Base 25 - Supporting Young People in Shaping their lives


Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.  

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems (NHS 2016).  

The counselling service delivered from Base 25 is free to Wolverhampton residents and referrals can be made using the referral form below.  Base 25 has an environmental policy and would request that referrals be made electronically to prevent the need to print.  Base 25 can offer a school counselling service, private counselling (young people/adults) and counselling for out of area, but there is a cost for this service.  

Overall Aim

To improve the emotional well being of young people aged 11-25 years in Wolverhampton.

Specific Aims

  • To increase self esteem
  • To increase self-confidence and emotional resilience
  • To improve young people’s ability to make effective choices and decisions
  • To increase self awareness and sense of identity
  • To develop coping strategies and mechanisms

Areas of Activity

  • Offer 1-1 sessions
  • Support young people using evidence based theories   (PC/CBT/TA/ psychodynamic)
  • Opportunities to reflect on decision making
  • Provide opportunities for young people to reflect and evaluate their strategies
  •  and coping mechanisms 

What has been said about the project?

“I can see things more clearly now having had the opportunity to talk things through” Young Person

 “I was feeling stuck and anxious about the future, I now feel stronger and able to make my own decisions” Young Person

Base 25 is a BACP registered organisation

Counselling delivery model.docx


counselling Leaflet 1.pdf

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