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We provide a free 1:2:1 counselling service for young people aged 12 to 25 years old. This can be accessed by self-referral or by another person or agency. All appointments take place at the YES drop-in in person.
Call us on our free phone number: 0800 7350 010
Calling this number there will be no costs on your behalf!
Counselling is a talking therapy, which is an activity voluntarily entered into by people who want to explore and understand issues in their lives which may be causing difficulty, pain or mixed emotions.
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone in confidence about anything that is worrying you. Counselling is an appointment with the same counsellor every week who will listen to and help you explore how you are feeling.
Using our counselling service is strictly confidential. No information will be passed to any person or agency without consent of the young person. The only circumstances in which we would have to disclose information is:
Our counselling sessions are funded via our charity called ‘The Jersey Youth Trust’. We are constantly fundraising to ensure we continue to run the service. If you would like to support the YES project to continue to provide free counselling to young people you can donate here.
Any young person age 13 and above can register for counselling without a parent/carer. We will not inform a young persons parent/carer that they are having counselling with us or that they have visited without the young persons consent, unless there is a safeguarding concern / risk of harm to the young person.
Young people age 12 will need a parent/carer present to register for counselling .
To start counselling with us, we ask each young person to meet with a Youth Worker to talk through what support they need as well as completed our registration form. We do have a waiting list to start counselling appointments which varies in length throughout the year. This year between January to April our wait time was an average of 2.5 weeks.
A young person cannot start counselling with us if they are accessing therapy with another agency, such as a school counsellor or another therapist. This is a conflict of interest and unethical. Please call us if you are unsure or have any questions about this.
Saturdays at YES:
YES are working in partnership with CAMHS to provide a Wellbeing drop-in Saturdays 10:00am – 6:00pm. During this time anyone can pop in and seek support from a trained Mental Health Practitioner. Parents/carers, friends or family are welcome to visit to find out what support is available individuals under the age of 25.