Helping people enjoy stronger relationships
across Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Teesside and Scarborough
01325 461 500
Children and young people's counselling is for any young person who is having problems. With more and more young people coming to Relate with issues as far apart as depression and mental health problems to issues with their parents or people at school, coming to see a Relate counsellor helps because they are independent from school and home life.
You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgmental counsellor either at a local Relate Centre near your home, or you might see a counsellor in school. You can be referred by a teacher, social worker, or you can ask to see a counsellor yourself – what you say is confidential, unless the counsellor is worried for your safety.
Many of our young clients tell us that they feel happier after they see a Relate counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems. In some cases, the Relate counsellor helped them to concentrate better in their school-work, or get on better with their friends and peers.
“Young people hate being talked down to. As a young person’s counsellor you have to be open and honest and give your clients time to open up. When my clients leave they thank me, but I tell them that they have done the hard-work as it isn’t easy talking about the big things that are worrying them.”
I am very happy with the service and have been treated very well. I am very grateful and don't know where I would be now without the help. I am worried about having no more sessions but I am trying to think positively