We can help
We support young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties. These could be:
- family arguments
- worrying about school and/or exams
- feeling depressed or sad
- feeling anxious
- worries about sexuality
- being abused or neglected
- self-harming behaviour and much more.
We also have a mobile web app that can be accessed on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Filled with lots of tips and useful information for young people and parents alike you can all something new to read. Inside it also contains emergency out-of-hours contact numbers for anybody in immediate distress. Simply log onto www.peaceofmind.help
(please note that the link will open in a new page as the app is optimized to be viewed on a smartphone or tablet)
What we do
Any young person can feel disturbed and distressed about a number of issues, and we are here to offer support in a safe, nurturing environment.
We offer time to talk confidentially about problems, to discover solutions and to develop a young person’s potential. We have a deep belief that each young person has gifts, abilities and potential. We are here to help them develop, explore and grow in positive ways.
Arts and creative activities
As well as offering the opportunity to talk, we can also help by offering creative opportunities for children and young people to express themselves through playing games, art, drawing, making things, playing music, poetry and other helpful activities.
Have a look at some of the young people’s work including songs.
We can also help and support parents who may be struggling in their relationships with their children. They may need a safe space to explore their emotions and develop helpful strategies.
Our counselling staff are all qualified to at least Diploma level in Counselling and many staff have MA or MSc level qualifications, as well as a range of previous professional backgrounds. This applies to paid and unpaid staff. We do have some trainees who are currently on Diploma or MA/MSc level courses. Many of our counsellors are also individually accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
This service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
You can refer yourself, or ask someone like a parent or other family member, teacher, Social Worker, School Nurse, GP, to do so for you.
Anyone can refer a young person to us, providing the young person has consented for the referral to be made. (Please note that some of our services have specific requirements to access our services)
Our main offices
83 Marsh Street
Telephone: 01782 262100 Fax: 01782 262212
78 King Street
Telephone: 01782 618803 Fax: 01782 621351
17 Eastgate Street
Telephone: 01785 283440 Fax: 01782 262100