Welcome to the online home of Community Counselling (North Yorkshire) Limited.  We hope you find this website useful. Do let us know if you have any feedback about it and we will make changes where we can.


Unfortunately, we have had to close the waiting list for our free-to-access brief counselling service in Ryedale and Scarborough Borough Districts  due to the long waiting times for these services.  Please see a copy of the letter sent to Practice Managers for more information.  The waiting lists for our chargeable services (Options and Relationship Counselling)  and for the Victim Counselling Service remain open.  

We are not accepting any new referrals for the Young Carers Service.  We plan to relaunch the service in the autumn following the outcome of a new recruitment process.    

Please note that our Office is open to telephone callers between 1 pm and 4 pm, Monday to Thursday.  Messages  can be left at all other times on our confidential voicemail service. 


Community Counselling was set-up in 1995 and became an independent charity in 2013 (charity no. 1151230).  It is also a company limited by guarantee (8399767).  Click here to view a copy of our charitable objectives. 

We provide a range of counselling services to adults living in Ryedale and Scarborough Borough Districts, North Yorkshire, including services which are accredited by our professional body, the BACP

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 sessions 
  • We also offer a chargeable counselling service, 'Options' which offers clients greater choice, compared to our free-to-access services
  • Sessions are normally held weekly, lasting 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 or download a copy of About Our Services. Alternatively, call us on 01653 690 124 to ask for a copy to be sent to you.  You can also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or use the contact form

Our office is open for telephone enquiries between 09:30 and 17:00, 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.

As a charity, we welcome donations as this helps to ensure a sustainable counselling service. For every pound donated, we can claim back 25 pence from the government if a Gift Aid form is completed.