Supporting young people in their communities

Counselling and Therapeutic Services

We offer a range of counselling and therapeutic services to meet the needs of children, young people and adults. Our staff are either qualified and experienced counsellors and clinicians, or they are undertaking professional training.




Interventions for children and young people

One-to-one counselling

Self referral for young people

Provides support for children and young people who have a need for more intensive involvement. Counsellors use a range of approaches, including Person-Centred counselling, in order to meet individual needs.

Counselling is currently available as a free service to young people in the local area.

If you are a young person aged 10 years to 18 years (or 25 years if you have a disability) and you live in the boroughs of Corby or Kettering, you can refer yourself for counselling by completing the online self-referral form. 

Self-refer for counselling

Parent or carers referring young people for counselling

If you are a parent or carer of a young person aged 10 years to 18 years (or 25 years if they have a disability), living in the boroughs of Corby or Kettering, you can refer a young person for counselling by completing the online referral form below.​

Counselling referral form for parents or carers

Professionals referring young people for counselling

If you are a professional, referrals must be made via the NHS Children and Young People's Referral Management Centre. If you wish to discuss the referral or find out further information, you can call the RMC on 0300 111 1022 or visit the Referral Management Centre website.

Anger management    

The MARS anger management programme enables young people to:

  • develop skills and strategies for dealing with anger
  • identify early warning signs
  • develop skills to reduce destructive and self-defeating behaviours

It focuses on the difference between anger and aggression, raising awareness of personal anger/stress relating to transitions.

The programme can be delivered either in a group or individually.

Play therapy 

Play therapy is a long established, well-researched approach that enables a child to express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool. By playing with specially selected materials, and with the guidance of the therapist, the child plays out their feelings, bringing hidden emotions to the surface where they can be faced. Through this therapy, children are given the opportunity to express themselves and develop emotional resilience. 

Group work to promote emotional well-being

We can also offer group work on particular issues which may include friendship, self-esteem, concentration, confidence and bullying.

Please note, dependent on individual circumstances, some of these interventions are free whilst others will incur a charge.


Interventions for parents and carers

Counselling

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Our counsellors are trained to listen with empathy, to help clients deal with any negative thoughts and feelings and to provide guidance in resolving problems. Counsellors use a range of approaches, including person centred counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Family Therapy

A therapeutic intervention aimed at families who will benefit from working through issues together in a confidential/therapeutic environment.  Systemic family therapy focuses not only on individuals in the family but the relationships and interactions between the family members.  See our Systemic Family Therapy page for more information.

Please note, dependent on individual circumstances, some of these interventions are free whilst others will incur a charge.


Training for professionals

We are able to offer a number of one day or short courses to professionals that offer a blend of theory and practical strategies in the following areas:

  • Healing hurt and understanding the impact of trauma on children’s well-being
  • Introduction to Play Therapy
  • Play as communication with children
  • Supporting traumatised children within school
  • Understanding children’s behaviour
  • Developing emotional wellbeing with teams
  • Assessing and developing resilience
  • Practical strategies in understanding attachment

Find out more

If you would like further information on any of the courses listed above, or if you would like to discuss how we could provide training, group work or 1:1 interventions specific to your organisation/client's needs, please contact Cindy Wrighting on 01536 523944 or Theresa Wright on 01536 518339 or by email:   

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