York St John University

Providing affordable mental health services

Professor Lynne Gabriel has paved the way in providing accessible and affordable, psychological therapy services.

Specialising in counselling for domestic abuse and violence, anger management and bereavement, Prof Gabriel has made a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of mental health patients in the York region. She set up the Counselling & Mental Health Clinic at the university, which inspires students entering the fields of counselling, psychology, mental health and social sciences.

New developments include partnership work to deliver early intervention groups for children and adolescents, along with post-group coaching to bring proactive, playful and engaging contexts for young people to develop confidence.

Feedback from clients endorses the positive impact the clinic has on local people.

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