The Windfall Centre’s specialist counselling service is available to adolescents and young people under 25. Many teenagers and young adults find this period of their lives to be particularly challenging and confusing. They may be struggling with issues and circumstances they are encountering for the first time or that they have encountered in the past. These issues can impact on their own emotional health and well-being, as well as on those who care for them.
The counselling service at The Windfall Centre is person-centred, trauma and attachment informed and draws on current research into brain development and change, particularly changes that take place during adolescence. The counsellor, who has specific training and experience in counselling children and young people, uses a range of skills, strategies and resources to meet each individual need, ensuring that each young person receives a unique and tailored experience to meet their own particular and personal circumstance.
Counselling at the Windfall Centre offers a safe space in which children and young people are enabled to express themselves. Where children and young people can explore, and make sense of their experiences, and where they will feel accepted and supported to make changes, or come to terms with, the events and circumstances of their lives, without feeling judged or criticised.
Counselling is confidential unless the counsellor has specific concerns about the safety of the child or young person, in which case a decision will be made about the safeguarding action that may need to take place for their protection.
‘There has been a complete change, everything’s going well at home and at school. It’s been amazing and I’m so grateful. If we hadn’t had this I don’t know where we would be.’
‘Obviously, it’s got a lot better. Any back and fro between mum and me has eased off. It’s a lot better now’