WANT TO TALK?
Sometimes it’s really difficult to talk to parents, friends or teachers about the stuff that makes us worried, upset, scared or angry. We might feel we don’t want to worry them, however this can leave us feeling very alone.
At Safe Space you will be able to talk to someone in a different way with someone who will listen to you very carefully, who will not judge you or tell you what to do. Dealing on your own with experiences of abuse is really tough.
Counselling is about helping you work things out for yourself, making decisions and choices and helping you to look at things differently and understand yourself a bit better.
KIND OF ISSUES YOU MAY BE FACING
- Parental Separation
- Chaotic Family Life
- Parental Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Living in care
- Issues of Identity
- Abuse in Family
- Struggling at Home
- Young Carer
HOW WILL I KNOW IF COUNSELLING IS RIGHT FOR ME?
You will be offered a first appointment to find out more, ask questions and just see how being at Safe Space feels.
Counselling is completely voluntary – you have the choice to come or not, so whatever you decide will be okay. The counsellor can give you more information about other support that might feel better for you, both at Safe Space and in other places.
MY PROBLEMS AND WORRIES ARE PRIVATE, WILL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW WHAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT?
No, what you talk about is confidential. That means it’s between you and your counsellor. It’s your time and your space to be with someone, who is there for you and will listen to what you need and want.
There are exceptions to this, for example if you or someone else is at risk of serious harm. The counsellor would talk to you about this before making any decisions which would affect you.
A counsellor also presents their work to a counselling supervisor regularly which helps to check that they are working well with you, but no details are used which might identify you.
WILL ANYTHING BE WRITTEN ABOUT ME?
Keeping information about people safely and confidentially is very important to the service. The counsellor will make some notes about what is talked about in the session. These are kept locked securely and you have the right to see them if you want.
After you have finished counselling you will be asked to fill in an evaluation form. This form is anonymous, unless you choose to put your name on it. Your feedback is really important to us; your input lets us know how well we are helping the young people that we see and how we can keep improving the service.
If you would like to speak to someone or would like more information please contact us