Who we are

Beverley Counselling and Psychotherapy is a private therapy practice that was established to provide a therapy service delivered by therapists who have undergone rigorous training and have a wealth of expertise and experience in different areas.  We offer counselling that meets the high standards that are required by the professional associations (UKCP, BACP, BAPT) that we are affiliated with.

We are all experienced in working with adults of all ages with many different issues. Some of us also work with teenagers.  Our play therapist is able to work with younger children and their families.

We are mainly offer in person therapy at the practice, although some of us also offer online therapy - please get in touch for more information by emailing [email protected]


Meet the team

Caroline Hudson

Caroline runs the centre and is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor, with 20 years experience of working in a variety of counselling settings with older teenagers and adults of all ages. She has a particular interest in working with eating disorders, anxiety and depression, but also has experience in working with many other issues. 

Caroline is a qualified clinical supervisor and has recently completed an MSc, undertaking research into therapy around issues of eating distress.



Mary Hodgson

Mary has been counselling for over 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.




Tracey Bonelle

Tracey is a BACP registered person centred counsellor and has over 20 years experience working with teenagers and adults in variety of settings.  She has extensive experience of working integratively with many issues including those around anxiety, stress and depression.




Fiona Croston

Fiona Croston is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Transactional Analysis and is an Accredited Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  She has over 20 years’ experience working with adults in a variety of settings.  Fiona works with people are suffering from a range of difficulties including trauma, abuse, bereavement, depression and anxiety. 



Lynn Buckley

Lynn is a UKCP & COSRT accredited psychosexual therapist working with a wide
range of sexual difficulties including problems with sexual function, sexual
trauma, out of control or compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction), and
gender, sexuality and relationship diversity (GSRD).  She recently retired from her
role as a clinical nurse specialist within gynaecological cancer after nearly 40
years in the NHS.   

Lynn is also trauma informed and a EMDR practitioner working with clients who
experience symptoms of PTSD or complex-PTSD. She uses an integrative
approach with a variety of therapy styles including EMDR, Flash Technique,
Embodied Reprocessing and Rewind Therapy.



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.




Sharon Simpson

Sharon is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and has over 23 years’ experience working in mental health both within the NHS and tertiary services. She previously trained as a mental health social worker and has extensive experience of working with adults and families where a family member has been diagnosed with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. Since qualifying as a Psychotherapist, she has also completed Group Psychotherapy training and holds a diploma in Group Work Practice. She holds an associate membership with the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). She has extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD, personality problems, personality disorders and relationship and interpersonal problems.

Alongside individual therapy and facilitating therapeutic groups, she has experience of
supervising other professionals. Sharon is also able to offer supervision and reflective practice groups within the workplace.




Louise Howarth

Louise is a qualified BAPT registered play therapist, Certified Theraplay® practitioner, and social worker with over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families. She is passionate about working with children and their families, to help them recover from difficult experiences, and supporting the family and professional network in understanding the needs of children.  She has extensive experience of working with issues around loss and bereavement and adverse childhood experiences such as trauma and abuse. She provides individual play therapy and parent/child therapy.