Young People's Counselling Service

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7
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About us


YPCS is a child and adolescent counselling/mental health charity providing free counselling and psychotherapy to young people aged 11-18 years. On occasion, we do acquire funding for children aged under 11 years.

YPCS operates from purpose built centres in Yaxley and Wisbech, and is the only local charity which provides 1:1 support with a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist for 12 sessions free of charge. All counsellors and therapists are qualified to a minimum of Level 5, and are currently based in some local Peterborough schools.

We have a mix of specialisms including:

Dance/Movement psychotherapy

Drama Therapy

Play Therapy

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment


Integrative talking therapies

Art Therapy

Therapy in nature

Training, qualifications & experience

All counsellors and psychotherapists are fully trained. All therapists have many years of experience working either in education, for local care services and NHS as well as private practice.

All therapists adhere to professional bodies including, but not limited to, the BACP, UKCP, ACP and HCPC

All therapists hold a clear DBS, current child protection training and are fully insured by YPCS.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

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Additional information

Free counselling for young people aged 11-18

When we work

Week days, Saturdays and some early evenings

Further information

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 or our Facebook & Twitter

Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

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Young People's Counselling Service
Young People's Counselling Service