Free Counselling for Young Adults (11 to 25)

Counselling gives you a safe place to be heard and it is completely confidential.

Our free counselling service is based on building a trusting relationship with you. It can help you talk about your experiences and worries and how to manage them in a supportive way. Our counsellors are trained to listen carefully and thoughtfully to you, without judgement.

Counsellors do not give advice but do support you to make positive decisions for yourself. Our counsellors are trained to work with many different areas that may be worrying you, including feeling stressed or anxious, feeling down, having panic attacks, being bullied, coping with the death of someone in your life, family problems, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, friendship / relationship issues, hurting yourself, problems with food or eating, feelings of not fitting in, exam worries and loneliness.

You’ll have up to 6 - 8 sessions with a counsellor who is trained to hear you in confidence.

If you’re aged between 11 and 25, having a hard time, finding things are getting on top of you, or feeling stress, anxious, or down, counselling may be for you.

Depending where you live, you may access counselling support in different ways:

If you are registered with a GP in Surrey and are aged 11-25, you will have to visit your GP, speak to a teacher or speak to a social worker and request a counselling referral to Step by Step via CAMHS Single Point of Access.

If you are registered with a GP in Hampshire and are aged 11-17, you can self-refer to our service by completing our Online Referral Form.

The Counselling service is here for people in North Hampshire and South West Surrey. Sessions are held at various locations including Aldershot, Haslemere, Guildford, Godalming, and Frimley.

If you need urgent help or are in crisis, we would recommend that you contact the following:

  • NHS Mental Health Crisis Line - 0300 456 83 42
  • Child Line - 0800 1111
  • Samaritans - 116 123

We would also recommend visiting your local Safe Haven

Adult (18+)

North Hampshire and Surrey

Child & Young Person

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Last Year...

1788

Counselling appointments were delivered.

85%

of young people showed an improvement in wellbeing.

530

young people received Counselling support.

Launch Chat or contact Paul to find out more about free counselling in your area.

01252 346120
counselling@stepbystep.org.uk

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