Counselling and emotional wellbeing support for young people

​Counselling and support to promote emotional wellbeing in children and young people aged 11 to 18 years (or 25 years for clients with special educational needs and / or disabilities if they are accessing mainstream state funded school or college).

What is counselling and emotional wellbeing support?

 

Counselling and emotional wellbeing support provides an opportunity to talk about problems and feelings in a safe, confidential environment. It can help with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self-harm
  • eating disorders
  • bereavement
  • abuse
  • bullying
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship problems

and many other issues.

Our Counsellors and Therapeutic Intervention Practitioners are trained to listen with empathy, to help clients deal with negative thoughts and feelings and to provide guidance, enabling them to resolve problems and make positive changes. A range of approaches may be used to support clients, including person centred counselling, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Accessing counselling and emotional wellbeing services

Counselling and emotional wellbeing support is currently available as a free service to young people in the local area.

 

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. 

Refer yourself for counselling or emotional wellbeing support


Refer your child for counselling or emotional wellbeing support 

What happens after I am referred?

  1. The referral is received and reviewed by our triage team who decide which service is best for you based on the information you have provided.
  2. We will send you an email to confirm which service appears to best meet your needs and how long you can expect to wait. Unfortunately, there is a high demand for our services so there is a period of waiting.
  3. When you reach the top of the waiting list you will be contacted to arrange an appointment for an initial assessment. During this appointment, further information about you and the issues causing you concern will be gathered and you will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the service being offered.
  4. Your counselling or emotional wellbeing support will then begin the following week.

Confidentiality

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.

Professionals

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.