A regular space and time to talk or think about worries or difficulties.
It helps young people explore their feelings and look at how they might want things to be different, by talking and using a range of activities.
Work with child developmental issues, resolving problems, improving relationships, making choices, coping with changes, gaining insight and understanding, growing as a person.
Counselling is private and confidential. That means anything the young person discusses with the counsellor stays between the young person and counsellor unless the counsellor assesses the young person to be at risk of serious harm. In the interests of child safeguarding, the counsellor then has a statutory duty to pass on this information to the appropriate authorities.
It is carried out by trained, fully qualified counsellors/therapists, who are checked by the Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and work within a code of ethics and practice.
Each counsellor/therapist works within a strict code of ethics, are provided with clinical supervision and managerial supervision on a regular basis.