Brook offers a free and confidential service for young people 19 and under working within Brook policies and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.
.. Is designed to help you help yourself. Your counsellor will respect you, listen to you, won’t force opinions on you, judge you, or tell you what to do. The aim is to help you explore your problems, achieve a greater understanding of yourself and your personal resources so that you may find your own answers, helping you to become more in charge of your life and make positive, healthy choices.
Who can counselling help?
Perhaps you are feeling:
- Worried or confused
- Bad about yourself
- Upset or undecided about something
- Suicidal or you want to hurt yourself
- Concerned about a pregnancy
- Maybe you just want to make changes to your life?
Counselling can help you identify the root cause of the problem and then we can work out ways to help you resolve your issue(s). Our therapists can use a variety of counselling approaches to help you work through your problems or distress, such as Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy, Art therapy. Everybody is different so Brook counsellors have many ways of working with lots of different young people to help you become the best of who you are – to realise your potential and create the life you want to live!
What happens in counselling?
Each session with your counsellor will last up to 50 minutes and you can talk about anything you like. You will be offered up to 12 sessions of counselling but this can be extended if necessary.
Whoever you are, whatever the situation or problem, it can help to talk things over, in confidence, with an understanding person who will take the time to listen to you.
You can make an appointment by dropping in to the clinic and speaking to one of the Advisers or by phoning 0161 237 3001. Calls/messages are confidential one of our receptionist will call you back.