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Our services in Ryedale:

NHS Counselling Service
Offers short-term counselling (up to six sessions) to individuals, aged 16 and over, with a wide range of presenting issues who are patients of the following GP surgeries:

  • Ampleforth & Hovingham surgeries;
  • Derwent Medical Practice;
  • Sherburn & Rillington;
  • West Ayton & Snainton General Medical Practice.

Specialist Counselling Service
Provides longer-term counselling for adults living in Ryedale who have experienced or been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or rape, or childhood sexual abuse.

Clients can self-refer as well as be referred by any statutory or voluntary sector organisation, including by a GP or another NHS professional.

Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing [EMDR]
EMDR is an effective treatment for people who have experienced severe trauma and who may have the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR works by allowing disturbing memories to be safely processed, so that they no longer negatively impact the person’s everyday life.

EMDR can also help people to-build better coping mechanisms and rebuild self-confidence. It is a NICE approved treatment which means it has been extensively researched and validated. This service is available to people living in Ryedale and patients of Brook Square Surgery who are able to travel to Norton.

Our services in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey:

We offer both short-term (up to six sessions) and longer-term counselling (up to 20 sessions) for adults who have experienced or been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or rape, or childhood sexual abuse at venues in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.

This service is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

 Adults living in the borough can self-refer to this service as well as be referred by any statutory or voluntary sector organisation, including by their doctor.

Our services in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale:

Victim Counselling Service
If you have been the victim of crime, you may be entitled to free counselling from us. You can self-refer to this service, as well as be referred by any statutory or voluntary sector organisation.

Alternatively, you can contact Supporting Victims by calling 01904 669276 between 8am and 7pm. Outside of these hours, you can call the national Victims Info Line on 0808 168 9293 or access the website, www.supportingvictims.org

Chargeable Counselling Services

 Relationship Counselling
This is a chargeable service and is only offered at our venue in Malton.

Co-payment Counselling Scheme
Whilst we offer free counselling to some NHS patients, not everyone wishes their doctor to know they are receiving counselling. The Co-payment Counselling Scheme offers up to 30 counselling sessions and is available to adults living in Ryedale or Scarborough Borough Districts, who can travel to Malton. Sessions, including the assessment are £30 each.

Operating hours

Office is open to telephone callers, Monday to Thursday, 09:30 to 17:00.

We offer daytime and evening appointments during the week and weekend appointments at our Malton counselling venue and daytime appointments only on weekdays at all other venues (in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey).

How to contact us

Community Counselling (North Yorkshire) Limited
Stanley Harrison House
Norton Road
North Yorkshire
YO17 9RD

Telephone: 01653 690 124 / 0844 800 4462
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.community-counselling.org.uk

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Quotes from our service users

"I found the counselling sessions extremely useful.  I was made to think beyond the boundaries of everyday, immediate things that were upsetting me, to try and get to the start of all my problems.”

"It was more than helpful, it was supportive and restorative."

"I feel so much stronger."

"I really feel I have got back to myself."

"From the very start I felt completely at ease with my counsellor. She was, I felt, there to be 'with me' but also to offer 'tough love' when I needed it."

“The counselling sessions … have really helped me.  My counsellor was excellent.  I have gained confidence to make changes to improve my life.  I did not have the strength or clarity of vision to do this before.  I found my counsellor easy to talk to and non-judgmental – at no time was I made to feel uncomfortable.”

"I achieved everything I wanted in counselling and more."

"My experience of counselling made me understand how to deal with my feelings"

"After the last session I felt able to move on with my life."

"I found it a bit awkward at first to open up to the counsellor, but after a few sessions I found it easier to talk to her and she encouraged me and made me feel at my ease.  I feel a different person to what I was and can’t thank her enough.”

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