What is counselling or psychotherapy?
In the UK, the terms you may commonly hear are therapy, psychotherapy, counselling. Essentially these terms are used to describe a range of talking therapies. We offer a range of therapies including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Person centred/Humanistic
- Integrative (a blend of approaches)
- Solution focused therapy
Our counselling is delivered in line with the National Counselling Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical and good practice guidelines. YCS is a member of the National Counselling Society.
Is counselling for me?
Anyone can benefit from counselling if they are willing to give the time and commitment to attend sessions and be open to change.
What will the session look like?
Generally, we offer a 12-session model. The sessions are 50 minutes long in a safe and confidential environment that will give you the space and time to explore your thoughts and feelings. We wish to work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself.
How do I apply for low cost counselling?
We always take self-referrals direct from individuals. We regularly receive self-referrals from people sign-posted to us by healthcare providers and other organisations.
Please click on the link below to start you application. Once we receive your application we will make contact with you to take some further details. Our waiting list is approximately 2-3 months for our low cost counselling service. However, on occasion this can be quicker.
We will keep you updated once you are on our waiting list. At your first appointment your counsellor will explore with you what you may wish to focus on and whether this service can offer you the help you need.
How much will it cost?
Low Cost Counselling Service
Our standard fee is £25 for a 50 minute session, please contact us if finances are an obstacle for you.
We do have qualified and experienced counsellors, but most are ‘counsellors in training’ in the later stages of their training in recognised qualifying programmes. All counsellors are supervised by qualified supervisors or those undertaking a post qualifying supervision training. All are fully insured and members of either BACP, NCS or UKCP.
Please note we currently only offer our low-cost counselling service for adults age 18+.
Private Therapy Service
We will soon be offering a private therapy service for people who can afford counselling and may wish to choose a therapist of their choice.
We will offer a private therapy service from a bank of selected professional counsellors. Click below find out more.
Room Rental Service
We offer a range of rooms for rental to qualified counsellors and therapists.
Click below to view our rooms and services;