What do young people say about counselling at the YPC?


What can counselling help you with?

  • Seeing your life and problems more clearly
  • Working out your own solutions
  • Making decisions
  • Understanding yourself better
  • Developing your strengths
  • Finding different ways to cope
  • Increasing your self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Discovering purpose / direction

Who are we?

Our qualified counsellors are from all walks of life and are experienced in working with young people. They won’t ever tell you what to do or judge you. They’ll help you talk through any decisions, changes or actions you might want to make in your life and to help you find your own strengths and solutions.

Bottling stuff up?

The Young People’s Centre (YPC) is a safe, private space where you can talk about anything: nothing is too large or too small.

Feelings like anger, fear, embarrassment, shame, anxiety, guilt, loss or sadness can strengthen and become overwhelming if they are not spoken about. Often, talking things through with someone who isn’t a friend, partner or family member can make your feelings easier to understand and cope with.

Is it safe?

In your initial chat we will ask you a few personal details for our records, but these won’t be passed on to anyone without your consent.

We won’t tell anyone what you’ve said, but if you or someone else is at risk of serious harm, we may need to involve others to make sure you get the support you need.

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Free online counselling – East Sussex

If you can’t make it to the YPC, or don’t like the idea of talking face to face, why not try the online counselling service, E-motion? We set up the Brighton service (in partnership) and now deliver this service in East Sussex – we can put you in touch with your own online counsellor who will support you via email.

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What happens next?

If you’re aged 11-25 and living in or around Brighton and Hove, you can access low cost counselling sessions at the Young People’s Centre.
If you’re aged 13-19 and live in East Sussex you can access free online counselling.

Call us to arrange an initial chat for face to face counselling: 01273 711633 or text 07876 865950

You can also email us at


Our services are featured on the Counselling Directory which can be found here.