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, video and online support for young people aged 11 up until their 18th birthday who live or have a GP in West Sussex. We offer a range of talking therapies, online support options and group sessions for young people who are struggling with their mental health.

We primarily offer therapy via video, however we also see young people in different locations in the community such as youth centres, children and family centres and our own buildings. Our online counselling takes place over our therapy 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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