Who is therapy for?
Wellspring offers professional, confidential and affordable counselling for adults and young people. Counselling is offered to anyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, and to people of any faith or none.
We are experienced in working with people who are dealing with many different issues including:
- Loss and change
- Eating disorders
- Faith and spirituality
How many sessions will I have and what does counselling cost?
Each counselling session will last for 50 minutes, and will take place on the same day, at the same time, with the same counsellor each week. To ensure we are able to meet the demands on our service, we offer up to 20 sessions of counselling. If further sessions are needed this will be reviewed.
The service we provide would cost you a minimum of £50 per session from a private counsellor. As a charity, Wellspring seeks to provide professional, affordable counselling, but to ensure our service is sustainable we rely on clients contributing towards the cost of their sessions.
When you apply for counselling, you will be asked to indicate on your self-referral form a weekly session fee which is affordable to you: £15 £20 £25 £30 £35 or £40. If you are on income-related benefits, please indicate this to qualify for a reduced rate of £5 per session.
The more you are able to contribute, the more you will be helping us to continue to offer our services to adults and young people who cannot afford private counselling.
If you are able to contribute £50 for your weekly sessions you qualify for our Associate Counsellor Service (ACS). You will be seen as soon as possible by one of our associate counsellors. You are not jumping the queue and people on our affordable waiting list are not waiting longer, as all associate counselling slots are offered by counsellors in addition.
If you would like to donate in addition to your weekly session fee, please see our donate page for details of how to do this.
Are your therapists trained?
We have a team of Associate Counsellors, all of whom are fully trained, and either accredited or working towards accreditation. We also provide placements for counsellors in training, who receive close supervision.
What else can you tell me?
We are a small and friendly counselling service set up to provide a professional and affordable service to the people of Harrogate and the surrounding area. Most of our clients live within a radius of up to 20 miles. However, if you live outside this area (but still in the UK) and do not have access to a local counselling service, you can still contact us through the online form as we do have capacity to see a limited number of adults from outside the area.
Appointments are available during the day or evening and take place at our premises in Starbeck, which are accessible to people with disabilities, or remotely via video call or telephone.
To apply, please use the self-referral form below, even if counselling has been recommended by someone else such as your GP. The information you give us will help us allocate you a counsellor suited to your needs. If you are a Christian and would like to see a Christian counsellor, please specify this on your form.
Once you have submitted the completed form to us, we will put your name on our waiting list and we will contact you as soon as we have a suitable slot available. Please note that the waiting time for a first appointment can be up to 6 months. If you are in need of urgent support please check out the links & resources on our website.
Wellspring is part of the Route One to Wellness Collaboration, which aims to provide people experiencing or at risk of poor mental health, a holistic package of wellbeing support from a range of partners in a community setting. Speak to your GP or the social prescribing team about how you could be referred through this partnership.