Young People's Counselling Service
YPCS is a children's counselling charity providing free counselling to children aged 11-16yrs (17th 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 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, ACP or HPCP
All our Therapists have insurance, clear DBS and current child protection training.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Free counselling up to 12 sessions
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.
We see children from our local area, for free confidential counselling/psychotherapy.
We operate from 1 school in Whittlesey and other locations in Yaxley and Ramsey, we see children from Hampton, Peterborough, surrounding villages up to stamford, down to Huntingdon and across to Northampton and Lincolnshire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and some early evenings
Types of client