Children & Young People
We recognise that relationship difficulties affect children and young people too. Our 'Young People's counselling' is designed to support children aged between 10 and 21 years.
What can you help me with?
Our counsellors are experienced relationship experts who can help you to talk honestly and openly. We can support you with problems like:
- Parental divorce and separation
- New step-parents / siblings
- Difficulties and conflict in relationships at school, with peers, siblings or your parents
- Sexual identity
- New relationships
- Loss and bereavement
- School transition
- Witnessing domestic violence in the family home
When you come to us, you can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgemental counsellor. This can be either at your local Relate centre, at a venue near your home or with one of our counsellors in your school.
What you say is confidential unless the counsellor is worried for your safety.
How do I get help?
Many of our young clients tell us they feel happier after they have seen a counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems, whether at school, at home or in your personal life.
To book an appointment, please call us on 01604 634440 or email us.
View the report on the positive impact of counselling for children and young people here.
Graham, a Relate Counsellor, explains how counselling can help children and young people deal with difficult feelings and emotions:
"I didn’t think counselling would work for me, but it has changed my life"
"Offering someone to talk to who won’t judge has calmed me down – the help with anger/anxiety has been really useful"
"I attended this service, I found it easy to open up to someone that is neutral to my situation. This service helped me to gain a greater understanding of myself."
"What difference has the service made to you? - Lots! Relationships are better. Worry and stress are heaps better, anger has got less frequent, school work is better by a little bit. HAPPIER :-)!!"