What is Specialist Counselling?

“The day the child realises that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” – Alden Nowlan. 

The Windfall Centre’s specialist counselling service is available to adolescents and young people aged under 25.  Many find their teenage and early adulthood to be an especially challenging and confusing time and young people may struggle with issues and circumstances they are encountering or have encountered in the past.  These issues can impact on their own emotional health and well-being, as well as on those who care for them.

The counselling service at the Windfall Centre is person-centred, trauma and attachment informed and draws on current research into brain development, particularly during adolescence.  The counsellor, who has specific training and experience in counselling children and young people, uses a range of skills, strategies and resources to meet each individual need, so each young person will receive a unique and tailored experience. 

Counselling at the Windfall Centre offers a safe space in which children and young people are enabled to express themselves, and explore, and make sense of their experiences, without being judged or told what to do.  Counselling is confidential unless the counsellor has specific concerns about the safety of the child or young person, in this case a decision will be made about any safeguarding action that may need to take place.

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