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Child and adolescent (youth or teenager) counselling

Counselling for children and young people can differ from adult counselling depending on the child's age and development as well as the specific difficulties they are encountering. Often creative therapies such as story telling, play and art can be be more effective than talking therapies. In addition, child counselling often takes place in a school environment rather than private counselling rooms.


All the counsellors and therapists listed on this page have experience of working with children and adolescents. Some of them work exclusively in this area and use specialist therapeutic techniques such as play therapy. For others, child and youth counselling is typically an area of special interest and so the therapist may still have more experience than most in situations involving self harm, bullying or neglect. Some of the therapists will have experience working in schools. Please check the individual websites listed below for more details.


Other directory pages on this website list counsellors and therapists who can also help with issues and disorders affecting children, teenagers and adolescents - the therapists listed here have specifically highlighted adolescent counselling, teenager counselling, youth counselling or play therapy as an area of focus. You may find someone more local on the psychotherapy or general counselling pages. Look for membership of a respected professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as BACP Registered counsellors and therapists are bound by the associations Code of Ethics and Practice. You will also wish to know that the therapist holds a current Enhanced DBS certificate.


A common therapeutic approach with children is play therapy. If you wish to find out more about this technique see Wikipedia's play therapy page.

Counselling in Swanage Dorset. EMDR & Family Therapy near Poole
Alan Hudson Counselling & Psychotherapy in Swanage, Dorset. A Family Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR practitioner specialising in helping children, young people and their families with a wide range of difficulties. Therapy within easy reach of Swanage, Wareham & Poole.
Website: www.alanhudsoncounselling.co.uk
Philippa Downs
Philippa Downs is a child and adolescent counsellor in Wimbledon near Putney and Wandsworth. Counselling and play therapy for children and young people in school and at home.
Website: www.philippadowns.com
Counsellor in Sidmouth near Exmouth. Teenage Counselling in East Devon
Helen Baker is a counsellor in Sidmouth near Exmouth in east Devon. She is a provides teenage and adult counselling to equip you with the self-belief to fulfil your potential.
Website: www.helenbakercounselling.com
Julie Lovett
Julie Lovett is a counsellor near Tiverton, Exeter and Taunton. She offers counselling and child therapy giving you the space to explore those issues which are troubling you.
Website: www.julielovettcounselling.com
Play Therapy Foundation
Maria Kalpogiannaki provides play therapy and counselling near Richmond and Hammersmith. Children's counsellor near Chiswick who supports the wellbeing of children and young people.
Website: www.playtherapyfoundation.co.uk
Counselling with Gianina Ardeleanu
Counselling with Gianina Ardeleanu in Borehamwood & Radlett, Hertfordshire. An integrative counsellor & therapist trained to work with adults and children, offering talking therapy and expression through arts. Working with clients from Borehamwood, Barnet, Edgware, Radlett and all across Hertfordshire.
Website: www.counselling-can-change-lives.co.uk
Ruth Osborne Therapy
Ruth Osborne is a counsellor and psychotherapist near London Bridge and Waterloo. Counselling near Southwark for thoe times in our lives when it can seem hard to cope on our own.
Website: www.ruthosbornetherapy.com
Simone Ayers Dip.Couns, Registered Member MBACP
Counsellor Simone Ayers, working at locations in Tring & Aylesbury. Counselling & Psychotherapy for a wide range of difficulties with a counsellor easily accessible from Chesham, Amersham, High Wycombe & surrounding areas.
Website: www.simoneayerscounselling.com
Psychotherapy Melbourne
Therapist in Northcote, Inner North Melbourne offering Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy for childhood trauma, abuse, anger issues, compulsions, obsessions and other negative behavioural patterns.
Website: www.psychotherapymelbourne.net
Lindum Counselling
Lindum Counselling provide free counselling in Lincoln. Child counsellor working with art therapy in Lincolnshire to help you work through your problems and realise your true potential.
Website: www.lindumcounselling.co.uk
Julia Alfano
Julia Alfano is a child psychologist near Guildford in Surrey. Adolescent psychology and educational psychology in Berkshire for children who are struggling emotionally or experiencing problems with bullying, relationship difficulties or poor self esteem.
Website: www.childpsychologistsurrey.com
Systemic Solutions Cornwall
Systemic Solutions Cornwall provides counselling & psychotherapy to individuals, couples, children, young people and family therapy in St Austell, Cornwall. Offering therapy, teaching, training & consultation.
Website: www.systemicsolutionscornwall.co.uk
Dramatherapy in Bridport Dorset. Drama Therapy & Dramatherapist near Weymouth
Dramatherapist John Harley based in Bridport, near Weymouth in Dorset. Over thirty years of dramatherapy & counselling, working creatively with children & young people. Therapy through drama & play, creating pathways to wellbeing.
Website: www.johnharleydramatherapy.co.uk
Helen Kiehl Counselling
Helen Kiehl Counselling in Golcar & Huddersfield. Safe, confidential counselling for adults and teenagers, with a counsellor & therapist located within easy reach of Halifax and the Calder Valley.
Website: www.helenkiehlcounselling.com
Counselling in Lewes East Sussex. Psychotherapy & Counsellor near Hove
Jacky Adams Counselling & Psychotherapy in Lewes, East Sussex. A counsellor & psychotherapist working with both adults and young people, located within easy reach of Hove & Brighton.
Website: www.jackyadamscounselling.co.uk
Healing the Subconscious
Healing the Subconscious: Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Hailsham, near Eastbourne in East Sussex. Regression Therapy, Inner Child Healing, Soul Retrieval & Energy Clearing taking you to the root cause.
Website: www.healingthesubconscious.co.uk
Sophie Bice BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP
Adult & Youth Counsellor Sophie Bice, based in Godalming & Cranleigh in Surrey. Experienced, friendly, professional Counselling & Psychotherapy within easy reach of Guildford, Woking & surrounding areas.
Website: www.sophiebicecounselling.co.uk
Francesca Johnson
Francesca Johnson offers counselling and child therapy in Crouch End in north London. Counsellor in Haringey who is able to work therapeutically with all age groups.
Website: www.francescajohnsoncounselling.com
Reflective Dawn Counselling
Reflective Dawn Counselling: Counselling for adults, adolescents & children in Colliers Wood, South West London. A Counsellor located within easy reach of Tooting, Balham & Wimbledon.
Website: www.reflectivedawncounselling.co.uk
Counsellor in Cardiff. Human Givens Therapy & Counselling for children
Counselling & Therapy in Cardiff with Helga Moore. An experienced Counsellor and Human Givens Therapist offering counselling for both adults and children.
Website: www.helgamooretherapy.co.uk
Lynne Worcester Counselling Services
Lynne Worcester is a counsellor and child therapist in Tiverton near Exeter and Taunton. Counselling to help you manage life's ups and downs to bring about some lasting change.
Website: www.lynneworcestercounselling.co.uk
Erica Ruse Whalley
Erica Ruse Whalley is a child counsellor based in Croydon, Surrey. Counselling and play therapy in Kent providing a gentle, professional support and a time to feel really listened to.
Website: www.stillvoice.co.uk
Christine Peters
Counselling & Play Therapy in Redhill, Surrey with Counsellor and Therapist Christine Peters. Counselling for adults and children covering the Reigate, Horley & Caterham areas.
Website: www.christinepeterscounselling.com
The Purple Feather Counselling Service
Heather Burkinshaw is a counsellor in Soham near Ely and Cambridge. Counselling and play therapy to help you get back on track with your life.
Website: www.elycounsellor.co.uk
Laura McKenzie
Counselling in Waltham Forest, North & East London with Counsellor & Therapist Laura McKenzie. Counselling for Tottenham, Leyton, Chingford and surrounding areas.
Website: www.lakenztherapy.co.uk
Dramatherapy in Education Service for Manchester
The Leap Frog Kids Therapy: School Counselling & Dramatherapist services for Cheshire, Merseyside and North West England. Dramatherapy providing space for every child and young person's confidence to grow.
Website: www.theleapfrogkidstherapy.org.uk
Elizabeth Moore MBACP
Adult and Youth Counselling in Farnham and Godalming, with Counsellor Elizabeth Moore. Counselling clients aged from 12 upwards, in the Guildford area of Surrey.
Website: www.elizabethmoorecounselling.com
Natalie Hawkins
Natalie Hawkins provides counselling for adults, children and young people in Balham, Wandsworth, south west London. An experienced counsellor, Natalie offers therapy for stess, depression, anxiety, abuse, bullying and relationships to individual adults, adolescents and to children through the mediums of play, creative work and talk.
Website: www.nataliehawkinscounselling.com
Child counselling and art therapy in Esher, Surrey. Adolescent counsellor near Kingston
Kate Shaw offers child counselling and art therapy in Esher, near Kingston. Adolescent counsellor in Surrey to help children to develop a growing sense of confidence and understanding.
Website: www.creativechildcounselling.co.uk
Balance Counselling
Balance Counselling: counselling for adults, young people and children in Brentwood, near Romford and Basildon in Essex, with counsellor Chris Sansom MA (MBACP).
Website: www.balance-counselling.com
Siobhan Poole
Siobhan Poole is a counsellor based in Newmarket and Cambridge. She provides counselling and psychotherapy in Paddington for a happier and more positive life exploring your true potential.
Website: www.siobhanpoolecounselling.com
Community Counselling HP16
Community Counselling HP16: affordable counsellor services in Prestwood, near High Wycombe and Amersham in Buckinghamshire. Low cost support for adults, children and young people.
Website: www.cc-hp16.org.uk
Catherine Wiles
Counselling and Psychotherapy with Catherine Wiles in Farnham, Surrey. She is a counsellor near Guildford to help when you struggle with life from time to time.
Website: www.catherinewilestherapy.co.uk
Alabaster Counselling
Alabaster Counselling offer counselling and psychotherapy in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Counsellor near Northampton who believes everyone deserves the time to feel, be valued and heard.
Website: www.alabastercounselling.co.uk
Judith Miller
Judith F Miller is a Consultant psychotherapist and counsellor in Harley Street in Central London. Therapeutic counselling at The Priory in Roehampton for those who have not found a way to recover in other therapeutic settings.
Website: www.judithfmiller.co.uk
Annette Hill Counselling
Annette Hill offers counselling for times when we feel at crisis point and life has become a struggle. Child counsellor in Sawston, South Cambridge giving extra emotional support and encouragment to express their feelings and thoughts.
Website: www.hillscounselling.co.uk
Rachel Lohan Counselling
Rachel Lohan Counselling: psychotherapy, counselling and youth counselling with a psychotherapist and counsellor covering the Ealing, Hanwell and Acton areas of West London.
Website: www.rachellohancounselling.org
Cloudless Horizons CounsellingBetchworth, Dorking and Reigate
Cloudless Horizons Counselling - Counsellor and therapist Sharon Lloyd, based within easy reach of Dorking, Reigate, Redhill and surrounding areas.
Website: www.cloudlesshorizonscounselling.co.uk
A Place to Be
A Place to Be - Creative Therapy in Tonbridge, near Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone in Kent. A therapeutic arts therapist helping realise creative ideas in a nurturing, confidential environment.
Website: www.a-place-to-be.co.uk
Psychotherapy and Counselling near Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Sudbury
Psychotherapy and Nature Therapy in Suffolk with qualified psychospiritual therapist Lavinia Grace. Seeing clients from Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Sudbury, Chelmsford and surrounding areas in Suffolk
Website: www.laviniagracepsychotherapy.com
West Kensington Psychotherapy
Mary-Lou Al-Saedy is a counsellor in Kensington near Olympia. She offers counselling and psychotherapy in West London to help you live your life more fully depending on your individual circumstances.
Website: www.westkensingtoncounselling.co.uk
Rupert Taverner
Psychotherapy and counselling in Farnham and Leatherhead, Surrey with Rupert Taverner. A counsellor working with children and couples, accessible from Cobham and surrounding areas.
Website: www.ruperttaverner.co.uk
Chavala BSc MSc MBACP
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Blackpool and Preston with Chavala Parker. A Counsellor specialising in work with children, teenagers and young people.
Website: www.chavala.co.uk
Judie Attenburrow Counsellor
Counselling for children, young people and adults in Exeter with Integrative Counsellor Judie Attenburrow. Conveniently located for Exmouth, Newton Abbot and South Devon.
Website: www.counsellingsouthdevon.com
Counselling in Shoreditch East London. Teenage Counsellor for young people online in the UK
Terri Lloyd is an experienced Teenage Counsellor based in Shoreditch, East London and online in the UK. Counselling for young people and adolescents between the ages of 11 and 24.
Website: www.teenscounselling.co.uk
Couples counsellor for Bristol. Couple and relationship counselling
Counselling and couples and relationship counselling in St Werburghs, Bristol. A BACP accredited Counsellor and Couple Counsellor.
Website: www.jimfrostcounselling.co.uk
Anne Lennie Counselling
Anne Lennie Counselling - A Counsellor working in Cheltenham and Stroud, near Cirencester and Gloucester. An experienced and mature counsellor providing a confidential therapy service.
Website: www.annelenniecounselling.co.uk
Teresa Sinani
Psychotherapy and Counselling for Willesden Green, North West London, with experienced and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor Teresa Kain.. Easily accessible from Kilburn, Cricklewood, Brent Cross and Camden.
Website: www.teresakain.co.uk
Swan Lane CounsellingWinchester
Counselling for adults, couples and children in Winchester, near Basingstoke, Chandlers Ford and Newbury. A caring, professional Counsellor service within a confidential environment.
Website: www.swanlanecounselling.co.uk
Counselling and Therapy
Susan Weatherill offers Child Psychotherapy and Counselling in Dulwich, South London. Counsellor near Herne Hill to help with a wide range of problems experienced by children.
Website: www.susieweatherillcounselling.co.uk
Nina Gamborg Therapy
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Chipping Norton, for Witney and Oxfordshire. A Psychotherapist working with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
Website: www.ninagamborgtherapy.com
Aaron Swartz MBACP, SEP
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Somatic Experiencing in Brighton and Hove, with Therapist Aaron Swartz. Counselling for relationship problems & couples, stress, anger and other issues.
Website: www.aaroncounselling.co.uk
Leslie Stanberry
Counselling, Training, Mentoring and Reiki Healing in Richmond, South West London and Ladbroke Grove. An Integrative counsellor working with children and adults, specialising in Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and other Spectrum Disorders.
Website: www.lesliestanberry.co.uk
Daniela Lourenco
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Crouch End and Twickenham near Richmond, with Daniela Lourenco. A psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals, couples and children.
Website: www.dlourencopsychotherapy.com
Woodcote Counselling Service
Roz Turner-Drage provides counselling and psychotherapy from her practice in Purley near Croydon. She is a youth counsellor in South London who can help with a range of difficulties.
Website: www.woodcotecounselling.co.uk
Counselling and Psychotherapy in
Time for Change: psychoanalytic psychotherapist services in West Hampstead and East Finchley in North London, and Farringdon in the City of London. Counselling and psychotherapy for help with a range of issues.
Website: www.time4changepsychotherapy.co.uk
Dr Alison Stuart
Counselling Psychology in Chelsea and Kensington, west London. A Chartered Psychologist and Counsellor with considerable experience providing therapy to individuals and families, based near Kensington, Fulham and Battersea.
Website: www.dralisonstuart.com
Jayne Sinclair Therapies
Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy and Aromatherapy Massage in Liverpool. A qualified Hypnotherapist providing face to face therapy for adults and children.
Website: www.jscounselling.org.uk
Counselling, Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling for central Richmond, Kew and surrounding areas. A fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples.
Website: www.robhillcounselling.co.uk
Lisa Seymour
Counsellor based in Buxton, near Macclesfield in Derbyshire providing a professional, confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy service to children, teenagers and young people between the ages of 11 and 25.
Website: www.lisaseymourypcounselling.co.uk
Play therapy for Leighton Buzzard and Luton. Child therapist and children counsellor near Milton Keynes
Child therapist based in Leighton Buzzard. A Counsellor working with both children and adults through the language of play therapy, based within easy reach of Milton Keynes, Luton and Dunstable.
Website: www.neilmarshplaytherapist.co.uk
Child and Teenage Psychology
Teenage and child Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy in London. Therapy for children and teenagers based within easy reach of Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Finchley.
Website: www.childandteenpsychologist.com
Marijke Vonck
Individual and couples Counselling in Ledbury and Hereford, near Malvern in Herefordshire. A Counsellor providing a friendly and caring yet objective and professional perspective on the issues that concern you.
Website: www.mvcounselling.co.uk
Alison Slinn Counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy services in Maidenhead, High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire with Alison Slinn. A Counsellor experienced in helping clients with a range of issues.
Website: www.alisonslinncounselling.co.uk
Counsellor in North London. Child counselling and psychotherapy for children in Finsbury Park and Camden
Nina Grant - A counsellor and child psychotherapist based in Finsbury Park and Camden. Psychotherapy, counselling and educational therapy for adults and children in North London.
Website: www.counsellingandtherapyworks.co.uk
Unicorn Child Therapy Services
Is your child unhappy, struggling at school or difficult to live with? Family therapy and Child Counselling for families in Swindon, Cirencester, Marlborough, Faringdon and Oxford.
Website: www.unicornchildtherapyservices.co.uk
Juliet Winstone Psychotherapy
Juliet Winstone - A qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, based in Dorking, and within easy reach of Redhill and Epsom, offering counselling and psychotherapy to provide a different perspective and understanding.
Website: www.julietwinstonepsychotherapy.co.uk
Pregnancy Counselling Service (PCS)
A qualified counsellor based in Falconwood, Welling and close to Greenwich and Bexley, offering counselling and specialist childbirth, pregnancy and parenting counselling to individuals and couples
Website: www.pregnancycounsellingservice.co.uk
Heather Redington - Psychotherapy & Energy Therapy near Swindon and Cirencester, Wiltshire
Psychotherapy and Energy Therapy near Swindon and Cirencester, Wiltshire. A Psychotherapist with qualifications in psychotherapy and family therapy, offering rapid, effective and long lasting help.
Website: www.energypsychotherapy.co.uk
Adolescent Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy for adolescents and teenagers aged 10-24 years in Farnham, Surrey. A counsellor providing child therapy within easy reach of Guildford, Aldershot and surrounding parts of Surrey.
Website: www.thehealingrelationship.co.uk
Mary Cobb Counselling
Counselling and therapy for adults, children and teenagers for Leatherhead, Cobham and Bookham, Surrey. An adult and youth Counsellor providing a service available to all age groups.
Website: www.marycobbcounselling.co.uk
Marianne Sirgent Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy in Hammersmith, West London. Therapy in English or in French within easy reach of Chiswick, Notting Hill, Kensington and surrounding areas with a qualified Psychotherapist.
Website: www.psychotherapymatters.co.uk
Jane Florsham Therapy
Counselling and Therapy in Central and South West London. A qualified and experienced psychodynamic therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy for Teddington, Richmond, Oxford Circus and surrounding areas.
Website: www.janeflorshamtherapy.co.uk
Dolores Edwards-Hall
Counsellor based in Marlow, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults and children in Marlow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and surrounding areas.
Website: www.doloresedwards-counselling.com
Sue Hutchinson Counselling
Counsellor based in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, offering Counselling and Child Counselling for bereavement, depression, addiction and anxiety.
Website: www.shcounselling.co.uk
Relationship Therapy for Couples & Individuals
Couple Counselling and therapy in Islington, north London. Relationship therapy for individuals and couples within easy reach of the City as well as central and east London. Would you like to learn more about the choices you make in relationships? Awareness is the first step towards making changes in our life as well as in our relationships.
Website: www.ruthknightrelationshiptherapy.co.uk
Darlington Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Counsellor and psychotherapist based in Darlington and North Yorkshire offering Counselling and psychotherapy for Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and surrounding areas.
Website: www.kateloiseau-dcps.co.uk
Brighouse Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy in Brighouse, near Leeds. Practising counsellor/psychotherapist for surrounding areas of Yorkshire including Rochdale, Huddersfield and Halifax.
Website: www.brighousecounselling.co.uk
Chameleon Counselling MK
Therapist, based in Milton Keynes, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and Child Therapy for Relationships, Anger, Bereavement, Depression, Abuse, Addiction and Stress
Website: www.chameleoncounsellingmk.co.uk
Jan Marshall Counselling
Counsellor, based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, offering Counselling and Play Therapy for individuals of all ages
Website: www.janmarshallcounselling.co.uk
Counselling & Psychotherapy with Jan Kerr
Counsellor, based in Newport-on-Tay, near Dundee, offering Counselling to both individuals and couples for addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression and eating disorders
Website: www.jankerrcounselling.co.uk
Elisabeth Davies
Counsellor, based in Ealing, West London, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Couples Counselling & Teenage Counselling. Face-to-Face, by Telephone or Online
Website: www.elisabethdavies.co.uk
Dianne Barton Therapy -
Counsellor with a private practice in Ealing, West London. Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and Youth Counselling for Ealing, Acton, Chiswick, Hammersmith and surrounding areas.
Website: www.counsellingealing.co.uk
Integrity Counselling
ICounsellor, based in Farnborough and Guildford, with a Counselling and Psychotherapy practice covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire
Website: www.integritycounselling.co.uk
Philippa McInerney - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, based in Muswell Hill, North London, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to Individuals and Couples
Website: www.muswellhillcounselling.co.uk