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

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.

The Reach Collaboration provides professional and confidential youth counselling for young people aged from 11-19 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.

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 likely to be best for you based on the information you have provided.
  2. We will contact you (normally within two weeks) 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 be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the services we offer. If it is agreed that you will benefit from one of our services, you will be added to our waiting list. Unfortunately, there is a high demand for our services so there is a period of waiting.