At Loft Space Counselling we believe that affordable, quality counselling should be available to all. Our counsellors have been trained at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute and are trainee members of UKCP. At the heart of everything that we do, is a belief that authentic, empathic and supportive relationships, between client and therapist, can lay the foundations for positive and long lasting change.

You may find Counselling helpful if you are struggling or experiencing difficulties with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, addictions, behavioural problems, panic attacks, or relationship difficulties. Perhaps you have experienced trauma and are struggling to feel connected in the world or maybe you have concerns about your mental health. At Loft Space Counselling we offer a safe, comfortable and creative environment where you can be heard and seen and your needs recognised.


Loft Space

We are based in the Loft of The Alexandra Centre, 15 – 19 Falsgrave Rd, Scarborough YO12 5EA. We are a three minute walk from Sainsbury’s where parking is free for up to two hours. Our Loft Space has three rooms which are available for one to one counselling, group work and training. We are happy for people to drop by, have a cup of tea with us and see what is on offer. Why not call us on 07401114421 or email us at info@loftspacecounselling.co.uk.

The Team

Our counsellors have previous experience of working in the voluntary and health sector. Rachel Boyes worked for many years as a welfare rights adviser, manager and trainer. Cheryl Clark has many years experience of working with addictions and associated behaviour problems. Both are passionate about offering a dynamic and creative counselling experience that has at its core, a strong, caring, working relationship between client and therapist.

If you are considering counselling why not give us a call on 07401114421 or email us at info@loftspacecounselling.co.uk. We offer an initial half hour interview free of charge to help you decide whether counselling is for you.

Working Creatively

At Loft Space Counselling we try to adopt a creative, robust and imaginative response to a particular issue or problem. This is our Road Kill family!  All the items in this picture were found on the road side by our counsellors, and given a new home in the Loft. We find that our Road Kill Objects often evoke emotions and feelings that help reinforce and strengthen our client’s words and memories. The use of Metaphor within a therapy session can really help with exploring and interpreting a particular issue, or explaining a chain of events. For example, the tiny toy soldier could be a metaphor for courage and braveness and a fight against panic attacks. The pencil and eraser could be a metaphor for allowing a mistake to be made. The dice could be a metaphor for optimism and luck or the consideration of a perceived risk. The solitary Duplo brick could be a metaphor for loneliness and a deep longing for connection. The heart, a metaphor for love, relationships and heartache. During a therapy session, metaphor gives an opportunity to expand the understanding of a particular issue or crisis. Perhaps other meanings or possibilities emerge from the exploration and offer a solution to a particular problem that had not, previously, been considered.

If you are interested in exploring your own story or particular issue and like the idea of working creatively, why not call us on 07401114421 or email us at info@loftspacecounselling.co.uk


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Hourly one to one counselling sessions:


Group Therapy



We are confident that once you have met with us, you will feel empowered to begin your own therapeutic journey. In order to support you with this, and to make sure that we meet your needs, we offer an initial consultation free of charge.

Therapy room hire

If you are a therapist or community group and are interested in using our rooms please get in touch and we will be happy to show you round and discuss your requirements.