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Brief Counselling Service 
in Ryedale

Part of this service is supported by the NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Please use our Online Referral Form to refer yourself to this service.


Who can access the service?


Individuals aged 16 and over living in Ryedale, with presenting issues such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, and interpersonal/relationship issues which can be improved with brief counselling.

You can refer yourself using our online referral form above or be referred by your GP.

To access this service you must be registered at one of the following GP practices: 

Ampleforth & Hovingham

Derwent Medical Practice




Sherburn & Rillington

West Ayton & Snainton


What Community Counselling provides

This service offers an initial triage assessment appointment with an experienced and qualified counsellor. We then aim to offer a first counselling appointment with one of our trainee practitioners as soon as possible.


We offer up to 8 weekly counselling sessions and these usually last 50 to 60 minutes.  We offer face to face or remote (telephone or online) appointments. 

If you do not live in Ryedale then you may qualify for our counselling service for victims of crime, please click here to check our criteria.   

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