Counselling (by appointment only)
Counselling is for anyone going through a difficult time and would like to talk to someone who is understanding and listens to their problems or concerns, and helps to find solutions to them. We aim to provide a friendly, non-judgemental service. Issues discussed in counselling sessions will be kept confidential.
What does counselling at 4YP offer?
The counselling 4YP offers links with, and combines, all the elements of work that is carried out by the 4YP team. It is a confidential service for young people who are ready to enter one-to-one sessions focusing on difficult issues with a trained counsellor.
Who are the Counsellors?
All Counsellors working within 4YP follow the code of good practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
What areas can counselling at 4YP cover?
- Family relationships
- School - e.g. pressures of exams / course work / socialising / bullying
- Bereavement and loss
- Sexuality and intimate relationships
- Anger / expression of other emotions
- Eating problems
- Self harming
What does counselling offer?
Short-term, solution focused counselling offers the chance for the young person to:
- Focus on the here and now;
- Make specific goals towards change for a preferred future;
- Develop greater self-awareness;
- Gain control over their own life choices;
- Space in which to express thoughts / feelings / life experiences with a non-judgemental person who lends support, encouragement and has a listening and trustworthy ear.
Who else might benefit from counselling?
Young people who have low self esteem, lack of confidence or who feel lonely, shy or confused may benefit from talking to an outside objective person who isn't involved in the family, school or work.