Community Counselling and Survive are being funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation to provide a range of services for adult survivors of sexual abuse living in Ryedale.  This is a three-year project (ending 2022). 

Who can access the services?

Adults (aged 18 and over) who have been either directly or indirectly affected by sexual violence (including parents/carers/friends/family members) who would like emotional or psychological support or specific information about sexual violence can access the services provided by Community Counselling and Survive.  

What Survive provides

Survive offers non-judgmental and confidential support via either face-to-face or telephone appointments on a monthly basis.  The focus of this work is to help survivors deal with the impacts of sexualised trauma and to improve their wellbeing by means of:

- providing a safe place to talk;

- psychoeducation about sexualised trauma;

- suggesting new coping mechanisms;

- providing grounding techniques;

- signposting for advocacy/practice/financial support;

- providing information about reporting options/anonymous reporting. 

What Community Counselling provides

Community Counselling offers clients longer-term counselling and EMDR treatment [Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a NICE-approved treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder] where appropriate.

How to access the services

Clients can be referred by any statutory or voluntary agency or can self-refer themselves to the project.  To make a referral/self-refer please contact:

Survive on 01904 638 813 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Community Counselling on 01653 690 124 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



1. What happens after the referral?

Depending on whether you have been referred to Survive or to Community Counselling, you will be contacted by Yasmin Bertucci or a member of the Community Counselling Admin Team to arrange an initial appointment. 

2. Can I bring someone with me to the appointments?

Yes, but only for the initial appointment.

3. Can I access services provide by both organisations?

Yes you can.  In order to comply with GDPR (Data Protection legilsation) you will be asked to sign a consent form so that one organisation can share information about you to the other such as your name, address and contact details.