The counsellor listens carefully and tries to understand your point of view. They can help you to see your situation from a different angle and find solutions that will help.
Our counsellors bring lots of different craft materials and games with them to sessions, so it doesn’t have to be just sitting and talking face to face.
Arts therapy is a creative alternative. You can express how you're feeling in many different ways such as:
It's not about being good at art - it's about using the art materials in a safe and thoughtful way. This can help you to relax and share what's going on in your mind.
Some of the things counselling and arts therapy can help with includes:
- home life
You meet with your counsellor or arts therapist once a week, usually at the same place and time. Sessions may be in a private room at your school or college, or another convenient venue if school isn't possible.
Sessions are 50 minutes long. You normally work with your therapist for 6-12 sessions, but this can be longer or shorter depending on your needs.
Is it confidential?
Counsellors and arts therapists work in a confidential way. This means that what you discuss will not be shared with anyone else, unless there is a concern about your safety or the safety of others. However, your therapist would always try to discuss this with you first.
Top tip cards
We've created some 'top tip cards' on the top four issues young people we work with experience.