Counselling for Young People


YPI provides up to 8 sessions of free counselling to 11-25 year olds, offering a confidential and safe space for young people to talk to a professional counsellor about their worries, concerns and difficulties. We can support a wide range of areas such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, school or family issues, stress and relationships. Our aim is to equip young people with tools and strategies to increase their mental and emotional health.

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a safe space for you to talk about what’s on your mind and about any difficulties you may be facing. The Counsellor will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a friendly and non-judgemental way. Counselling can help you to build an internal ‘toolbox’ of awareness, understanding and strategies to support your future mental health and emotional well-being.

If you feel this might be useful, please see our Leaflet

Please see Our Youth Counselling Guide For Parents

Who is it for?

Our youth counselling service is free and open to anyone aged between 11 and 25 years old living in and around the Basingstoke area.

We can help you, for example, if you are struggling with any of the following:

  • Feeling isolated and lonely
  • Being bullied
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Wanting to self-harm
  • Worrying about sex or relationships
  • Having problems at school
  • The death of someone close to you
  • Difficulties at college or work
  • Feeling you’re overweight
  • Feeling angry
  • Arguments in the family
  • Worrying about your sexuality or gender
  • Issues with relationships and friends
  • Depression
  • Anxiety or mild phobias
  • Identity and self esteem
  • Issues with food
What’s the cost & how long does it last?

Sessions are free for young people aged 11-25.  We offer an initial assessment session plus 7 sessions of counselling.  Each session lasts for 50 minutes and takes place once a week on the same day/time each week with the same counsellor.

Accessing the service – Our referral form

To access our service please complete the online referral form available on the link below!

Referral to Counselling

Downloadable Resources Guide

For more information on other organisations and support groups available to support a wide range of topics, please download our free resources guide by clicking on the following links:

Resources for under 18’s

Resources for over 18’s