Teens in Crisis

Teens in Crisis

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Teens in Crisis

The work of Teens in Crisis has become recognized for providing effective support through counselling, support and advice to vulnerable children and young people aged between 9 and 21, their families and carers, since 1994. Our Free Access Counselling Service helps more than 500 people a year in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Newent, The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. Some of the issues that are worked through include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, family breakdown, relationship breakdown, bereavement, bullying, self-harm, anger, sexuality, poor self esteem, depression, and anxiety and obsessive disorders including drug and alcohol abuse. Children and young people who are struggling with emotional difficulties often become disruptive and find it difficult to concentrate at school, and their academic achievement may be badly affected. Those who receive support, care and advice are enabled to resolve, overcome or find a way through their problems and difficulties. Many are able to continue in their studies and achieve well at school, relationships with peers and families improve and social isolation is reduced. This helps prevent antisocial behaviour and criminal activity and is of general benefit to the community as a whole.

Counselling and mediation are offered free at the point of need, and because we do not limit the number of sessions we are able to build up relationships of trust with young people in order to work through issues with them. We have developed a network of qualified counsellors who live in different areas of Gloucestershire, alongside a network of meeting places. This enables us to deliver counselling close to the young person’s home or school, thus giving them independent access to our service. Clients are referred to Teens in Crisis via Connexions, schools, social services, health service providers and other professional organisations, and many young people and their families contact us directly. The continued confidence in our service, feedback received through comment sheets provided to our clients and regular supervision of counsellors’ casework all suggest that we are having a positive effect.

Founded 1994

  • Domestic Violence Support Groups - DOVES

    Our Domestic Violence Support Group (DOVES) - a six week course - has an intake of about 1... More
  • Free Access Counselling Service

    Counselling Sessions, free at the point of need, close to the young persons school or home... More