Counselling Young People

younstersCounselling young people between the ages of 14-25 years old are going through a period of establishing themselves as individuals drawing on their previous experience and at the same time rejecting that experience to find out who they are. Of course this process carries on through adult life: but as a young person this is one of the most significant times of development and change.
Engaging with the counsellor at a regular time and place is a challenging experience for some before they have begun to explore their issues.
These can include – Living at home, leaving home, bereavement, sex and sexuality, depression and anxiety, peer pressure, relationships, separation, family, and many others.
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Mental Health Contacts for Counselling Young People
in Haringey

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

H Block, St Ann’s Hospital
St Ann’s Road
N15 3TH

Tel: 020 8442 6467
Fax: 020 8442 6116

Age range: 0 to 16 years (up to 18 years if in education)

CAMHS provides psychiatry, psychology, child psychotherapy, speech and language therapy and family therapy.

Service offers disabled access.

Referrals can only be made by health professionals, social services, education and voluntary sector.

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Haringey Young People’s Counselling Service (HYPCS)

10 Bruce Grove
Bruce Grove
N17 6RA

Contact Name: Steve Westcott and Sharon Akinkunmi
Telephone Number: 0208 493 1019
Fax Number: 020 8808 7845

We are a team of professional and qualified Counsellors working with young people living in Haringey.

Our service provides one to one therapy to young people living in Haringey who may be ‘at risk’ , vulnerable and in need.

We also offer personal development accredited group work on a range of topics relevant to young people.

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African Caribbean Leadership Council (ACLC) Counselling Service

9 Clarendon Road
London N8 0DJ

Tel: 020 8881 7121
Fax: 020 8881 7121

Services offered include short-term counselling and psychotherapy, family therapy and family mediation for African and African Caribbean people and their family and partners who may be of other ethnic backgrounds.

Referrals can be made via telephone or email. A referral form is available by request.

Interpreters are not provided by this service.

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Adolescent Outreach Service

9 Bruce Grove
N17 6RA

Tel: 020 8365 1375
Fax: 020 8365 1381

For young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems living in Haringey.

The team covers psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, family therapy and educational psychology sessions.

Referrals can be made by Education, Health or Social Services.

The service has disabled access and has contact with interpreters.

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Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Development Service

Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
8 Fitzjohns Avenue

Tel: 020 7794 8262
Fax: 020 7431 8320

Service for children and young people, and their families, who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity.

The service also sees children of parents with transsexualism or other gender identity problems.

The service has disabled access and interpreters can be arranged on request.

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Open Door Young People’s Consultation Service

12 Middle Lane
Crouch End
N8 8PL

Tel: 020 8348 5947
Fax 020 8341 1684

Website: (external link)

The Open Door service works with young people aged 13 to 24 years and parents of teenagers and young adults.

It offers a therapy service available to 13 and 14 year olds where parents are invited to attend some of the sessions.

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Portman Clinic

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
8 Fitzjohns Avenue

Tel: 020 7794 8262
Fax: 020 7447 3748


The Clinic provides an assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents, and their families, who have problems with criminality, delinquency, violence and/or sexually inappropriate behaviour.

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Pyramid Health and Social Care Association (service SPACE)

Chestnuts Community Centre
280 St Ann’s Road
N15 5BN

Tel: 020 8800 0227
Fax 020 8802 7028

SPACE provides a service which offers help to distressed families – including also one to one counselling if necessary.

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Speech and Language Therapists

c/o Operational Manager Speech and Language Therapy Services
G1, St Ann’s Hospital
St Ann’s Road, Tottenham
N15 3TH

Tel: 020 8442 6866
Fax: 020 8442 6311


There are speech and language therapists who will specialise in children’s mental health difficulties.

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Tavistock Clinic

Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
120 Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BA

Child and Family Department
Tel: 020 7447 3730
Fax: 020 7447 3733
Adolescent Department
Tel: 020 7447 3714
Fax 020 7447 3721

The Tavistock Clinic provides a range of services for children, adolescents and families experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties or distress.

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A useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about counselling.

Browse the Counselling directory website (external link)

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