WAYin - Chiltern Youth Matters
Welcome to Way In, we are a small charity working remotely during the pandemic. Our counsellors offer low cost and free counselling in either counselling rooms we hire or their own offices when it is safe to do so.
This confidential youth and family counselling service serving the Dacorum, Three Rivers, Chiltern and South Bucks regions. We’re here to help if you or a young person you know is struggling with how they feel at the moment, or is having problems with friends, family or school. We see young people aged 11-30 years old.
Free Bereavement Counselling
Our bereavement service of free if you have had a bereavement or loss during the pandemic we can help you.
Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to a help young people affected with bereavement during the Covid pandemic.
Counselling and CBT
Are you stressed out with issues at school or at home? Are you anxious, depressed, angry or scared and just need someone to talk to who’s not related to you or someone you already know?
Or are you a parent or guardian worried about a young person in your family? Is your home life one of constant arguments, shouting and slammed doors? Modern life can take its toll on families in ways we can’t anticipate, much less handle. The result is relationships put under sometimes intolerable stresses and strains, causing mental health issues, breakdowns, arguments and misery.
Why use a youth counselling service?
The main benefit of using a counselling service like ours is that we’re supportive and non-judgemental. We have no preconceptions about you or the circumstances that have put you in a place where you’re struggling with issues or are generally feeling like you can’t cope.
Everyone is different, and anyone going through mental health issues or other problems can benefit from talking to a skilled and experienced counsellor.
Counselling provides you with a safe, secure and confidential place to be heard, separate from school or family life.
You are not alone, there are people ready and able to help
Life can sometimes be cruel and events, feelings and emotions can be overwhelming. We can all find ourselves struggling with issues and circumstances that seem never ending. It can affect your home life, your friendships and your schoolwork. It can make you feel helpless and wondering when you’ll ever feel ‘normal’ again.
It’s not easy to find someone to talk to about your feelings and anxieties. Someone you can trust to keep your secrets safe; someone separate from your school, family or friends; someone who can help you deal with your problems and support you without making you feel judged.
Way In would like to be there for you. We are here to listen, and to try to understand you and how you are feeling.
But you might be wondering if counselling is the right way to go. Here are some of the questions we get asked most often by young people and we hope you’ll find our answers helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
We have a team of highly skilled therapists who are trained in all aspects of youth and family counselling. Through our partnerships with a number of local agencies we’ve been able to expand the range of services available. This means we can call on a variety of additional resources when we need to, ensuring exceptional counselling provision for the young people and families who need us.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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Counselling for the deaf community.
One of our counsellors is trained at level 6 in sign language and works via zoom.
Low cost service and free bereavement counselling .
Concessions offered for
Helping you develop healthy and nurturing family relationships
All families are unique: blended families, step families, parenting apart, parenting together are now all typical family units. Families can be a source of support, comfort and love. But they can also be the cause of stress, anxiety and friction, meaning one or more family members can feel isolated and abandoned. Relationships can seem stuck and full of conflict, with daily arguments and a severe lack of communication.
Why would we need Family Therapy?
Your family may be going through a divorce or separation and you’re worried about the impacts of such an upheaval and the potential adjustment to a brand-new family dynamic. Or your family might be struggling to come to terms with a bereavement or the serious health issues of a family member. Or the stresses and strains of daily life are just taking their toll on your relationships, making it hard to maintain a happy and settled home life.
Or perhaps you are worried about a young family member and haven’t been able to get them to tell you about what’s bothering them?
Our Family Counselling service provides a safe and secure space to discuss these and any other family issues, harnessing your collective strengths and resilience to help you listen to one another and work towards more supportive and loving relationships.
How does Family Counselling work?
We like to involve the whole family in the process. We usually see the whole family together, supported by two different counsellors. This way we can encourage everyone to have their say and to share their feelings without arguments or blame.
When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt, which is where counselling can help. Counselling is a different experience for everyone, and what happens in your sessions will depend very much on what you hope to get out of it, and on the unique needs of your family. But you can expect Way In Family Counselling to help you to build stronger relationships between every member of the family and help you to work together as a team.
Our support is confidential and non-judgemental, our only objective is to bring you back together as a strong family unit once again, whatever the cause of the original conflict.
Ready to take the first step? Then contact us now. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.