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For many young people the chance to talk about what is on there mind, in a safe, confidential space, with a trusted adult, offers vital emotional support.
Many young people dealing with issues around sensory needs, whether related to a physical sensory need, such as visual or hearing impairment, or psychological issue such as anxiety related to trauma and attachment issues, finding a way to express themselves and the experiences they have can be so important for overall emotional wellbeing.

At Sensing Friends we offer free short term counselling for young people who experience  any form of sensory need. Our counsellors are BACP registered and  specifically trained to support young people. We also have a wealth of experience working with young people who are experiencing emotional issues related to social exclusion, isolation and low self esteem.

The short term counselling we offer is specifically aimed at helping these young people deal with low self esteem, related to how they perceive themselves within the world, their community and social life. The counselling offered at Sensing Friends is aimed to empower the young people,  giving them a chance to positively reevaluate themselves within their community. We offer the young people we support, through this counselling service, the chance to explore  a new sense of  self worth, through the use of narrative work, which combines tools and strategies that utilise exciting  imagery, storytelling and creative arts.

If young people need to gain further longer term counselling support we also offer support in signposting them to suitable longer term counselling within the community.


Please contact Penny on 07584201837 or make a self referral


Counselling Policy/ Agreement