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Young People's Counselling Service

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7
0800 634 4395 0800 634 4395

About us

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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

  • Low income

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 www.ypcs.uk

or our Facebook & Twitter


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Week days, Saturdays and some early evenings

Types of client

Young people


Young People's Counselling Service

Young People's Counselling Service