Dorothy Frear PG Dip/MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

Dorothy Frear - Counsellor York



My name is Dorothy (Dot) Frear and I am a qualified counsellor practicing in York. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the Counselling Directory. My qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from York St John University. My recent Counselling experience has been in the private and voluntary sector working with young people and adults with a broad range of difficulties including GP referrals.

I have more than 25 years’ experience in working with student, young people and parents in the education sector. I specialise in working with young people and students who often face problems relating to school/college/university, families, peers and work. Concessions are available for students and young people under 25 years. To find out more please see the Young People page.

If you are experiencing difficulties in your life, counselling can help you to move forward in a more positive way. The pace of modern life can often become overwhelming and manifest itself in many ways. Your reasons for seeking counselling will form the basis of our working towards understanding, reflecting on and resolving the problems you are facing. For example you may have immediate problems caused by a sudden change in your life. You may have been struggling with issues over a longer term and want to move forward and do things in a different way. You may be experiencing distress which relates back to an earlier time and affects how you deal with present situations.
I offer counselling to a wide range of people coping with change/transitions brought about by individual challenges in life.
For more information please see the Counselling and Psychotherapy page. I offer short-term and long-term counselling for a range of issues including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self harm and eating disorders
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship and/or family difficulties
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Past abuse and trauma
  • Exam stress and low motivation
  • Anger management
  • Work related problems
  • Health issues and coping with illness
  • School refusal
  • Parenting issues
  • Attachment difficulties

How to get in touch


If you decide to come for counselling, you can:

- email me at dorothyfrear@hotmail.com or use the tab on the right,
- leave a voicemail or text message on the confidential answerphone, with your contact details.

Confidential answerphone: 07934 124654

I will then contact you to arrange an initial session, including days and times that are available for you to attend counselling sessions.

My practice is situated between the city walls and The University of York campus along the number 10 bus route.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about counselling or how we might work together.

If you would like to arrange an initial session
please email me by clicking on this link

ring me on 07934 124654

or complete the Contact Form here
Location: YO10
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