Young People's Counselling Service

Young People's Counselling Service


0800 634 4395 / 07795 095 546

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About us

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.

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Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


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.

Further information

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

Peterborough, PE7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Week days and some early evenings

Types of client

Young people