Who this service is for
The Young People’s Consultation Service (YPCS) sees young people aged 16-30 years, who have a personal or emotional problem. These might include problems in relationships with family, friends or partners, or there may be difficulties at school, college or work.
The YPCS is open to young people regardless of class, culture, ethnicity, sexuality and whether or not they are physically disabled.
Why refer to this service?
This is a confidential and non-judgemental service for any young person with worries that are affecting their emotional well-being. Young people can receive free counselling from our staff who have expertise in adolescent mental health, which can help them get a clearer idea of their problem.
We also help them to find ongoing help if they require it.
Kinds of treatment offered
We offer up to four meetings of approximately an hour each, aimed at helping our clients to get a clearer idea of the difficulties they experience. Consultation sessions may also include discussing how to go about getting further help where it seems appropriate.
We usually arrange appointments during normal office hours but we can sometimes organise early morning or early evening appointments.
How to make a referral
The YPCS is a self-referral only service. Please ask your patient/client to call the YPCS Administrator on 020 8938 2337 (10am-5.30pm, Monday - Thursday) to arrange an appointment.
Sessions in the YPCS are held between 9am and 5pm (occasionally a little earlier or later) from Monday to Friday. If we are very busy it is sometimes necessary to put names on a waiting list, but we do our best to arrange appointments as soon as possible.