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iRelate: counselling for children and young people

Children counselling, Young people Counselling, Teen Counselling

iRelate is Relate West Surrey’s service that offers confidential counselling for children and young people aged 10-18. 

For a teen, life can be difficult and hard to manage: feel sad, scared, hopeless or angry? You are not alone and it is okay to ask for help and support.

The most common difficulties:
  • Problems with relationships at home and school
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression, anxiety, anger
  • Feeling isolated and lonely
  • Identity issues to do with gender, ethnicity or sexuality
  • Bullying
How iRelate Young People Counselling can help. 

iRelate counselling is a confidential space where young people can explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences over a period of time with the support of a counsellor. It will not only help them to face current issues, but it can also help build an internal toolbox of awareness, understanding and strategies to support their future mental health, psychological health and emotional well-being.

  • Highly accessible. We respond to your needs promptly.
  • Friendly and non-judgmental. So they can speak openly.
  • Highly experienced. Our counsellors are fully qualified with years of experience in working with young people.
  • Personalized. We design what works best for each person.
  • Completely confidential. Unless their safety is at risk.

We’ve already helped thousands of young ones, read Corey’s story here. 

How does it work?

Contact us to make an appointment for an initial consultation which will last for up to 45 minutes. The counsellor will then recommend regular follow-up sessions. Each session will last up to 45 minutes.

How quickly can I see someone?

We understand the urgency of such a situation, so we endeavor to accommodate your initial appointment within 2-4 weeks. If you need help sooner, please get in touch, we will be able to arrange for an initial assessment.

How can iRelate help?

With the support of a counsellor, you can be helped to explore your thoughts, feelings & to help you face current issues & teach you how to build an internal toolbox of awareness, understanding & coping strategies to support future well being.

Who can refer to us?

Young people over 16 can refer themselves. For the ones under 16, parents, guardians or carers can refer them to us. No GP referral’s needed.

Where do you offer iRelate young people counselling services?

Currently available in Guildford, Stanwell, Walton and Woking.

Having financial difficulties? 

Relate West Surrey is a charity, bursary is available to those who are eligible. Please contact us to find out your eligibility.

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    Here are a list of useful resources for parents and the young ones:

    Kidscape Helps to stop bullying

    Mermaids: Support for children and teenagers with gender identity issues

    National Association for Youth Justice: Human rights for young people

    Queer Youth Network: Learn about issues LGBT young people face