Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Who our Counselling Services are for.

Who our Counselling is for.

Our Counselling takes places face to face by a qualified Counsellor in a private and confidential place within community venues in and around Selby in North Yorkshire. It is open to those experiencing anxiety or depression and those living with a disability or health condition, that maybe struggling to accept and come to terms with the impact this is having on daily life. One to one counselling can give people the opportunity and space to talk about their hopes, fears and concerns. The counselling approach is person centred and adapted to the needs of an individual and their circumstances. Counselling can also be offered to family members of those experiencing disability or health conditions, anxiety or depression.

Referrals for Counselling

These can be Self Referrals, which we encourage or made by a professional with the consent of the individual seeking Counselling. Strive in a non-profit organisation and the Counselling is provided free to those who meet the criteria of Strive. For an informal chat and to find out more please get in touch by phone on 07498623958 or by email info@striveyorkshire.org.uk 

Meet the Counsellor

Tracy Wilson

Hi, I’m Tracy and a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor since 1999. I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their Code of Ethics. Over the years I have worked in various settings providing Counselling and support to people and their families and carers with a variety of disabilities, health conditions and experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of these. I have lived experience of disability myself and also as a parent of 2 disabled children. I have experienced anxiety and depression at times as a result of this lived experience. I was keen when I moved back to Yorkshire to set up a flexible and easy to access Counselling service to put my skills and knowledge to good use to benefit the local community. I have been fortunate to meet good, enthusiastic people with the same desire to help others. Through these connections Strive Yorkshire was created and I am delighted to be leading the project work of this organisation. 







So here is an introduction to the team at Strive


Meet the Strive Yorkshire Team

Tracy Wilson
 


Hi, I’m Tracy and a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor since 1999. Over the years I have worked in various settings providing Counselling and support to people and their families and carers with a variety of disabilities, health conditions and experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of these. I have lived experience of disability myself and also as a parent of 2 disabled children. I have experienced anxiety and depression at times as a result of this lived experience. I was keen when I moved back to Yorkshire to set up a flexible and easy to access Counselling service to put my skills and knowledge to good use to benefit the local community. I have been fortunate to meet good, enthusiastic people with the same desire to help others. Through these connections Strive Yorkshire was created and I am delighted to be leading the project work of this organisation. 

Paul Stringer


 
Hi. I’m Paul, a nerd by day, multimedia artist by night. Chair of Strive by good fortune. I’m delighted to be on board. I run a community-focused IT company and spin plates to Olympic standard.

Strive is a brilliant initiative, and one I’m proud to be associated with.

 

Belinda Snaith
 
Hi my name is Belinda, when Tracy asked me to become secretary to a non-profit organisation I jumped to the chance and felt very privileged. Strive will reach out to individuals with a range of disabilities supporting individuals in the Selby district who need and deserve this dynamic counselling service.

 
Gail Dean
 
 
Hi, my name is Gail Dean and I am the Treasurer of Strive. I have an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa and am registered severely sight impaired (blind). I was a teaching assistant but had to retire because of my failing sight but now I volunteer for a local charity to assist people with vision loss. I became involved with Strive mostly because of my own personal difficulties with sight loss and not having the right services to reach out to at my most difficult times.

 

Emily Havercroft
 
 
Hi - I’m Emily, proud and excited steering group member of Strive.
I have been working with and for people with disabilities and long term health conditions for over 15 years. For those who often need them the most, the lack of accessible counselling services can be frustrating, disappointing and at times worrying. Strive, through its aims and ethos, helps provide exactly what is needed - meaningful, invaluable support to assist both individuals and communities.
 

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Welcome to Strive

Strive is a community "Not for Profit" organisation which was set up to primarily offer a needs led, flexible Community Counselling Service in the Selby and surrounding areas. It provides Counselling in a general capacity but also incorporates “Empatheyes Counselling” (a sight loss specific counselling service) See our aims and objectives here

The Strive Community Counselling Service will enable people experiencing physical or mental health difficulties, sight loss or other issues to talk in a confidential setting about their fears, concerns and issues relating to a decline in their health and wellbeing and / or eye sight. To overcome these through therapeutic intervention, build confidence, self-esteem, reduce further isolation, and prevent a deterioration of related mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. It will enable individuals to enhance their independence and create a feeling of inclusion within their families, peer groups and / or society as a whole.




Strive was created by Tracy Wilson and 5 committee members who are dedicated to transforming the lives of people living with disabilities or health conditions that impact on their day to day lives. Personal and work experiences over the years were the driving force behind this group of people coming together to form Strive, to make a difference to local people. Tracy who runs the Counselling Service is a Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor with 20 years of experience supporting people with disabilities.
You can find out more about the Team here

Please take a look at the other pages on this site to find out more details or get in touch using the Contact us form below or email
info@striveyorkshire.org.uk