**NEW SERVICE** Pilot Brief Counselling Service for Ryedale

We are very pleased to be able to launch a pilot brief counselling service for people aged 16 and over living in Ryedale who are experiencing mild to moderate levels of emotional and psychological distress. The pilot will use trainee counsellors to provide the counselling and all potnential clients will undergo a 30 minute triage assessment with an experienced, qualified counsellor to ensure this is the right service for them. For more information click here.

**Increased Capacity for Victims of Sexual Violence and/or Domestic Abuse**

Thanks to additional funding from the Ministry of Justice we have increased capacity to offer longer term counselling to victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse with immediate effect. Clients can be referred or self-refer directly to us by calling 01653 690124 between 1-4pm.  We are able to offer up to 30 sessions of counselling or 20 sessions of EMDR and sessions will be delivered either by telephone, online or face-to-face.



Community Counselling is an independent charity (no. 1151230).  Click here to see our charitable objectives.  We provide a range of counselling services to people living in Ryedale and Scarborough Borough Districts, North Yorkshire, including services accredited by our professional body, the BACP

We offer a number of different types of counselling and psychotherapy, including Person-Centred Counselling, Relational and Psychotherpeutic approaches, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Humanistic-Integrative (incorporating Solution-Focused, CBT, Transactional Analysis and creative techniques as appropriate) as well as Couples Counselling.  We also offer trauma recovery work, where appropriate, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). 

Most of our services are free to use thanks to the support of our funders and commissioners.  Our counsellors work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and are members of the BACP or the UKCP.  

  • Counselling is typically short-term i.e. an initial assessment appointment followed by six counselling sessions
  • Clients of our Victim Counselling Service, which is commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire, receive 10 counselling sessions plus the initial assessment
  • We also offer a chargeable counselling service, 'Options' which offers clients greater choice, compared to our free-to-access services
  • Sessions are normally held at the same time each week and last between 50 and 60 minutes

We provide equality of services to everyone, regardless of disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.  For more information go to the About Us page

Our office is open for telephone enquiries between 13:00 and 16:00, Monday to Thursday.  Messages can be left at any time on the confidential voicemail service. Please note, however, that we may keep a record of information left on the service and that we comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation made on 27 April 2016 when maintaining a record of such information. Please click here to read our Privacy Notice.