Whatever your reason for seeking help we recognise that women face challenges in their lives that are distinct from those of men. At Kyra you can access a wide range of activities, training, counselling, information and support to suit different needs – most courses are free of charge. We offer a safe, welcoming and supportive environment to help you make the changes you need, at your own pace.
Most courses at Kyra Women’s Project are free and all are facilitated by qualified volunteers. If you feel you can give a donation it would help keep these and future courses free. It is important to book a place as spaces are limited. We are here for women who may have completed courses within other organisations and need support to put into practice what they have learnt, or who feel they need additional skills or information to take their first steps towards change. Whether it’s building your self-esteem, managing stress or improving your skills for work, there are many courses to choose from each month.
Overview of courses
Would you benefit from stress management but do not feel able to join a group? individual appointments are now available at Kyra with Amanda Hall, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, to help you manage your stress in a way that is helpful to you. You will learn stress management tools that you can practise at home, in the context of your individual needs and circumstances. Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6-8pm at Kyra. Details & Bookings
My Money. My Life …
Would you like a Financial Coach? Someone who can provide information about financial issues, help you to understand the benefits system? Would you like to improve your money skills and knowledge in a way that works for you, with someone alongside for guidance? Do you panic at the idea of doing a budget and would you like guidance with creating and keeping one? if so come and speak to alison at Kyra. Hour long lots can be booked. Come along however big or small your financial issue is. First Thursday afternoon of the month View calendar… Telephone Alison on 01904 466866 or Mobile 07976137063
A healthy self-esteem is an important part of our well-being. We offer the ESTA Programme, which has two main objectives. The first is to encourage a better understanding of our self-esteem and self-efficacy. The second is to teach practical skills and techniques, enabling changes in thinking and behaviour to improve self-esteem. These strategies help encourage change in behaviour and thoughts that are linked with low self-esteem. Details & Bookings
1-2-1 Counselling Service
We recognise that sometimes there are issues that you would prefer to explore in a private and confidential setting.
Kyra hosts the 1-2-1 Counselling Service every Tuesday morning.
The counsellors are from 1-2-1 counselling, an independent voluntary counselling organisation based in York since 1993 offering a short-term professional counselling service to the community.
To make an appointment call the 1-2-1 confidential answerphone: 07587 155678.
Counselling at Kyra
Kyra works with counsellors in advanced training who are available at Kyra on various days and at various times. We offer free counselling to women who feel they would benefit from a confidential, empathic listening space.
We have had many requests for Kyra counselling, including our bereavement counselling.
We still have a waiting list for our counselling service but if you would like to make enquires about accessing the service
please contact us directly at email@example.com or call 01904 632332
Everyone is welcome to our weekly drop-in sessions. Meet with other women in a relaxing, safe place. Share conversation and cake, connect with others over craft activities or learn more about other Kyra activities. How you use your space is up to you!
These are open sessions staffed by volunteers who can assist you with any concerns you may have and introduce you to other Kyra guests. No bookings are required, just turn up and stay as long as you like – a warm welcome is guaranteed!
Every Tuesday 1 – 4pm, Thursday 1 – 4pm and the first Saturday of every month 12.30 – 3.30pm. On Saturdays we invite you to bring a little something towards a shared lunch…
Our social activities are a fun, relaxed way of engaging in a shared interest, which nurtures your self-confidence and social interactions. We hold regular activities to suit many different interests: poetry, art, crafts, cookery. Whether you want to manage stress, need a form of escape, meet with others, challenge yourself or just enjoy a shared moment, you’re welcome to join one of our free regular social activities.
Many women walk through our doors at Kyra each week. Women of all ages and backgrounds come to Kyra for a range of reasons. We know that it can be difficult to take that first step to seek help or support when you need it. That’s why we encourage you to look at the stories other women have shared with us about taking that first step and how Kyra helped them.
Not sure about which activity is right for you? Looking for further information about our services or your specific individual needs? Please ask us any question and we’ll get back to you promptly.