TADS Young People Wellbeing Centre Registered Charity Number 1173392
  TADS Young People Wellbeing Centre Registered Charity Number 1173392  



A free counselling service for people between the ages of 11-25 living in Barnsley.

Why Counselling?

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about things that are worrying you, in confidence, with a qualified counsellor.  Common themes are stress, anxiety, relationships, change, loss and distressing, traumatic events.

Counsellors are trained to listen without judging and to help people sort out their thoughts and feelings about whatever is concerning or confusing them.

  • You will be treated as a unique individual – everyone is different.
  • It is your space to talk about what’s going on in your life and what might be troubling you.
  • It’s a chance to talk to an independent person who can help you to make sense of stuff in your life and maybe learn more about yourself, as well as developing healthy ways of coping with everyday life.

Why can counselling help?

The counsellor will pay attention to things that matter to you, and how you see your life. You can talk about whatever is going on in your life, including the things that worry you, confuse you or might make you feel angry, sad or helpless. It might be about your past, what is happening now or worries about the future.

The counsellor will be:

  • Qualified (trained to a high professional standard in counselling or completing a course of training)
  • Experienced (they have counselled many other people about many different issues)
  • Supervised (the counsellor’s work is overseen by a “senior” counsellor to ensure they work in a helpful, effective way.)

How long will counselling last?

Counselling usually takes place weekly and appointments last about 50 minutes.  We can offer counselling initially for up to 20 sessions. It is reviewed regularly between counsellor and client.

Where and when does it take place?

Counselling takes place at TADS at a prearranged time, in a private room without interruptions. Effort will be made to offer you appointments at a time suitable to you.

Is it confidential?

Counselling is confidential; it is a time when it’s O.K. to talk about concerns without fear of them being discussed elsewhere. The counsellor will not give your name, details or information about you to anyone without your permission. They will not discuss what you tell them unless you ask them to.

However if the counsellor had reason to believe that you or someone you talked about is in danger, they might want to tell someone. If this happened they would talk with you about what they plan to do and why.

All counsellors receive supervision of their work, to ensure quality of practice.


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nal telephone:

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