‘My Time’ Counselling Service

Every Parent and Child (EPC) has been awarded funding from BBC Children in Need to provide Play Therapy/Counselling to support the mental health and wellbeing of children/young people, with and without special educational needs/disabilities.

We are now recruiting for volunteer counsellors with a child/adolescent qualification/those suitably qualified, or trainee counsellors looking for placement hours.  For further details, please visit  https://epandc.org.uk/placements-for-counsellors/

The Service is for those children/young people living in or at school in Enfield, Waltham Forest and Haringey (the majority of children/young people will be from Enfield).

The ‘My Time’ counselling service will support children and young people aged 5-18 years.

Counsellors will see children/young people for individual counselling sessions at school time and/ in the evening, Monday to Friday.  Evening sessions will be held at our office at Community House, Edmonton, N9 0PZ in agreement with parents/carers of the child/young person and will be dependent on the availability of our counsellors.

The service also employs a part-time School Drop-in and Family Support Therapist to work with identified secondary schools running groups for young people on issues that are affecting them, such as friendships, bullying, as well as providing a drop-in service, where young people can talk through any issues they may have on a one to one basis.

Parents of referred children/young people will also be able to obtain family support/advice to promote wellbeing.

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 on our website.

How to refer a child 

If you would like to refer a child or a young person to the My Time Counselling Service, you can complete the referral form.

If you prefer, you could contact Pauline Walker, the My Time Counselling Service Manager, on 07944 855297 /  020 8373 6243 or email pauline.walker@epandc.org.uk