Our Associates

Dr Irina Yelland 

Consultant Clinical Psychologist 

Pocklington and On-line 


Assessments are £110 and last 90 minutes 
On going sessions are £100 and last 55 minutes 


email: irina.yelland@reflecttherapies.com


tel: 07760114703




 · Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

· Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills

· BSc Honours in Psychology

History of employment 

· Principal Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS in North Wales

· Principal Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health Secondary Care Service in Stockport

·Senior Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service and in Adult Mental Health Service in Chester

· Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS in North Wales

· Assistant Clinical Psychologist for inpatient and outpatient adult mental health services in South Wales and in the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service 


My other employment includes:

· Assistant Psychologist in a semi-secure unit for young offenders

· Children and Women’s Worker in a women’s refuge

·  Support Worker in a Rudolf Steiner Community for young adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems in Wales

·  Assistant Psychologist in a children’s home in Russia

Are you feeling worried, anxious or stressed?

Have you had past experiences that are affecting your life now?

Have you lost joy in life and would like to find happiness again?

I would like to help you.

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. My approach is warm, friendly and professional, and I would never judge you or your problems, no matter how big or small they are.  The most significant part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, so it’s important to me that you feel listened to, understood, supported and encouraged.

If you or your child are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, the effects of trauma, emotion regulation difficulties, low self-esteem or feeling overwhelmed, I am here to offer you my professional expertise. For a more extensive list of issues I work with, please see below.

During the initial appointment we would explore what you are struggling with. We will then decide together on an individualised plan for your therapy sessions. Everyone is unique, and the support I offer will be tailored to you and your needs. I offer evidence-based interventions that have been proven to be clinically effective.

Interventions offered

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness.  

I offer help to adults with:

Anxiety, depression, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, stress, eating disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), effects of trauma, personality disorder, dissociative disorders, chronic pain, grief and relationship difficulties.


I offer help to children, adolescents and families with:

Worries, fears, anxieties, school refusal, managing exam stress, low mood, depression, separation difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, confidence and self-esteem issues, self-criticism, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, social skills difficulties, sleep problems, life transitions (changing school, family, new siblings), managing divorce and separation, managing ADHD, ASD and Asperger's syndrome, parenting strategies.


If you are struggling with something which is not on the lists above, you are welcome to contact me to discuss if I can help.


Professional Registration

 Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Clinical Psychologist


I am currently Consultant Clinical Psychologist of a CAMHS team. 

 I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Bangor University, in North Wales. Since qualifying I have offered teaching and supervision to Trainee Clinical Psychologists as well as supervision, consultations and training to other professionals.


Supervision, consultation and training

I offer supervision, consultation and training to psychologists and other professionals on individual or group basis. 

Contact Irina

Sharon Simpson

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Pocklington and Beverley 


Assessments are £80 and last 90 minutes 
On going sessions are £65 and last 55 minutes 


email: sharon.simpson@reflecttherapies.com


tel: 07956943587




Master of Clinical Science in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M. Clin.Sci)

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Diploma in Group Therapy (Foundation Level)

Diploma in Group Analytic Therapy/Group Work Practitioner

MA/DipSW in Social Work

BA Hons Social Policy & Sociology

Additional therapy training 

Solution Focused therapy (4 days training)

MBT Awareness Training- ongoing facilitation of MBT Group/ Supervision

KUF (Knowledge Understanding Framework) – Personality Disorder. Providing ongoing training in this model with professionals.

Ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) forums and training

About me

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 23 years of experience working with adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. I also hold a qualification to practice as a Group Therapist and can offer 1:1 therapy as well as group psychotherapy for adults.

I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where we can explore issues and acknowledge psychological pain which may have been present throughout your life, or that may have developed over time in response to difficult life experiences and relationships. The aim of our work together may be to identify, better understand and work through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life, to allow positive change to occur.


The type of therapy I practice is a relationally informed psychoanalytic approach.  This type of therapy seeks to understand the unconscious beginnings of present problems. It not only relieves symptoms but enables deeper self-understanding so that life can be lived more fully. Although my training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I think it is important to adapt an integrative approach dependent on what feels most appropriate for the presenting issues that one brings to therapy.  Therefore, I draw in a range of therapeutic approaches.


I have extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD, personality problems, personality disorder and relationship / interpersonal problems. I have worked in a therapeutic community with people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder for many years and I am able to adapt my practice to each person’s needs.


I offer a free 15minute consultation that enables us to think about what you are seeking therapy for and for me to consider if I might be able to help before committing to a full assessment.

I am registered with a range of insurers including AXA, Aviva and Vitality Health.

What to expect in the first session

The first session is an informal kind of assessment session where I gain an idea of what is going on for you in your life and an impression of some of your background. It is a two-way process, so it is also an opportunity for you to assess me and clarify any questions you may have. There may be questions in your mind such as:  How do I feel about this person, could I trust this person, does this person seem to understand me, is she likely to be helpful?


To some extent these questions are always in our mind when we first meet anyone, but they are crucial ones in therapy because of the importance of the relationship.

Interventions offered:

Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Group Therapy

MBT (Mentalization Based Therapy)

Trauma-Focused Therapy Approach

Working with adults in 1:1 therapy and group therapy

I have extensive experience working with people who present with many different emotional and psychological difficulties, such as problematic relationships, identity issues, sadness and loss, anxiety and depression, alongside more complex enduring mental health conditions. I have more specialist experience of working with people with personality disorder and complex trauma.


If you are struggling with something which is not on the lists above, you are welcome to contact me to discuss if I can help.

Professional Registration

United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Associate Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA)  

Previous registration with HCPC in my role as a Mental Health Social Worker.

History of employment 

I am currently working as a Senior Psychotherapist in an Offender Personality Disorder Service in Leeds. This involves working in consultation with probation and other professionals to help to inform a psychologically informed approach to working with offenders. In the context of my role in this service, I also offer reflective practice groups and training for staff groups in the organization.

My previous NHS employment includes:

·         Group Psychotherapist in a Therapeutic Community working with adults with a diagnosis of primarily borderline personality disorder and complex trauma.

·         I have held the role of an Honorary Psychotherapist in a women’s service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

·         Approved Mental Health Professional- working with people who are in mental health crisis and in need of hospital admission.

·         Mental Health Social Worker in CMHT’s in Kent and South London working with adults/families with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

Supervision, consultation and training

I completed my Master degree in Clinical Science (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) at the University of Kent and I can offer supervision to Trainee Psychotherapists as well as consultation and training to other professionals and organizations.

Contact Sharon

Reflect Psychology and Psychotherapy

Clifford House 

Regent Street 



YO42 2QN



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