Counselling for Children & Young People

If you are, or know, a young person who is struggling with how they are feeling, it can be a very challenging time and it may feel confusing to know where to go for support. Sometimes, talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you to feel better. If you think that you would benefit from this support, WPH may be able to help.

Do you feel upset or need someone to talk to?

Are you feeling sad, angry, upset, lonely, worried? Are you having trouble sleeping, doing your schoolwork, concentrating, enjoying things you normally would? Do things just feel ‘not quite right’?

It’s okay to feel this way. Sometimes it can be hard to manage your thoughts and feelings and you might need some help. Lots of people need support, it’s completely normal and you are not alone.

Talking to someone might help you to understand why you feel this way and what you can do about it. Our counselling sessions are a time to talk about your feelings and emotions with an adult who can support you to feel better.

What we offer

We support children and young people aged 8–17 with a range of free, caring and confidential counselling services. We offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk about your thoughts and any worries you may be facing with a caring and compassionate counsellor. Our friendly and professional staff can provide support through a series of counselling sessions that can take place in person, over the telephone or online, depending on what you feel most comfortable with.

The type of support that our counsellors provide is person centred, which means that we will work with you in whatever way is best for your individual needs. If you feel comfortable, sometimes our counsellors may also use some tools and techniques within counselling sessions, such as games and creative exercises, if they feel that this may help you.

Counselling is all about you

Your counsellor will make sure that the session works for you. You don’t have to talk about anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. You will only talk about the things that you choose to talk about. This means that counselling helps different people in different ways, so it is important to remember that everyone’s experience will be different.


Our service criteria

We will see children and young people who meet the following criteria:

Age 8 to 17 years (inclusive) and are registered with a Walsall GP

Mild to moderate mental health/psychological needs

Low/intermediate risk

Short term/brief interventions required

Psychologically minded

Mild Autism and ADHD

We will not see children and young people who:

Are awaiting psychology services (CAMHS)

Already attending CAMHS

Have psychosis or previous psychotic episodes(s)

Are considered high risk

Have serious behavioural problems

How can I get help?

If you want to talk to one of our counsellors, you can tell a parent, guardian, or trusted adult such as your teacher or your doctor that you would like to get help from WPH Counselling.

If you are over the age of 16 and feel more comfortable talking to us directly, you can contact us yourself to talk about accessing our sessions. You, or your trusted adult, can contact us using the following methods.

Call us on 01922 649000

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Have any other questions? Our FAQs page might be able to help.

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