Request for help

You have accessed this information because you wish to request counselling yourself or you are completing this on behalf of a child/young person.

 We are here to help individuals that are going through a difficult time or are struggling with their feelings and this can be confusing and upsetting. We are here to help you understand you’re not alone and to help you find the support you need. Your counsellor will help you talk through your experiences, thoughts and feelings and will listen and support you in a calm, non-judgemental way. This can help you reflect and learn more about yourself and help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions in more depth, to recognise what needs to change in order to enjoy your life more and to help you develop strategies for coping.

The SPACE is an independent charity working in the Cheddar Valley area to encourage and support good mental well-being in young people aged 04 to 18 years of age and we offer short term counselling for young people aged 9-18 years.  We are a small and friendly team of qualified counsellors. You may not know too much about counselling and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have and what this means for you when we meet. We offer an initial session to discuss your needs and if counselling feels right for you, we will offer weekly sessions for up to 8 weeks from the initial assessment.

There is no charge for your counselling. However, for The Space to continue, we need to provide reports to funders so that we can access funding for our project therefore we need to share information collected from the counselling team. However, any reports will not hold any personal information or anything about the counselling work we do together and so your identity will be protected. 

What do I do next?

It is important that a child or young person makes their own decision to meet with the counsellor. If you would like to take the next step please complete the request for support form, below and email it to leesathespace@gmail.com. You will be contacted to arrange an initial appointment and following this you and your counsellor will agree if and how you will work further together.

If you have any queries, please call Leesa on 07917475641.

Best Wishes

Doreen Smith Operations Director

Please note: This service is available to children and young people who either live or are are educated in the Cheddar Valley area.

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