first session will be secured by payment of the £55 fee no later than 24 hours prior to the booking date. All subsequent sessions will be paid for following their completion.

Venues: During the COVID-19 pandemic all sessions have been held virtually on Zoom, however I am now able to offer face-to-face counselling in York from my home-based clinic. During our introductory call, we will decide if you wish to continue to use Zoom, have outdoor counselling or attend your sessions at my home-based clinic in Acomb. Your preferences can change and be accommodated at any point.

How we’ll work together:

Therapeutic contract

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Have any questions?

Let’s Talk

To book your appointment, please get in touch with me:

[email protected]

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