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At Step 2 we have a team of fully qualified and experienced counsellors who are all members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).Contact Step 2

We offer a service to young people in community settings, through funding provided by Children in Need, and schools who can buy in a counselling service.

Our Counselling service is free to young people aged between 11 and 18 years. Sessions are held in the evenings between 3pm and 8pm and take place at a number of settings including Sunnybank Medical Centre in Wyke and our Step 2 premises in Tong Street. It is a confidential service and we work within the guidelines of the BACP ethical framework. We take referrals from young people directly, parents and any agencies that are involved in working with young people, for example GP surgeries, youth and community workers, social workers and school nurses.

Counselling servicesThe service is client led and rooted in a Person Centred Approach. A private, confidential, therapeutic space with a designated counsellor is offered to young people who feel they would like some support in managing their experiences and their feelings. This may be in connection with events in the past or current difficulties they are experiencing. Through developing a relationship with the counsellor, people are able to explore issues that are troubling them, make sense of their experiences and find ways to accommodate difficult feelings resulting in life feeling less stressful. Young people are offered six sessions initially but may continue if they feel they need to do so. We can also offer family therapy sessions, at the request of a young person accessing counselling.