Our counselling service for people living in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey is made possible by a five-year grant from Reaching Communities England, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund.  This grant has meant that we could expand our existing services in Scarborough and offer counselling in Whitby and Filey for the first time ever.  The counselling service for patients, aged 18 and over, who are referred by their GP, and another NHS worker, in Ryedale, or who are patients of Norwood House Surgery, Scarborough, is supported by a grant from NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group.

We are pleased to be delivering a project for survivors of sexual abuse funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation in partnership with Survive.  Please click here for more information including how to access the service.  














We are very grateful to the Brelms Trust for a three-year grant towards core costs of providing the service.  This money has helped us meet the challenges presented by the pandemic by providing additional resources to support volunteer counsellors (including trainee counsellors on a placement) and to rapidly change our delivery model from face-to-face to remote working (telephone and online counselling) to meet the demands of the pandemic. 

We are also pleased to have received grants from Ryedale District Council, the Wilfred Jackson Charitable Will Trust, the Ed De Nunzio Trust and the Malton and Norton Lions to help develop our services for children & young people in Ryedale.

We are grateful to the Jack Brunton Trust and to the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust for their kind donations to support our work on behalf of vulnerable clients living in North Yorkshire and York. 

Contribution made by volunteers

Finally, we greatly value the contribution made by volunteers to the success of the organisation.  Volunteering has been an integral part of Community Counselling long before the term 'Big Society' was coined.  Just over half of client sessions are now delivered by volunteers, including qualified counsellors who are working towards professional accreditation whilst the good administration of the service is heavily reliant on volunteering.  

The reasons why people volunteer are many, including a desire to 'give something back', to complete the practical element of a training course and to gain new skills and experience - and the confidence - to re-enter (or to enter for the first time) the workplace.  Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.