My Time for children and young people aged 12 – 18

We know you face lots of challenges, at home, at school and with friends. You may feel you are lacking in confidence or suffer low self-esteem.  These challenges may cause you to feel angry or upset or to feel alone or isolated.  You may find this affects your sleep or that you feel bad about yourself or maybe even think about hurting yourself.

Talking to friends and family about how you feel can help, but sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone who doesn’t know you or your family.

We offer a safe place to talk about your feelings.  You will be allocated a counsellor who you will see weekly. How long you come will be decided between you and your counsellor at the beginning. Your counsellor will listen to what you have to say without judging you. They will try to understand and help you to help yourself.

Anything you tell us is kept confidential. This means your counsellor will not tell anyone else what you say, including your parents or school. They only time they need to talk to another adult is if they are concerned about your safety or someone else’s. Your counsellor will explore what confidentiality means to you at your first session.

You can contact us yourself  or your parent or carer can do this for you. If you are under 14 an adult must bring you, and wait for you whilst you see your counsellor.

 

My Time for children aged 5 – 11

My Time is a place you can come to when you are feeling angry or upset. This may be to do with school, your friends or with an adult. We are here to help you make sense of the muddles in your head.

We offer you the chance to talk to someone about anything that is on your mind or that is worrying you. You may be feeling angry, sad, lonely or just really confused.

You will have one counsellor, who you will see each week. They will help you to understand how you are feeling.  The room is full of paint, pens, toys and other art stuff.  This means that you don’t have to talk, you could tell your story in a variety of ways.

My Time is confidential. This means that your counsellor will not tell anyone else what you say, including your parents or school. The only time they need to talk to another adult is if they’re concerned about your safety, or someone else’s. Your counsellor will explore what confidentiality means to you at your first session.

If you think talking to one of our counsellors would help you can ask your parent, carer, social worker or any other adult to contact us. If you are under 14 an adult must bring you, and wait for you whilst you see your counsellor.

 

 

‘My Time’ Young People’s Counselling

My Time is a counselling service, funded by BBC Children in Need, for children and young people aged 5 to 18. Counsellors will see young people for individual sessions either after school or on Saturday mornings. My Time also works with schools and can run groups for young people on issues that are affecting them such as friendships, bullying, loss and change. For information on how to refer a child or young person please see below.

If you are a child or young person and you would like more information you can visit the pages for children or for young people.

How to refer a child 

If you would like to refer a child to My Time or you are a young person and you would like to refer yourself then you can complete the referral form.

If you prefer you could contact Pauline, the Counselling Co-ordinator, on 020 8373 6245 or 07944 855297 or email pauline.walker@epandc.org.uk

My Time operates after school from Community House, 311 Fore Street, N9 0PZ.