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Heads Together Counselling

Free and confidential counselling for young people aged 14-24

Young people come to us for a wide variety of reasons. Typical issues include low mood and depression, anxiety and panic attacks, family breakdown, sexual, physical or mental abuse, self-harm and bullying.

Daisy’s story

“Counselling here is a safe, friendly environment and I felt like everything I said was my choice and I could trust my counsellor” Female, 16.

How often?

We offer weekly counselling sessions, which last for around 50 minutes. The length of time each person attends depends on the complexity of their issues and their own wishes. We mainly offer the opportunity to attend for 12 weekly sessions, although some young people may find that fewer sessions are needed. 

“My sessions have been excellent. The counsellor has truly been fully supportive and taken the time to listen and help me to realise what it is that I need. I have made decisions I would not otherwise have made and feel all the more positive for it. I am not scared of the future anymore now that I have the tools and resilience to cope.” Male, 24

Where you can go

We hold counselling sessions based in various locations across Mid and East Surrey in a range of schools and several of our Youth Centres and YMCA facilities:

Caterham
Caterham United Reformed Church | Wednesday afternoon/early evening

Dorking
Dorking Christian Centre | Thursday afternoon

Epsom
Epsom Downs Children’s Centre | Tuesday afternoon
Epsom Focus Youth Centre | Monday evening

Horley
Horley Young People’s Centre | Thursday evening

Leatherhead
St Faith’s Family Centre | Wednesday & Thursday evening

Oxted
Oxted United Reformed Church | Tuesday evening

Merstham
Portland Drive | Monday afternoon

Redhill
YMCA Sports & Community Centre | Monday and Tuesday evening
YMCA Hillbrook House | Monday-Friday evening, Saturday morning

Reigate
YMCA Sovereign Centre | Tuesday evening

“This service has helped me overcome my anxieties, thoughts and feelings. I am glad to have come to counselling and let out my worries.” Female, 20

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Find out more

If you decide that counselling may be helpful for you, and you would like to know more or arrange an appointment, please contact the team on:

T 01737 378481
E headstog@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk