A free and confidential service for children and young people in Hampshire

What is counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone in confidence, about anything that is worrying you. This could be about home life, school, college, relationships or just about how you are feeling about yourself.

It’s for when you have things going on in your life that you find hard to talk about with people who are close to you.

Counselling is an appointment with the same counsellor every week, who will listen to you and help you explore how you are feeling. You decide if you would like counselling and how long you would like counselling for.

Our trained counsellors are friendly and welcoming and won’t make judgements about you or your problems. Your counsellor will never tell you what to do.

We want to make sure our service is excellent and meets the needs of the children and young people who use it.

We ask for feedback from both children and young people, and from professionals. We review all the feedback we receive so that we can ensure that our service is continually improving, relevant and giving you what you need.

What we offer

Face-to-face counselling

We deliver face-to-face counselling to 5-17 year olds in different locations across Hampshire.

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Online Counselling

Our trained online counsellors offer live counselling appointments for children and young people aged 14-17 years old who are registered with a Hampshire GP or for 14-25 year olds who are registered with a Southampton GP.

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Not got log in details? Contact us for information on how to get counselling.

What young people and their parents say about our counselling:

  • “So grateful for the help”

    “I feel I have made a big difference in my life”

    “My counsellor has helped me so much I feel like my old self again. She is very helpful and I’m so much happier now.”

    “Thank you so much for supporting our pupil. It has been hugely beneficial!”

  • “My daughter was very nervous about counselling, but Hayley immediately put her at ease and not only has she enjoyed her sessions, but she is clearly managing her anger issues much better, thank you.”

    “I really, really, really enjoyed talking with you”

    “My daughter found Sarah very helpful and having the sessions definitely helped her. She looked forward to Sarah’s visits and I’d just like to say thank you very much! HYA provided my daughter with support when no one else would listen.”

    “I learnt that talking to someone helps me.”

  • “Excellent! Poppy was really friendly and engaging. We would like more groups.”

    “It is amazing :-)”

    “Very happy.”

    “Absolutely perfect!”

    “The service is brilliant and Sarah has been a massive help, I cannot thank her enough.”