Text: 07984 357551
Call: 0118 901 5668
Children and young people
- Relationships and Friendships
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Exam Stress
- Home Issues
- Bullying/cyber bullying
- Eating Disorders
- OCD and Phobias
Maybe you just need someone independent to speak to! No5 can provide a safe, confidential place where you will not be judged and can talk in confidence.
We’ve compiled practical factsheets around these subjects and useful links on our resources page.
The Letter Your Teenager Can’t Write
In 2015, Gretchen Schmelzer wrote the powerful letter ‘The Letter Your Teenager Can’t Write You’. This incredibly eye-opening and moving letter is a must read no matter who you are – whether that be a young person, parent, or teacher!
Gretchen explores the emotions and reasons behind the tumultuous times and the multiple fights many young people have with their care giver/s in the hopes of making both young people and parents feel less alone during the turmoil of teenagerhood.
Complete this form to refer yourself or someone else for counselling. This relates to both free counselling for young people or low-cost counselling for 26 years and above.
What does confidential mean?
If we have very serious concerns for your safety and wellbeing we may, after discussion with you, need to involve others to support you and to provide what you need.
Your relationship with your counsellor is not compromised by disclosing information about your issues or worries to them. They will always seek to work with you to find a way through them.
If you would like to speak to us about this, call us for a confidential chat on: 0118 901 5668
What is counselling?
No5 tailors sessions for each young person. Some may only need a few sessions, others need several months. Each session lasts up to 50 minutes. The sessions will be on the same day, at the same time, each week. You will see the same counsellor every week.
Why is counselling important?
When a person keeps worries to themselves, they can grow to become greater problems, making them even harder to share. Counselling can provide an opportunity to share feelings earlier rather than waiting until it all feels too much, in a non-judgemental setting,
Similarly, the transition to adulthood does not occur overnight; it can take time to develop the individual skills and abilities that are needed to help you respond to the problems you may face. This is why No5 sees young people up to the age of 25.