Each section of the service has its own designated referral route to ensure your referral is sent to the appropriate counsellor for that area which minimises delay in our response to you.
The community service is specifically designed for those children and young people who are not in mainstream education. For example, children educated at home, young people attending colleges or private schools. Its also for those young people up to their 19th birthday who are not in education or training but live in the Newport area and would like to access counselling.
For young people to refer themselves for an appointment within the community counselling service
Everything you say to the counsellor is private unless you say something that means you or another young person are being seriously harmed in some way or at risk of serious harm.
For adults to refer a child or young person for counselling within the community counselling serviceInformation supplied to the service is confidential unless something is disclosed that indicates a young person is being seriously harmed or is at risk of serious harm. In this case we may pass on the information to appropriate external services to support the young person.