What is Counselling for Children and Young People

Counselling can be incredibly supportive for children and young people and provide a safe and confidential space where they can talk and work through any problems they are having. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist can be helpful for any child or young person who is experiencing difficulties.  It is important that the Counsellor or Psychologist has experience of working with young people and appropriate training.  All of our counsellors who are listed here have done specialist training and have experience of working with children and young people. 

How does Counselling or Psychology for Children and Young People work?

We would encourage you to speak to our therapists about the particular experience and training that they have and the way that they work.

Who is Counselling or Psychology for  Children and Young People suitable for?

Counselling or Psychology is for any child or young person that is experiencing problems.

What issues or problems are suited to Counselling or Psychology for Children and Young People?

It can help with a wide range of issues, for example:

  • Anxiety
  • Bonding and attachment
  • disability
  • divorce
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Developmental Issues
  • Grief
  • Physical and Emotional abuse
  • Low self esteem
  • behavioural problems
  • Family issues
  • Addictions
  • Anger issues
  • sexual and gender issues body image and identity
  • Separation anxiety and other childhood fears
  • starting nursery / school and getting on with siblings and peers.
  • Trauma

There doesn’t always need to be a specific ‘issue’. Someone may have a sense or feel that some support would be helpful.

How many sessions will I have?

This will be up to the client, and will be discussed between the therapist and client or parent/carer if appropriate.

Counsellors and Psychologists and Therapists who work with young people at our Centre: