Who we are

Beverley Counselling and Psychotherapy is a private therapy practice that was established to provide a therapy service delivered by highly experienced therapists who have expertise in different areas in order to create a holistic service for clients of all ages.

Whilst we are all experienced in working with adults of all ages with many different issues, we are also passionate about helping young people.  The transition between childhood and adulthood can be difficult and we all have specific experience and training in working with the younger age group.  Some of us have worked with the teenage age group, some with younger children, and some with families. 


Meet the team


Caroline Hudson

Caroline is a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. Having had experience of counselling herself as a young adult she now has over 15 years experience working in a variety of settings with both teenagers and adults. She has a particular interest in working with young adults, eating disorders, anxiety, self harm and depression.  Prior to working in private practice she worked as a counsellor at a young people's centre in York.

She is also a clinical supervisor and counselling tutor at a local training college.


Hugh Palmer

Hugh is a UKCP registered Systemic Family Psychotherapist and has many years’ experience working with individual clients, couples and families. He has previously worked as a university lecturer and as a Family Therapist in the NHS. Hugh has particular interests in working with families who have adopted, families experiencing bereavement, and supporting couples who are having relationship difficulties.


Mary Hodgson

Mary has been counselling for nearly 20 years. The majority of this time was spent as lead counsellor at a centre for young people aged 16 -25 in York. Clients came via GPs, or self referred because they were experiencing a range of common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety), together with problems relating to their age (e.g. self esteem, identity). Most recently she is counselling survivors of sexual violence in a York charity using specific models of working with trauma, including EMDR.

Mary has been an accredited member of BACP since 2005. She is a qualified supervisor of counsellors and support workers, with special expertise in young people’s work.


Fiona Croston 

Fiona is a psychotherapeutic counsellor in transactional analysis and is a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA). 

She has over 20 years’ experience working with adults and young people in a variety of settings. Fiona works with people who may be suffering from a range of difficulties including trauma, abuse, bereavement, depression and anxiety.