Supporting Children and Families
Services- Counselling

We are here to support adults, couples and children of all ages who are experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties, by providing a space to talk about issues and concerns, no matter how big or small.

What to Expect from Counselling

Counselling can help you clarify your thoughts, feelings and values to enable you to make decisions that matter to you.

How do you approach us?

  • Self-referral - You can call and speak to one of our counsellors to book an appointment, or if you prefer drop in for an informal chat.
  • Parents/Guardians can also refer their children to the service. It is advised that children under 14 are accompanied by an adult where they will be asked to complete a consent form.
  • Schools, Agencies and G.P’s can also make referrals, for a referral form please visit our referral forms section.

Youth Counselling

The Youth Counselling branch provides free counselling for young people aged 11 to 21 years old. We are here to support young people who are experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties. We welcome all young people regardless of racial origin. Our counsellors are open and non-judgemental. You will be treated with respect and given the opportunity to express yourself. The counsellor will listen and help you to clarify your thought and feelings. They will help you to consider new ways of coping.

Issues we work with include:

  • School exclusion
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Money
  • Identity
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Confidence issues
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Self Harming
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Self Esteem
  • Peer pressures
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Health & anxiety
  • Family issues

Our counsellors are professionals and we maintain and adhere to the quality framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)