Counselling and emotional wellbeing support for adults

Counselling and support to promote emotional wellbeing in adults.

What is counselling?

Counselling 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 are trained to listen with empathy to help clients deal with any negative thoughts and feelings and to provide guidance, enabling them to resolve problems and make positive changes.

Counsellors use a range of approaches when supporting clients, including person centred counselling, solution focused therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).​

Accessing counselling

Counselling may be available to you free of charge via your GP or from the Mind charity.

Alternatively, if you are able to pay for support, you can refer yourself for counselling at Youth Works.

The amount you pay depends on your personal circumstances. Counselling with Youth Works costs £40 per session. However, a concessionary rate of £22 per session will be charged if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Contact us to find out more.

What happens after I am referred?

Initial assessment

Once the referral is received, you will be contacted to arrange an appointment for an initial assessment.