teenage girl looking troubled

As you grow up there are lots of things you might find it hard to deal with - problems with friends, parents, teachers or in your love life. 

If you're not feeling like yourself, talking to one of our counsellors can really help. 

If you're a parent and you'd like to help your child deal with changes in your family see our Family Counselling service

What is Children and Young People's Counselling?

Counselling can help no matter what's on your mind. If it's bullying, your parents splitting up, arguments with friends or you're just feeling a bit low, we can help you deal with it.

Hear from Jack in the video below about how counselling helped him deal with his parent's separation.

What sort of issues can young people's counselling help with?

There are lots of reasons why you might decide to come for counselling - here are some common problems young people come to us with:

  • "I've got no friends."
  • "I'm being bullied at school and I'm scared to tell someone."
  • "My parents are always arguing and I have nobody to talk to."
  • "My mum died recently and I feel like I can't cope."
  • "I feel unhappy all the time and nobody understands me."
  • "My dad has left and my mum cries all the time and I don't know what to do."
  • "My mum and dad are splitting up and I feel like it's my fault."

What happens in a counselling session?

When you see your counsellor, you'll have a chance to chat about what's on your mind. Your counsellor won't judge you or tell you what to think or do, and they won't look down on you because you're young. They'll respect you and listen to what you have to say.

Having someone to talk to outside of your home and school life can help you see your problems in a new light and help you work out how to cope with your feelings. 

How much does counselling cost?

We currently charge between £25-£56 for an initial assessment depending on your circumstances. We can talk to you more about our charges when you book your appointment.  

Book an appointment

We provide Children and Young People's Counselling sessions in Crawley and Chichester. To book an appointment please call 01293 657 055 or email reception.crawley@relatesussex.org

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If you have any questions about counselling try our FAQs