Counselling for Young People

What we do

We provide high quality one-to-one counselling to young people with a variety of mental health needs. We can work with young people who are experiencing anxieties, depression, loss, difficulties with anger, recovery from traumatic events or other difficulties.

How we work

Our core purpose is to provide a confidential counselling service that is available to individuals regardless of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion or background.

We are an independent service, operating separately from GPs and other Statutory Agencies. We will only report issues to other agencies if we have concerns as to the safety of a service or someone they tell us about. Individuals will be offered an initial appointment to ascertain that we are the right service for them. Following this, they will be offered weekly counselling sessions with their allocated counsellor. The duration of each session is 50 – 60 minutes. Please be aware that due to high levels of demand for this service, individuals may have to go onto a waiting list for their ongoing counselling to start.

Our service is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and all our counsellors adhere to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework, and are subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.

Who we work with?

We can offer counselling to young people between the ages of 11 and 17. Our service may not be suitable for some people, but this will be decided between the counsellor and the individual during the initial appointment.

Fees

A fee will apply for counselling sessions and the Initial Assessment and will be discussed with you during the first meeting. Please ring 01494 463364 for further information.

How to access the service

If you would like to refer yourself, or if you are a parent referring your child, to our counselling service in High Wycombe or Aylesbury then please call us on 01494 463364.

Volunteer Youth Counselling Placements with Buckinghamshire Mind

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please complete the application form. Download the form via the button below and then please email your completed form to bev.taylor@bucksmind.org.uk

Application Form Placement Guidelines

Leaflets

Counselling for Young People leaflet

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