What is Counselling?
Counselling is a process where a person can look more closely at his or her life and get help from a trained counsellor who will remain confidential and non-judgemental. The Counsellor will help each child or young person to work through feelings, issues or concerns while respecting their values and beliefs.
Youthlife Counsellors work with a wide range of issues related to bereavement and loss. These issues can include feelings related to the loss experienced, such as grief, confusion or maybe anger. We also help with problems such as bullying, self-harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem and many more difficulties that young people may face. There is nothing so awful or so small that cannot be discussed.
Youthlife Counsellors are trained to a minimum of Diploma in counselling level and have added accreditation in counselling children and young people. Counsellors receive regular individual and group supervision for their client work at Youthlife, in line with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherpay (IACP) guidelines, and in line with the Public Health Agency NI Standards for Service Providers in Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.