Community based counselling services

Brighton & Hove

Children and young people who are feeling low, anxious or stressed can receive support from the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service, which provides an integrated, joined-up offer with one ‘front door’ leading to the most appropriate support as quickly as possible.

Several support choices are available: counselling, CBT, “e-wellbeing” (online counselling), groupwork, canine-assisted therapy, dramatherapy, play therapy, and also community-based support (Mind the Gap) and general emotional health support (based at the Youth Advice Centre).

This service also has counsellors available who specialise in working with children and young people who identify as:

  • ASD/LD (autistic spectrum disorder or learning disability)
  • BME (black and minority ethnic)
  • LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex)

Anyone can self refer or make a referral to this service by completing either this referral form (for age 4-17) or this referral form (for anyone aged 18+).

T 0300 002 0060
E [email protected]

West Sussex

YMCA Dialogue offers face-to-face and online support, as well as groupwork, for young people aged 11 to 18 in West Sussex. We provide counselling, low intensity CBT, systemic family work, art psychotherapy and canine counselling. We also have a specialist service for girls and young women who are aged 16-25 in Crawley who have had experiences of violence or homelessness.

Our face to face sessions take place in Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing. Our online counselling takes place on YMCA DLG’s online counselling and mental health support platform “e-wellbeing”.

Please contact us using the details below if you would like to make a referral.

T 07739 893707
[email protected]


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