My Time for children aged 5 – 11

Every Parent and Child (EPC) has been awarded three year funding by BBC Children in Need to provide the My Time Counselling Service.

The Service supports children and young people (5–11 years old), at risk of mental health issues, such as low self-esteem and confidence levels, anxiety, difficulties verbalising and regulating their emotions.  The Service will support those children living in or at school in Enfield, Waltham Forest and Haringey (The majority of children will be from Enfield).

My Time is a counselling service providing a private space where you can talk 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.  You will have use of paints, pens, toys, which means that you don’t have to talk, you could tell your story in a variety of ways.

My Time is confidential service. 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.  Sessions will take place at school during school time, or after school from our office at Community House, 311 Fore Street, N9 0PZ.

If you live in Haringey or Waltham Forest, you may be offered the counselling session using video such as Zoom.

To arrange a meeting or to have a conversation to find out whether this service is right for you, please contact Pauline Walker, the My Time Counselling Service Manager, on 07944 855297 / 020 8373 6243 or email