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Counselling is a talking therapy which gives an individual the opportunity to question their thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Counselling can be particularly useful for a range of mental health difficulties. At HSR Psychology, counselling can be provided by our psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

Who is suitable for counselling?

Any child or young person up to the age of twenty-five may be suitable for counselling from HSR Psychology. 

Counselling can be suitable for all children and young people, but can be particularly useful for those who: 

Please speak to a team-member to discuss how counselling at HSR could benefit you or those around you.

What are the benefits of counselling?

Counselling with HSR Psychology has many benefits for the individual receiving it, including:

Following counselling we will provide recommendations for you to assist in supporting the individual at school, home and in their community. These recommendations will give you the ability to support the individual’s level of wellbeing.

What happens prior to counselling?

Counselling can be carried out after your initial discussion with us, please see our method below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during counselling?

During counselling, the individual will have the opportunity to discuss anything that is troubling them. During sessions, the individual may be asked questions about their relationships, their feelings, their thoughts and topics which have been discussed previously.The therapist will often encourage the individual to think about problems they want to solve and guide them to find their own solutions. The individual will usually be encouraged to try out their unique solutions and reflect on their effectiveness. Counselling with HSR Psychology can take place at home, in an education setting or in one of our clinics. We can provide counselling on a whole school basis, group basis and individual basis. 

What happens after counselling?

After counselling the child, teen or young person will usually have the ability to recognise how they are feeling and be able to use effective solutions for coping with different situations. Following counselling follow up sessions with HSR Psychology may be recommended, especially if a particularly triggering situation comes about or if there is another alternative underlying cause. 

Does counselling come with a report?

At HSR Psychology, we always recommend a report following counselling, which includes what took place, what the impact of our involvement was and recommendations going forward. A thorough HSR Psychology report is available after counselling highlighting aspects such as helpful strategies and specific triggers. Reasons for requesting counselling from HSR Psychology vary, and should you not require a written report then feedback can be provided verbally with a brief summary to support it.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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