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


West Sussex
YMCA Dialogue offers face-to-face and online counselling, as well as groupwork, for young people aged 11 to 18 in West Sussex. Face to face counselling 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 are interested in receiving either face-to-face or online counselling.

T 07739 893707


Guildford, Surrey
Low cost counselling for children and adults of all ages is available in Guildford. It is delivered from YMCA Guildford, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SB.

07932 047778 (An answerphone is in operation, please leave a message and we will get back to you)


What’s involved?

Meeting with your counsellor will be private and last about 45 minutes. During your sessions you can talk about anything you want. Our counsellors are friendly and supportive and won’t judge you.

Your counsellor will not tell you what to do, but will listen and give you time and space and help you think things through for yourself.

The number of sessions may vary but they will usually be on the same day and time each week and always with the same counsellor. Some young people find they don’t need as many sessions, sometimes we can offer more sessions if needed.

“I had a lovely counsellor to help boost the highs and help cushion the lows to make sure that I am safe.”

“I was able to be completely honest with someone. Also helping me recognise the way I think and how it affects me.”

Counselling services for schools and colleges

Find out more about our services for schools and colleges.

Children in care, adopted and young people

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