Support For Individuals, Couples, & Families

Meet The Team

Let our experienced counsellors guide you through the counselling process.

Sinead Tingley
Sinead is Director and Lead Counsellor at Serendipity. She studied at York St John University where she also sat on the Children & Young People’s Coaching Steering Panel and co-facilitated the Anger Management Research Programme. Sinead believes that meaningful change and satisfaction comes from self awareness, personal growth and acceptance.

Sinead has the experience and training to work with adults, couples and young people. She has worked with a wide and diverse range of clients. She has worked within a CAMHS Family Therapy Team, is GSD Aware and Sex Positive and has trained with the Tavistock in Leeds. Sinead is also an Associate Member of Resolution, the Family Law professionals service, a registered member of the BACP and Pink Therapy. She is also a visiting lecturer on counselling degree courses at York St John University.


Canse Karatas

Canse has been working with Serendipity for the past 8 months during her training. She has now qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist through Leeds Beckett University. We are delighted to welcome her on board as an Associate Counsellor.

Canse believes we all have the resources within us to reach our full potential and it is okay to need support in doing so. She has worked in a variety of adult mental health services over the last 10 years ranging from community settings, inpatient units and crisis intervention. Also, she is extremely passionate about mental health awareness. She actively seeks ways in which to reach out to people and challenge stigma.

Canse holds a degree in Psychology specialising in Clinical Psychology in addition to her Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Her therapeutic influence is from an integrative approach linked to Humanistic, Relational and Creative ways of working.

Advanced Trainees
At Serendipity we offer placement opportunities to Advanced Trainee Counsellors. We work in collaboration with York St John, Leeds Beckett and Teeside Universities to support the training needs of their students. We offer sessions with these counsellors at a reduced rate. Please contact us for more information.

Our Expertise

Unexpected Mood Swings

Stress & Anxiety

Anger Management

Family Member Conflict

Job Loss or Change


Irregular Sleep Cycles

Couples Infidelity

Harmful Thoughts

Isolation & Loneliness

Strained Relationships


Our Approach & Values

We believe each client is unique. Their experience and history is theirs alone. We work together to understand the issues and underlying emotional response to what they are experiencing. We work with our clients to focus our work in short term counselling. We also offer longer term therapy to help clients who want a deeper understanding of their self. Our work is client led and client focused.

“I really felt Sinead wanted to help me and I genuinely felt part of her day. A positive counselling experience”.

“It’s like having a weekly brain massage, in a good way!”

“Sinead helped me and my partner through a difficult time in our relationship.”

“Kept me grounded through a very difficult separation and subsequent divorce. "

“Helped me understand myself.”

“Work stress was completely debilitating. Seeing Sinead helped me get things in perspective and gave me strategies to cope on returning.”

“We are seeing a real, positive difference in our girl!”

“I can now see that I can help myself, I didn’t know what self care was until someone cared for me. Thank you.”

Contact us

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 999 or visit your nearest hospital.


07403 307 294

Serendipity Counselling, CMC, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

07403 307 294

CMC, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

07403 307 294

CMC, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

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