Community Counselling is an independent charity (number 1151230).  Click here to view a copy of our charitable objectives.   As a charity, we welcome donations to support our work with vulnerable clients. 



FREE 8 Week Cognitive-based Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays 6 March-8 May 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Run by two of our counsellors, this course will help adults who suffer from stress, anxiety and ruminating. You will increase your understanding of how stress and fear can affect our bodies and minds and learn skills to help develop a more mindful approach, which can in turn help to greatly improve the quality of life and relationships.

If you would like to know more about mindfulness please see our info sheet here. To refer yourself to the group please download our Self-Referral Form (PDF version) and return it to us by Saturday 23 February. Numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis


Childrens Mental Health Week

Thank you to Scarborough Symphony Orchestra [SSO] for choosing us as its nominated charity at its concert on 9 February during Childrens Mental Health Week. We raised £233 towards the cost of running our counselling service for children in Scarborough.  It was also a great programme, including the Peacock Variations by Kodaly.  We don't have a recording by the SSO to play you but here's the same piece played by the Hungarian State Orchestra. 

North Yorkshire TV has highlighted our work with vulnerable children, including those who have been the victim of crime and young carers.  Please click here to watch a video of our Lead Counsellor for Children and Young People, Fran Morrison showing off our new therapy room for children in Malton. 



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.

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.