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As well as specialising in counselling for young people we also offer counselling to all ages. 

The types of concerns we can help to support are:

Wellbeing support - support and help to manage low mood, anxiety and other matters that are effecting your daily wellbeing.

Unresolved concerns from your childhood - you may feel experiences in your earlier years are effecting you and you'd like to explore this further. 

Grief, bereavement & loss - difficulty working through the process of grief and adjustment after a loss in your life. 

Relationship difficulties and breakdowns - difficulties with families, friends, partners or children.

Communication struggles - struggling to feel heard, applying boundaries in your life or maintaining relationships.

Societal pressures - fears and concerns that you're feeling based on the pressures that society puts on you; achieving certain milestones, adhering to a certain way etc.

What model or 'type' of therapy do we use:

The therapists at the Youth Intervention Centre are all trained in an Integrative model which means that they have knowledge and experience of many models of therapy rather than just one type. This typically includes:

  • Person Centred Therapy (PCT)

    • A humanistic approach where the work is primarily client focused and led.​​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    • An approach that focuses on thought patterns and challenging existing ways of thinking to create new thought patterns.

  • Gestalt

    • A holistic approach that gets you to focus on you in the present moment and develop a greater sense of self awareness through discussion or creative experiences.

  • Mindfulness

    • An approach used to focus on the present moment and gain self awareness through self applied strategies and coping mechanisms.​

Continued professional development:

We also maintain our knowledge and skills by attending regular CPD on a range of topics and models of therapy such as: 

  • Attachment theory

  • DBT

  • Creative based therapy like art and play based approaches

  • Lego therapy

  • Clay therapy

  • Trauma

  • ACE's

  • Autism awareness

  • Sensory needs

  • Bereavement and loss

Relationship is key

We believe the relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important parts of counselling. Our main aim during sessions is to allow you to feel safe and comfortable so that when you feel it's right you can start to talk about some of the things that are troubling you. 

Our whole approach is based around you and what you want from counselling; whether that is an ear to listen, coping strategies to take away or a place where you can completely be yourself and begin to explore some of the things that are causing you distress.

The housekeeping...

Sessions last between 50-55 minutes and run once a week.

We have pre-determined time slots available with times throughout the day and the evening, however our evening slots are often in high demand.

Our therapists also hold membership with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and abide by their strict guidelines and rules to help keep you, and us, safe and protected at all times during our work together.

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