Young People's Counselling Service
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YPCS is a child and adolescent counselling/mental health charity providing free counselling to children aged 11-18yrs (19th Birthday )
We operate from 3 locations, Yaxley, Whittlesey & Ramsey however we will see children from any location, current service is a mix of face to face and online. If YPCS cant support your child for any reason we will personally assess your child and refer onto an 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 currently based in some local Peterborough schools
We have a mix of specialisms including:
Integrative, Psychodynamic, Art, Play, Trauma Informed, EMDR, Gender & Sexuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors are fully trained. All of our Therapists have many years of experience working either in education, for local care services and NHS as well as private practice.
All our Therapists adhere to either the BACP, UKCP, ACP or HCPC
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Concessions offered for
Free counselling for 11-18
Play therapy for 5-11yrs £40 per session (unless in a school that we work with)
Private child therapy at a rate of £40 per session concessions are available (appointments within 2 weeks)
We are a charity and any kind donations are welcome, or you may want to join our fundraising team.
Week days, Saturdays and some early evenings
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 or our Facebook & Twitter