What is counselling?
Talking and listening
Counselling at Youth Talk is talking and listening so that you can make sense of what’s happening.
Talking about things can help you work out what is really worrying or upsetting you and explore what you could do to try to make things better.
The people at Youth Talk are fully trained, very experienced and are experts in helping you. They’ll never tell you you’re wrong or what to do.
Whatever’s happening, we’re listening
You can come to Youth Talk with any worries or concerns. These may include:
- Family problems
- Anxiety or depression
- Feeling lonely and misunderstood
- Low mood, low self esteem
- Racism, sexism or bullying
- Lack of confidence
- Loss and grief
- Worries about food, weight, sex, drugs or alcohol
- Any other worries that might be affecting you
Our service is always free, always in confidence, always without being judged. Talk to us today.
How can counselling help me?
Everyone is unique. Sometimes, just talking confidentially without being judged can be a big help. Others find it helps them understand a problem or worry and deal with difficult situations in a more positive way.
How does counselling work?
You’ll talk to your counsellor about some of the things that have been going on in your life. When you talk about things that have happened, you’ll start to see how they might be making you feel and behave. You might not even realise they were affecting you. That’s how talking can help. Your counsellor can help you find different ways to deal with how you feel. This can help you feel better now and in the future.
Everything is confidential
We provide a safe space to talk, in total confidence whatever is on your mind. You don’t need anyone’s permission to talk to us and every conversation is kept private. We pride ourselves on keeping things confidential – it is fundamental to how we work.
My counsellor was great. She really helped me. I feel like a different person to when I came in.