The CYP (Children and Young People) part of the Wellbeing Service is delivered by YMCA DownsLink Group.
what is counselling?
Our counselling service allows people to discuss their wellbeing and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. Counselling can help people who are feeling low, anxious or stressed to understand more about their feelings and make plans around how to feel better.
Our counsellors are not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and help identify specific ways of feeling , thinking and responding to the situations you share with them. Your counsellor may then support you to create a plan of action to help you work on your difficulties or find ways of coping.
We also have counsellors who specialise in working with young people who identify as/with:
ASD/LD: Autistic spectrum disorder or learning disability
BME: Black and Minority Ethnic
LGBTQI+: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex.
who is counselling for?
Children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs who would benefit from a counselling approach.
If you are aged between 18 and 25 (or older), please complete a referral form for the Adult Wellbeing Service.