WHAT WE DO
So, What is Counselling? What Can I Talk About? You can talk to us about anything that is worrying you – … the list is endless. We all need support from time to time and counselling provides a safe, supportive and confidential space to explore and work through whatever is troubling you.
Our counsellors will listen carefully to what you say, without judging and will help you to work through problems and to develop in your own way to achieve your potential. We often find young people have been encouraged, (sometimes told) to get counselling because someone else thinks you need it, they may have suggested you talk about something specific like school or a particular family issue. We understand most young people have a good idea of what they want to talk about and it’s often different from others assume. We are interested in what you are thinking about and what feels important to you.
Remember – you can refer yourself to Headroom but if you would like a friend, parent or trusted adult to help you to contact us, simply call when you are with them.
Why not come and meet us for an intro’ session? It’s free and you don’t need to be referred by a GP or an adult. It’s natural to be a bit nervous when trying something new! Our friendly intro’ team understand that and will be very pleased to talk with you.
The Intro Session
Once you’ve contacted us will will get in touch quite quickly to offer you an introductory session which will typically last 50 minutes. It’s a chance to see if counselling is for you and to explore what is troubling you. At this session, you can decide if you want ongoing regular counselling or not, the choice is yours. We can tell you about how it works from our end and how we keep what’s shared confidential and protect your privacy. If you decide you want to continue, we’ll either offer you a weekly slot or add you to our waiting list and contact you as soon as a slot becomes available. Waiting times for a regular slot vary, usually between 2 – 6 weeks currently. Due to current restrictions most of our support is being delivered by phone and or video link, whatever works best for you.
“It’s being allowed to just talk to someone that doesn’t already know all about you – you’re allowed to say things you only think and get them out of your head at last” – A 17 years old
Things you can talk about
Stress, going back to school, friends, Covid 19 stuff, family, relationships, gender issues, social anxiety, Autism, depression, self harming, being bullied, losing someone or something dear… You can talk to us about anything that is worrying you – the list is endless. Whatever is troubling you, talking to us can really help!
” I just found out recently I am Autistic, I hated it and didn’t want to be, talking about what this means has helped me remember I’m still me, really, I’ve just got to help people around me understand me better” – R 13 years old
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Free 24/7 crisis messenger answered – Text YM to 85258
Freephone: 4 and 11pm 08088084994
24/7 crisis messenger – Text THEMIX to 85258
24/7 phone line (116 123) or email Jo.
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.
Words from those we've
had the priviledge of helping
You've made such a difference, you really listen and have given me fantastic support, and the strategies I'm using now really work for me
D, 14 years old
I finally understand why I get so angry all the time, I feel like they really get me and I haven't lost my temper in months
K, 17 year old
This support has really helped me sort my head out and think clearly about what's been going on and what I wanted, now I feel like I'm the mum I want to be to my little girl