Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, and it can be helpful to talk things through with someone who will listen and not judge you.
Talking to friends and family about your problems may not be an option for you, or you may worry that what you talk about will get repeated to others.
People go for counselling for many different reasons. Perhaps you are dealing with something which happened to you in the past, or are struggling with something going on in your life right now. Counselling may help you to see yourself differently which can raise your self-esteem and boost your confidence.
Working with a counsellor can give you the space and freedom to talk about your feelings and to work through your problems with someone who won't judge you and is specially trained to listen and understand you from your perspective.
Here are some of the things young people talk through with a counsellor
- Self Harm
- Eating Distress
- Gender Identity
- Drug Misuse
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Food and Mood
- Bereavement (when someone close to you has died)
Counselling services in Wrexham
Outside In Counselling Service
Outside In is a free and confidential counselling service based at the INFO Shop. Drop in for details or phone to make an appointment.
2 North Arcade
Evening appointments are available for counselling on a Tuesday and Thursday Evening.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Assessment and diagnosis for mental health disorders and related problems including anxiety, depression O.C.D. eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and ADHD. Treatment would be based on evidenced based therapies and interventions and may include C.B.T., psychosocial education, EMDR, family work, one to one talking therapy, group work and medication; or a combination of these.
The service is made up of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychotherapists, nurses, psychologists and social workers and referrals can be made through professionals such as school nurse, GPs, Educational psychologists etc.
The service also offers advice, consultation and training in child mental health to professionals working with young people in Wrexham.
Child Health Centre
If someone close to you has died, Release offers bereavement support for young people and their families. Advice and support for parents/carers/professionals supporting a bereaved young person. Education re: children & grief for all interested agencies.
Nightingale House Hospice
Stepping Stones Young People’s Project
Stepping Stones is a registered charity providing therapeutic services to young people who have been sexually abused as children across the region of North East Wales. Survivors can be referred by a key worker or can self-refer by contacting the office.
Confidential counselling service aimed at anyone who is finding communication difficult, i.e. relationships, friendships, problems at school, for families coping with separation or divorce, new relationships, re-marriage and extended family problems.
Family counselling and children and young people's counselling only is free of charge.
8 Rivieres Avenue
Counselling service in secondary schools. NSPCC offers health days, peer support training, circle time, keep safe, child protection and bullying awareness training.
11 Grosvenor Road
Therapeutic counselling service for children and families, where emerging emotional and psychological difficulties have been recognized. A solution focused approach is used.