Wellspring is a registered charitable company, that provides professional and affordable counselling and training for adults and young people (aged 8-18years). We are based in Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our vision is to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change in people’s lives. We are passionate about enabling people to find healing and seeing them move towards emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Our objectives as an organisation are to:
- Provide affordable, psychological support to people in distress.
- Promote good mental-health through education & training.
- Be recognized as a centre of excellence within our field.
We were founded as a charity and limited company in 2003 and provided counselling for adults and pastoral training courses. In 2005 we purchased a house in Starbeck to run our counselling sessions and coordinate our training services from. Now, in 2017 we have 9 regular, part-time staff. We have around 18-22 volunteer counsellors, a board of 8 trustees and another 10+ volunteers operating in a variety of roles. We are experienced in working with people who are dealing with many different issues including: stress, anxiety, loss and change, abuse, abortion, anger, rape, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions, depression, gender and sexuality, relationship difficulties and spirituality.
Some of the training courses we run include:
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth MHFA, Schools MHFA- NHS England certified courses.
- Dementia Awareness
- Addiction Training
- Mental Health Issues in Counselling
- Sandtray Therapy Training
We are also able to create bespoke training for your organisation or business to address your current needs in a time frame that suits you.