Charity information


A counselling and therapeutic support charity which provides 1:1 and group work support to children and young people who are experiencing challenging times.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    YCT is a charity that is passionate about providing therapeutic support aimed at enhancing the emotional health and well-being of children and young people. We offer a range of services including one-to-one counselling, issue focused groups and projects, drama and art therapy, sessions in the natural environment and more. We also help other professionals and organisations to work the best and most effectively they can.

    The difference we make to those who access our support is significant. We see happier and healthier children and young people who have better relationships with more self- worth. They have improved behaviour, performance and engagement at school/college, less anger, self-harm and disorders significantly decrease and they are in a much better place to realise their potential.

    At YCT we are always looking at new ways to enable them to access the support they deserve, and what works for different individuals. You can help us by the support you give us through The Big Give to reach more children and young people - as helping to resolve issues today will make for a happier, resilient and positive person tomorrow.

    YCT House is in the West Essex town of Harlow, however we currently deliver services across Essex, Herts and North London with a view to grow our area. We work within schools and the community with 5 to 25 year olds, firmly believing that with early intervention we can stop these issues progressing to more severe outcomes and/or mental

  • Aims

    YCT aims to:

    • To improve the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people, enabling them to be happier, healthier, more productive and able to realise their potential.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 298984

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 38

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01279 414090

    Address: YCT House CM20 3GA

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