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Hello! Welcome to the online home of Community Counselling. We hope that 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.

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Unfortunately, due to the high demand for the Big Lottery funded counselling service in Whitby, the waiting list is now closed.  We hope to re-open the waiting list as soon as possible.  The waiting list for Scarborough and Filey are both open. 

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Community Counselling was established in 1995 and provides a range of BACP Accredited counselling services to adults living in Ryedale and Scarborough Borough Districts, North Yorkshire. Most of these services are free to use thanks to the generous support of our funders and commissioners - however, we do welcome donations.  All our counsellors work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and are either members of the BACP or of 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 supported by the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, receive 10 counselling sessions.  
  • Our Specialist Counselling Service people who have experienced, or have been affected by, domestic abuse, sexual violence or sexual abuse offers long-term counselling (up to 20 sessions).
  • Sessions are normally held weekly, lasting between 50 and 60 minutes. 

We provide equality of services to everyone, regardless of people's age, 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 our booklet, About Our Services. Alternatively, call us on 0844 800 4462 or 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. 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 is a registered charity (1151230) and a company limited by guarantee (8399767).  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.