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Counselling Resources for Young People

On this page, you will find all resources relating to counselling. For more resources that might be relevant, please select one of the keywords below:

CAMHS Mental Health

Here are the resources we found for counselling for young people:

Family Therapy – An Animated Introduction

(Featured resource)A short animated film explaining Family Therapy and its benefits, made by young people using the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

How to Prepare for your First Therapy or Counselling Session

Attending your first therapy or counselling session can feel daunting – in this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith talks about what to expect from your first session, and how to get the most out of your first and subsequent sessions.

Don’t Bother Going to Therapy if…

In this short video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith gives some examples of when you shouldn’t both going to therapy, and why you should. If you don’t want things to change in your life and you’re not prepared to work hard, you are unlikely to get a lot from therapy at this stage.

5 Signs that you need Therapy!

Ever wonder how bad you have to feel in order to reach out for therapy? In this video, Kati Morton discusses 5 signs that you might want to start going to therapy. Anyone can benefit from going into therapy at any time in their life but these signs might be a indication that you would benefit from going to therapy.

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy is a type of talking therapy. It finds its base in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but has been adapted to help people who feel very intense emotions. These can sometimes be found in conditions like hypermania, and bipolar disorder.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy covers a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. This webpage includes guidance on find ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it all by yourself.

Counselling FAQ

Going to see a counsellor can be very scary. The Mix got young people to ask every question they’ve ever had about counselling, and then put them to Harriet Williams, therapy manager of 42nd streets and this article contains what she had to say.

CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most commonly prescribed forms of therapy on the NHS, but what exactly is it? BBC Radio 1 psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick has joined The Mix to answer your questions about CBT.

Organisation

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice and counselling services. They aim to help promote young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Family Therapy – An Animated Introduction

(Featured resource)A short animated film explaining Family Therapy and its benefits, made by young people using the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

How to Prepare for your First Therapy or Counselling Session

Attending your first therapy or counselling session can feel daunting – in this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith talks about what to expect from your first session, and how to get the most out of your first and subsequent sessions.

Don’t Bother Going to Therapy if…

In this short video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith gives some examples of when you shouldn’t both going to therapy, and why you should. If you don’t want things to change in your life and you’re not prepared to work hard, you are unlikely to get a lot from therapy at this stage.

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy is a type of talking therapy. It finds its base in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but has been adapted to help people who feel very intense emotions. These can sometimes be found in conditions like hypermania, and bipolar disorder.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy covers a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. This webpage includes guidance on find ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it all by yourself.

Counselling FAQ

Going to see a counsellor can be very scary. The Mix got young people to ask every question they’ve ever had about counselling, and then put them to Harriet Williams, therapy manager of 42nd streets and this article contains what she had to say.

Organisation

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice and counselling services. They aim to help promote young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Family Therapy – An Animated Introduction

(Featured resource)A short animated film explaining Family Therapy and its benefits, made by young people using the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

How to Prepare for your First Therapy or Counselling Session

Attending your first therapy or counselling session can feel daunting – in this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith talks about what to expect from your first session, and how to get the most out of your first and subsequent sessions.

Don’t Bother Going to Therapy if…

In this short video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith gives some examples of when you shouldn’t both going to therapy, and why you should. If you don’t want things to change in your life and you’re not prepared to work hard, you are unlikely to get a lot from therapy at this stage.

Organisation

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice and counselling services. They aim to help promote young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy

Dialetical Behaviour Therapy is a type of talking therapy. It finds its base in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but has been adapted to help people who feel very intense emotions. These can sometimes be found in conditions like hypermania, and bipolar disorder.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy covers a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. This webpage includes guidance on find ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it all by yourself.

Counselling FAQ

Going to see a counsellor can be very scary. The Mix got young people to ask every question they’ve ever had about counselling, and then put them to Harriet Williams, therapy manager of 42nd streets and this article contains what she had to say.