Psychological Therapy in York

with Rae Young


Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Accredited EMDR Practitioner

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Based in York, North Yorkshire

Rustic Beach Path

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When you watch the wonder of the dragonfly you witness the beauty and poise of such a graceful creature. It moves with such lightness, hovering, gliding, darting sharply in all directions including going backwards, all can be at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour!

Dragonflies embrace change from their early beginnings and change is integral for the dragonfly’s survival which is why they symbolise transformation, even in the face of adversity.

Dragonflies can teach us a great deal about adaptability, which I why they feature on my website. The words of BKS Iyengar~ ‘Change is something we should not fear rather than something we should welcome’  embodies the spirit of this adaptability.

Humans can often have a difficult relationship with change, change isn’t easy, but it is what brings humans into therapy in my experience. The dragonfly for me represents all that therapy involves and requires of the individual during the process~ adaptability, bravery, maturity, lightness, self-perspective. Every human has these qualities (and many more!) within them Selves and my role helps facilitate and strengthen this connection for recovery.


The dragonfly - the symbol of transformation