ABOUT US

A little more about who we are

ABOUT US

Words from our founder, Sue Evans

We at Headroom believe in young people, and hope to demonstrate a way to see them clearly, to be able to look past the presenting behaviours without judgement, or condemnation, and see them instead through compassionate and understanding eyes. We aspire to be a resource like no other, that can demonstrate we really get what’s going on for that young person, and for that family, and that we can bring relief, hope and assurance to those that choose to engage with us. We help parents and young people to experience a lightbulb moment that tells them “ I think we can do this, with support like this - we can change!” We exist to facilitate change in the home, breaking deadlock and disharmony, resentments and hostility, and shine light into the corners where communication has faltered or ceased altogether and to break down barriers of helplessness and hopelessness. We enable parents and carers to believe again in the very best in their teenagers and focus on the amazing, exciting and gifted individuals that they are and celebrate all that’s wonderful about them. We believe it is the greatest privilege to be allowed to be part of these changes, to give young people their voice, to start to discover who they are and encourage them to be the best they can possibly be. Ultimately we exist to support young people to learn how to be proud, to be positive, to be happy with all that they are.

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MEET THE TEAM

Counsellors

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Steve Glaister

Specialist Youth Counsellor

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I have been working with young people for over 7 years having formerly managed a local mental health youth service. This has given me invaluable insight and understanding in how to engage and support young people with a wide range of issues, with a relaxed and accepting approach that helps build rapport and trust with young people.

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Petronella Antemia

Specialist Children and Young People's Counsellor

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I have specialist training in working with children and young people and as a former teacher, have a deep understanding of their growing needs and challenges. I use a wide range of creative and non verbal approaches to ensure my support is fully accessible to a wide range of children regardless of any special needs.

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Sue Evans

Specialist Parent Support and Anger Management Counsellor

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I have been delivering Anger Management Counselling consistently for 18 years and training professionals and volunteers how to deliver this specialised support. I have 12 years experience of running a team of counsellors, and additional training on working with families with complex needs.

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Emma Henry

Specialist Anger Management Counsellor

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I have specialist training in Anger management counselling with over over 8 years experience in supporting young people. I have a huge heart for both my young clients and my work and feel truly privileged to support them in conquering complex issues and challenges.

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Our Fabulous Trustees

Ivan Whitmee

Trustee

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I am a local resident of 12 years and am a huge advocate for equality and opportunity for all, in particular marginalised and vulnerable groups in our community. I bring my passion for this cause and my experience from my role at Rushmoor CAB to inform and support the work of Headroom.

Sue Hickey

Trustee

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I have volunteered in the local community for a range of causes, and have a background in financial administration. For 6 years I worked with a local young people's charity in this capacity so have a solid understanding of the challenges small charities face and am totally committed to supporting the growth of this new charity.

Simon Mahony

Trustee

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I have worked with this sector of our community for over 10 years as both volunteer and now as a qualified counsellor working with young people and adults with complex needs. My life's experiences have equipped me to fully appreciate the challenges faced by those we are supporting and to offer Headroom my expertise ensuring we deliver the best possible services for them

Becky Williams

Trustee

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I have lived in and served the young and vulnerable members of the community of Rushmoor for 18 years, including managing a local young people's charity with a similar vision to Headroom. I'm delighted to bring both my passion and experience to continue driving up standards of compassionate care and support to those who need it the most

GET SUPPORT

If you’re reading this page, you may
already be thinking about getting help.

If you want support and it’s not an emergency, pick up the phone to Headroom and call dial 07464 507974 to request free 1-2-1 counselling support available free if you are 11-25 and live in Rushmoor Hart or the Farnham area.

You can click on the link here to write to us, ask us questions and request some help info@headroomcharity.co.uk

You don’t need an adult or health professional to refer you to Headroom but if you would like a friend or parent to help you to contact us, call when you are with them. If you would prefer us to call you, just email with your contact details.

If things are feeling really difficult for you and it is urgent so you need immediate support see information below for 24 hour services and guidance.

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Crisis Support

Young Minds

Free 24/7 crisis messenger answered – Text YM to 85258

The Mix

Freephone: 4 and 11pm 08088084994
24/7 crisis messenger – Text THEMIX to 85258

Samaritans

24/7 phone line (116 123) or email Jo.

Childline

One-to-one online chat with a counsellor, visit the Childline website.

Papyrus (Suicidal thoughts)

Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or visit their website to see loads of resources and things to try.

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Helpline: 5pm – 12am 0800585858
Webchat available 5pm – midnight.
Visit their website

TESTMIONIALS

Words from those we've
had the priviledge of helping