Young people in Berkshire in the last decade of the 20th century: In any life issues can arise which cause distress and hurt, what differs is the capacity of people to cope and the quality of their peer group and family to be havens of security at such times. To seek counselling is one way of gaining help ….the Youth Counselling development came into being because it was known that in order to help young people a particular provision needed to be created. Most significantly such provision became part of an integrated service. The counselling provision helped build up a capability throughout the wider service to provide support for young people seeking support in understanding and acting to change some of their behaviour, responding differently to the environment, being more mature and effective as people.