The counselling service
One-to-one support service
How can counselling help me?
- Counselling at the Junction aims to provide a safe, friendly environment were you can talk about difficulties that you may be experiencing and find ways to help you move forward.
- You will be treated as a unique individual, everyone is different.
- This is your space to talk about what’s going on in your life and what might be troubling you such as problems with friends and family.
- It’s an opportunity to meet with someone who is not involved in other areas of your life and whose job it is to listen to you without judging you.
- It is a chance to talk to an independent person who can help you to make sense of stuff in your life and maybe learn more about yourself, as well as developing healthy ways of coping with every day life.
The counsellor will pay attention to things that matter to you, and how you see your life. You can talk about whatever is going on in your life, including the things that worry you, confuse you or might make you angry, sad or helpless. It might be about your past, what is happening now or worries about the future.
Counselling is confidential. The counsellor will not give your name, details or information about you to anyone without your permission. They will not discuss what you tell them unless you ask them to. If the counsellor had reason to believe that you or someone you talked about was in danger they might want to tell someone, if this happened they would explain to you what they plan to do and why. Counselling takes place at a prearranged time, in a private room without interruptions. Effort will be made to offer you appointments at a time suitable to you. Counselling is based on honesty, respect, commitment and trust. The counsellor will be:
- Qualified (trained to a high professional standard in counselling or completing a course of training)
- Experienced (they have counselled many other people about many different issues)
- Supervised (the counsellor's work is overseen by a “senior” counsellor to ensure they work in a helpful, effective way.)
It’s for people between the ages of 12-21 in Leith and North East Edinburgh - and it’s free of charge.
Using the one-to-one support service means:
Your first appointment is a chance to discuss how counselling might help you and ask any questions you have. You can choose whether you want to continue or not. Counselling usually takes place weekly and appointments last up to 1 hr. The counsellor can offer you a max of 20 sessions. To request an appointment email us, ring us or text us.
Tel: 0131 553 0570
Text: 07758 348 850
How does the one-to-one support service work?
- YOU CAN get free weekly One-to-One support that is friendly and confidential.
- YOU CAN explore all your options in terms of your health and well being.
- YOU CAN think about how your life is now and how you want it to be in the future.
- YOU CAN look at any barriers that stop you moving forward; and at all the support & resources available to help you overcome them.
I'm interested in learning more, what do I do now?
- The first One-To-One Support session takes place at The Junction and gives you a chance to discuss how support work might be useful; and to ask any questions you have.
- It gives you the opportunity to work out what areas of your life you would most like support in; and then you can choose whether you want to use the service or not.
- Throughout all sessions you will be treated as a unique individual and because everyone is different we will tailor your One-To-One Support specifically to suit you.
- For some young people this might involve work on building their confidence, becoming more assertive or finding ways to de-stress. For others it might be more about getting some help to access support with issues like health, housing, education or employment.
- Sessions takes place at a prearranged time, and efforts will be made to offer you times that suit you; they usually take place weekly. This free service is for people between the ages of 12-21 in Leith and North East Edinburgh.
- The One-To One Support is confidential. We will not give your name, details or information to anyone without your permission; or discuss what you tell us unless you ask us to. If staff have reason to believe that you or someone you have talked about is in danger, they might need to tell someone, if this happened they would explain to you what they planned to do and why.
For more information or to request an appointment you can email, ring or text us. Remember to tell us itís the One-To-One Support Service you are interested in:
Tel: 0131 553 0570
Text: 07758 348 850