Children & Young People
We recognise that relationship difficulties affect children and young people too. Our 'Talktime' service is a FREE young people's counselling service designed to support children aged between 10 and 21 years.
Our counsellors are experienced relationship experts who can help you to talk honestly and openly and can support you with problems like:
- Parental divorce and separation
- New step-parents / siblings
- Difficulties and conflict in relationships at school, with peers, siblings or you're your parents
- Sexual identity
- New relationships
- Loss and bereavement
- School transition
- Witnessing domestic violence in the family home
You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgemental counsellor, either at your local Relate centre, at a venue near your home or you might see a counsellor in your school.
What you say is confidential unless the counsellor is worried for your safety.
Many of our young clients tell us they feel happier after they have seen a counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems, whether at school, at home or in your personal life.
To book an appointment in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire please call us on 01234 356350 or email us.
To book an appointment in TacTic, Leighton Buzzard please call on 01525 373838 . To visit their website click here.
View the report on the positive impact of counselling for children and young people here.
Graham, a Relate Counsellor, explains how counselling can help children and young people deal with difficult feelings and emotions:
"I didn’t think counselling would work for me, but it has changed my life"
"Offering someone to talk to who won’t judge has calmed me down – the help with anger/anxiety has been really useful"
"I attended this service, I found it easy to open up to someone that is neutral to my situation. This service helped me to gain a greater understanding of myself."
"What difference has the service made to you? - Lots! Relationships are better. Worry and stress are heaps better, anger has got less frequent, school work is better by a little bit. HAPPIER :-)!!"