Young People's Counselling Service
YPCS is a children's counselling charity providing free counselling to children aged 11-18yrs (19th birthday )
We operate from 3 locations at the moment Yaxley, Whittlesey & Ramsey however we will see children from any location, no child is turned away. If YPCS cant support your child for any reason we will personally access your child and refer onto the appropriate service.
We are the only local charity which provides only 1:1 support with a qualified counsellor for 12 sessions free of charge. All our counsellors are qualified to a min of a degree.
We are also based in some secondary and primary schools in the local area.
We now have a PLUK registered Play Therapist working for us from Yaxley
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors are trained to min of degree level, some of our therapists have a MA in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy. All of our Therapists have many years of experience working either in education, for local care services and NHS as well as private practice.
Our Play Therapist is trained by PLUK and also has a psychology degree she has worked in many schools in the Peterborough area.
All our Therapists adhere to either the BACP, UKCP, ACP or HPCP
All our Therapists have insurance, clear DBS and current child protection training.
Some of our therapists are able to offer family support
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Free counselling for 11-18
Play therapy for 5-11yrs £40 per session
Private child therapy at a rate of £40 per session concessions are available (appointments within 2 weeks)
We are a charity and do not receive any funding our dedicated committee organises events throughout the year to provide this service. Any kind donations are welcome, or you may want to join our fundraising team.
Concessions offered for
We see children from our local area, for free confidential counselling/psychotherapy.
We operate from Yaxley, Whittlesey and Ramsey, we see children from Hampton, Peterborough, Huntingdon & surrounding villages.
More information on www.ypcs.uk
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