Safe Space To Express Feelings

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 basic happiness and overall emotional wellbeing.

Our Counselling Support within Nature

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 offered within a beautiful natural setting, in the woods, as well as indoors if preferred.

The counselling is based around the idea of nature therapy, and brings the powerful elements of being within nature to empower the young people, giving them a chance to positively revaluate themselves within the world around themselves and their community. Through our counselling service we offer young people the chance to explore a new sense of  self worth within nature, through the use of narrative work which combines tools and strategies that utilise exciting  imagery, storytelling, and creative arts.

If a young person then needs to gain further longer term counselling support we can also help in signpost onto other suitable longer term counselling within the community.

Our Counsellors

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.


Our counselling service has now reopened and is taking new counselling referrals from February 1st 2024. Please note we do have a waiting list.


You can make a self referral for counselling by clinking the self referral link just above.
1) This link will take you to a form where you can enter some basic information and this will add your details to our confidential database referral list.
2) We will be in contact with you to confirm we have received this and to update you on what happens next.

3) Please note that on a few occasions recently the form has sent back an error message and not allowed users to submit the form. This is currently being addressed by our technicians.  If you have any problems using the form please contact Penny on the email below with your referral details, including name, d.o.b and preferred contact details and I will contact you to take the referral from you manually. 

If you have any further queries please email Penny at



Counselling Policy/ Agreement