A free and confidential service for children and young people aged 5 - 17 (or 24 for care leavers or SEND) in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

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.

Refer Now

Complete our referral form to get help from our counselling service for young people aged 5 - 17 years (or 24 for care leavers or SEND). Please note, in the North East Hampshire & Farnham area, HYA only offers counselling for ages 11-17, not including up to 24 for care leavers or SEND

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We are experiencing some issues with our new referral forms. If you submit a referral but don't receive a confirmation email, or you can't submit a referral, please monitor the situation and call us on 02382 147 755 after a week.

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."