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.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

YPI Counselling is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week Basingstoke. This year the theme is Loneliness which affects millions of people across the UK. Monday 9 May 2022: Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.   The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 […]

Love Amazon?

Raise donations for YPI Counselling whenever you shop on Amazon, by using Amazon Smile’s referral links on: They have also enable you to do this on your Amazon App on Your Android or Apple Smartphone, by following these instructions! Just remember to re authenticate every 6 months in the new year!

Fundraising from home

With the schools breaking up early and lots of people staying at home you might ask yourself how you can help support local charities in this difficult time. Regular exercise is clinically proven to help with maintaining your mood and immune system, so why not be a sponsored virtual athlete and raise funds for YPI Counselling? Check out for more details. If your doing […]

Quiz night postponed

The YPI quiz night on the 25th April has been cancelled and will take place later in the year! Please like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter for updates!

Ebay for charity

Get a upgrade, have something you no longer use or get that jumper that is too small? Why not consider selling on ebay for charity! #WeAreYPI #MindMeHappy #fundraising #charity

Help support us when you shop online!

Raise donations for YPI Counselling whenever you shop online, by using Easy Fundraising. So far we have raised £520.32 from 25 of YPI’s supporters, by them registering and using the links on the Easy Fundraising page. You can get a useful reminder extension for your we browser, so you never forge to use the retailer links!

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 […]

Christmas Charity Weekend at Sainsbury’s

Christmas Charity Weekend at Sainsbury’s Young Peoples’ Independent Counselling (YPI) were lucky enough to be chosen by the Kempshott branch of Sainsbury’s to be their charity of the year.  Sarah our Executive Assistant for Community Engagement and Ann-Marie our Clinical Manager took the lead on arranging our Christmas Charity Weekend (15-17 Dec). Without doubt they did an amazing job, in both pulling together the 9 […]