Michael and Fran Guilding run independent private practices, working from their purpose–built consulting rooms at Wetherby Road, York.  The practice is close to the ring road on the west of side of York with easy access to Leeds and Harrogate.  We have a waiting room for our clients with its own toilet and facilities for clients to make their own drinks.  The driveway ouside the practice is kept free for client parking.

Fran offers couple and relationship counselling, counselling for children and young people, and family counselling.  In addition she has worked with individuals who have depression, anxiety, low self esteem and those who have been abused or bereaved.  

Michael offers individual counselling and psychotherapy covering stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, abuse, trauma, and other less easily defined issues such as loss of energy, motivation and vitality. 

Michael Guilding

07932 626 919


I now have some vacancies for Clinical Supervision.  I would probably be of most help to therapists with a few years post-qualification experience, who would like to explore working with the Fear System and who would be interested in expanding on their core orientation and integrating an adult attachment model and an understanding of trauma.

For my thoughts on wellbeing, the fear system and depression see my new website: www.michaelguilding.com

Michael is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 24 years’ post-qualification experience. In his early years as a counsellor he worked for WPF Counselling North in Leeds, The Tuke Centre in York, and The Oakdale Centre in Harrogate.   

He estabished his own private practice in 1997 and also worked within NHS Psychological Therapies Department as Practice Counsellor for the Tadcaster Medical Practice and the Jorvik Medical Practice in  York.  In 2004 he took up the post of Head of Counselling within NHS Psychological Therapies with responsibility for the recruitment and management of counsellors working within GP practices in the York and Selby areas.  In 2007 he also took on the management of the local Primary Care Mental Health Team.

He retired  from the NHS in 2011 and now works part-time in private practice.

Michael sees clients for  brief and medium-term work.   He works with a wide range of issues, with a particular interest in attachment and relationship problems, anxiety, depression  and trauma, and the recovery of motivation and vitality.   He also provides clinical supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.



Fran Guilding

07837 789 564


Fran is a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Relate trained and with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic and Systemic Couple Therapy.  She has worked as a counsellor at Relate for over 10 years with couples, individuals and young people.  She has worked in private practice for the past 6 years.

Fran has a background working in schools with children with behavioral problems, and is trained in young people’s counselling. She has provided counselling in schools, and has counselled young people and families as part of the Relate service.