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Counselling, mentoring and consultancy in York and beyond.

Are you feeling stuck in life or work? Perhaps you're not sure what it is you do want, but it's not this?

Are you a leader in a charity, CIC or other purpose-driven organisation who would love to see your work and mission flourish?

I'm Dorothy Hodgkinson, and all the work I do through Finding Perspectives is about empowering you to move towards the life, work or mission you love.

I offer one-to-one counselling and mentoring to people struggling or at a crossroads.

I also work with charities and third sector organisations as a consultant, trainer and in supervisory roles.

About me and my work

I work as a person-centred, integrative counsellor, an advocate, a consultant and trainer to voluntary sector organisations, and a mentor. That's a lot of badges to wear! Of course, there are important differences between counselling and consultancy, but some key strands weave through all of my work.

It's all about creating and holding a space that empowers you. It's about helping you find new ways of seeing into a problem or issue, and developing a sense of excitement and possibility for the future. All of my work is rooted in acceptance and empathy: a non-judgemental place for you to bring whatever you need to bring. You can read more about me, my work and my love of tapestry here.

We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like.
John Piper


Member of Creative Counsellors
Member of the Federation of Small Businesses (number 51698446)
Member of Inspiring Women Changemakers

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    Workshops for small groups to work in a safe environment exploring how our emotions impact upon our ability to communicate, to think and plan, to relate to others. Time taken to develop emotional resilience through simple relaxation and meditative practices to calm the fear, panic, anxiety or self-doubt in order to deal with what life puts in front of us. If this is something you are keen to work on - email me at for further details

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    Social media likes to create ever more topics for each day of the week, week of the year, month of the year … Tuesdays include #transformationtuesday so I thought about this a bit and wrote a short piece on LinkedIn.