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Community Counselling

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Community Counselling is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Henry Smith Charity to enable it to continue to provide long-term counselling to people aged 18 and over who have experienced sexual abuse and/or domestic violence for another three years. The funding will also support EMDR treatment, which is one of two NICE recommended treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Click here to read coverage in the local press.

Community Counselling is also pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £963 by the Two Ridings Community Foundation and the Moss Family Fund to help support its counselling service in Kirkbymoorside. Community Counselling had to close its services at a number of venues across Ryedale earlier this year due to budget cuts. However, thanks to a grant of £3,500 by Ryedale District Council (to pay for staff costs) and this additional funding (to pay for travel costs) Community Counselling plans to restore this service for 12-months from this summer. Longer-term, Community Counselling hopes to secure new funding so it can resume working at other community-based venues across Ryedale.

Dee Jefferson, Volunteer Counsellor will be jumping out of a perfectly good plane in September to raise funds for Community Counselling.  Please click here to read more and find out how to sponsor her.  

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Hello!  Welcome to the online home of Community Counselling. We hope you find this website useful.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions as how to improve it and we will make changes where we can.

We offer counselling at a range of times to suit clients. Counselling is typically short-term i.e. an initial assessment appointment followed by six counselling sessions. Sessions are normally held weekly, lasting between 50 and 60 minutes.  

Our Specialist Counselling Service also offers long-term counselling to people who have experienced, or have been affected by, domestic abuse, sexual violence or sexual abuse.  Unfortunately, the waiting list for this service is now closed to new referrals as the current funding ends at the end of June.

For more information about where and when we operate, and how you can access our services, go to the About Us page.  You can also download a copy of our booklet, "About our services" or request that a hard copy be sent to you.  

Community Counselling is an Accredited Service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  The scheme provides robust evidence of service quality and professionalism. 

For more information about our services or if you wish to make a referral or to refer yourself for counselling, please contact us by telephone on 0844 800 4462, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or use the contact form

Please note that 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.  However, we would like to make you aware that we may keep a record of information left on the service and that we comply with Data Protection legislation when maintaining a record of such information. 

Community Counselling was established in 1995 in order to provide an accessible and confidential counselling service to people, aged 18 and over, living in North Yorkshire. It became an independent charity in April 2013. Most of our services are free to clients, thanks to the generous support of our funders and commissioners - however, we do welcome donations. 

Community Counselling is a registered charity (no. 1151230) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 08399767).