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Counselling and emotional wellbeing support is currently available as a free service to young people in the local area.
The Reach Collaboration provides professional and confidential youth counselling for young people aged from 11-18 years across the County of Northamptonshire. If you are outside of Kettering and Corby see more information about the Reach Collaboration.
If you are a young person, or the parent or carer of a young person aged 11 to 18 years old (or 25 years if you have a special educational needs and / or disabilities and are accessing mainstream state funded school or college) and you live in the boroughs of Corby or Kettering, you can apply for support using the appropriate online self-referral form.
If you are a professional wishing to refer a client for counselling or emotional wellbeing support, you will need to make a referral via the NHS Referral Management Centre.
Please attend sessions on time. Your counsellor will still finish on time, even if you arrive late. Once you start regular sessions, you are expected to attend weekly unless you have already told us about a planned holiday when accepting the slot. We cannot usually extend the number of sessions when there are absences.
If you can’t make a session, please call call 01536 518339 or text 07479 973085 as soon as you can. If an absence is unnotified and there is no response to a follow up text/call, OR, you do not attend for 2 consecutive weeks (even with notification) we will close your file and a new client starts their sessions.
Youth Works is committed to maintaining high standards of confidentiality and generally, what is shared in a counselling or support session will remain confidential. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if there are concerns that you are at risk of harm or have the intention to harm someone else, confidentiality will need to be broken. Wherever possible, in these instances, you will be told what information is going to be shared and who it will be shared with.
Counsellors and Therapeutic Intervention Practitioners keep notes on each client. These are brief, accurate, respectful and protected from unauthorised disclosure in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Client confidentiality is discussed in full during the first session.