My name is Ania Halls and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner in York. I offer confidential therapy for adults experiencing depression, trauma and anxiety disorders, based on the latest research in the field. 

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, which means that I am registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). BABCP is the only organisation in Britain which recognises CBT therapists who meet pre-set requirements of training and commit to continuous professional development. Please feel free to check my accreditation status by visiting the BABCP website and clicking on ‘find a CBT Therapist’ link. I am also a fully trained EMDR practitioner, level 3. I am fully insured and have a recent CRB check.

My professional yet comfortable private practice is located in Holgate in York, with parking and easy access by car and public transport. I am located near the ring road which lends itself well to those travelling from other areas of Yorkshire including Leeds, Wetherby, Hull and Selby. 

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Adults experiencing symptoms of (or mixture): 

  • Addictions (internet, gaming)
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger management
  • Assertiveness problems 
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Depression
  • Depersonalisation/ Derealisation / Detachment Disorder   
  • Eating disorders
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Interpersonal relationship problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobias (including Emetophobia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-criticism
  • Sleep problems
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Work related stress
  • Worry

Please note I am unable to accept referrals for the following:

  • Under 18s
  • High risk to self
  • High risk of self-harm
  • High risk of harm to others
  • Ongoing heavy drug use and/or alcohol abuse
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia 
  • Bipolar illness
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Forensic patients
  • Brain injury
  • Couple work
  • Severe Attachment Disorders


​My therapist journey began in 2001 after completing a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health. I then went on to complete my Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy training at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College in London. Whilst working in London I had the privilege of working alongside and being supervised by world renowned psychologists and CBT therapists at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT). ​After completing my core training I worked for the NHS as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in London and later across Yorkshire.
In my final years at the NHS, I worked as a Clinical Lead / Senior Psychotherapist / Clinical Supervisor for two large NHS psychology services and there I accumulated over 4,000 clinical hours of treatment. I also contributed towards the continuous development of other therapists by teaching and providing clinical supervision to NHS therapists, trainees as well as Clinical Psychologists.

Two years ago I decided to step away from management roles and to concentrate fully on my clinical work through my private practice. I now run a regular clinic in Holgate in York. The majority of my clients self refer for therapy, but I also accept referrals from insurance companies, solicitors and back to work schemes. I provide regular supervision to a number of independent therapists in and around York and to NHS psychology departments across the country.  

In my free time I enjoy Pilates, travelling, trying out exotic foods, writing and being in nature.


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