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The Young People’s Counselling Service (YPCS) is a registered charity providing a free and confidential service that can be accessed by anyone aged between 11 and 18 years old in emotional difficulty.
How to contact
Where to go
Annabelle Davis Centre School
(Main Office) Bungalow Broadway Yaxley Peterborough PE7 3JD
The Young People’s Counselling Service offer up to 12 sessions of free counselling for young people aged 11-18. Young people can refer themselves, or be referred by a parent/carer, GP, professional or school.
Support groups for parents and caregivers are free.
YPCS provides a safe space for young people to talk. Common problems encountered include family and relationship difficulties, issues regarding loneliness and anxiety, problems associated with low self esteem and bullying, self harm, abuse, addiction, distress through bereavement or loss, depression and difficulty with decision making.
They offer integrative counselling, psychodynamic counselling, humanistic counselling, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing and play and creative arts therapy, so young people can find an approach that best suits them and their needs.
They also have resources available that can help support young people and their families such as guides, videos and activities.
YPCS also offer Support Groups for parents and caregivers of:
- Neurodiverse children and teenagers
- Children and teenagers with emerging mental health concerns
- Transgender, non-binary and gender-questioning children and teenagers (alongside the Kite Trust)
See their website for details.