The Young People’s Counselling Service offer up to 12 sessions of free counselling for young people aged 11-18. Young people can refer themselves, or be referred by a parent/carer, GP, professional or school.
YPCS provides a safe space for young people to talk. Common problems encountered include family and relationship difficulties, issues regarding loneliness and anxiety, problems associated with low self esteem and bullying, self harm, abuse, addiction, distress through bereavement or loss, depression and difficulty with decision making.
They offer integrative counselling, psychodynamic counselling, humanistic counselling, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing and play and creative arts therapy, so young people can find an approach that best suits them and their needs.
They also have resources available that can help support young people and their families such as guides, videos and activities.