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Options is a chargeable counselling service for adults, aged 18 and over, providing 1-to-1 counselling with a qualified practitioner.  Clients have a range of options, compared to our free-to-access services.  

  • Clients can chose how many sessions they have: counselling can be brief or long-term.
  • Clients also have greater choice of time and venue: we offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments in Malton and Scarborough.  We can provide counselling at other venues e.g. Whitby and York on request.
  • Options offers significantly shorter waiting times, compared to our free services.  Normally, you will be offered an assessment within a week of making a referral.

Sessions, including the initial assessment appointment, cost £35.  Options is offered in Malton and Scarborough Borough Districts. 

Please note that depending on the nature of the presenting issue(s), we may signpost clients to other sources of professional help after the initial assessment appointment. 

We will also break confidentiality if a client is considered to be a danger to him/herself or to others, or when someone else is believed to be in risk of serious harm in line with our Confidentiality Policy.

To self-refer, you can:

  • Telephone 01653 690 124
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or,
  • Use the form on the Contact Us page.  
  • Alternatively, please complete a Referral form and email it or post it to us at:

Community Counselling, Stanley Harrison House, Norton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9RD

Options is a BACP Accredited Service.  For more information about Options please click here