How we changed for the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes in our daily lives, and the field of counseling is no exception. In the face of social distancing measures and the closure of in-person counseling centers, counselors and therapists have had to adapt and find new ways to continue providing services to clients. One of the most significant changes in counseling during the pandemic has been the […]

How to hold a Winter cake sale & tea party!

Ever thought about holding a cake sale or tea party to support YPI Counselling? We’ve put together a step by step guide to help you plan your cosy Winter sale.

Counselling in the time of COVID-19

Many of the triggers for clients’ anxieties are in the outside world. For someone with social anxiety issues, even getting on a bus and having to buy a ticket from the driver can be too much. When we went into lockdown, all of these triggers were removed from their lives. The result was that clients with social anxiety issues were actually quite happy. Bizarrely this […]

Engaging with our staff – YPI Counselling Staff Forum

In support of our vision and mission, we are always looking for ways to develop, improve and integrate – this makes engaging with our staff and volunteers one of our key values here at YPI. At our last Spring Forum, held on 24 March 2018 at the Orchard, we wanted to continue to harness ideas and insight from our people and we hosted an open debate […]

YPI Fundraiser – Afternoon Tea Party

YPI Fundraiser – Afternoon Tea Party In support of Young Peoples Independent Counselling (YPI), we (Simone Freire) hosted her first charity event last month and raised £251 (the £1 was to acknowledge my 9 year old daughter’s contribution, which was mainly made up of 2p coins)! It was great to have a few close friends around for some afternoon tea and a good catch up. I feel […]

Dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane launches new dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse Frankie Workers aim to prevent trauma developing into poor mental health Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, has joined forces with Clinical Commissioning Groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to fund a new dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and […]

Frankie Worker: A lot happens for a child in two years

Frankie Worker: A lot happens for a child in two years The Frankie Project counselling is quite unique in that we work with young people alongside other agencies including the Police, Children’s services and Sexual Abuse Recovery Centre (SARC) to support them throughout the process of recovery from some form of sexual abuse or exploitation. In the first two months since the launch of the […]