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We know that being a young person can be hard enough on its own some days, let alone when we have other struggles happening as well.

The aim of counselling is:

to give you a safe, non-judgmental space to be comfortable and authentic in

to help you feel more in control of the things that are going on in your life

to help you feel happier and calmer

to support you in the decisions you want to make

to allow you to talk through any issues that may feel 'stuck' or hard to deal with on your own

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)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Gestalt

  • Mindfulness

We also have many other qualifications on a range of topics, models and personal interests. Some of the specific skills our counsellors have are:

  • Attachment theory

  • Creative based therapy like art and play

  • Lego therapy

  • Clay therapy

  • Using games

  • 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.

What does our space look like?

All our rooms at the Youth Intervention are designed with you in mind. We have comfy, mature spaces for our older young people to chill out in, as well as having more playful child-focused areas where even our littlest clients feel safe and happy!

You can check out pictures of our space here.

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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