HYCS (Hounslow Youth Counselling Service)
HYCS offers a free, 1-2-1 counselling service just for young people. Our service is confidential and anyone aged 11-25 who lives, works or studies in the Borough of Hounslow can self-refer to our free service.
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 with a trained counsellor. We are here to listen with acceptance, empathy and without judgement. Sometimes emotions and problems can feel really overwhelming and it may feel difficult to cope – you may not be sure what to do. Reaching out to someone may feel hard but it can make a difference. You can talk to us about anything, big or small – talking to us can really help!
If you’re reading this page, you may already be thinking about getting help. So if you want support, just pick up the phone to HYCS to request an intro' session - its free and you can self refer to us. Just call on 020 8568 1818!
Where we offer our service - we want to make our service as accessible as possible for young people, so we offer counselling at a variety of locations including our main centre, local secondary schools, youth offending services and leaving care services:
Our specialist Schools’ Counselling team are based at many local secondary schools - contact us to find out if we are at your school or check our website. You can refer yourselves in to the service in school directly or can ask a trusted member of the school's staff to help put you in touch with us.
Youth Offending Services - YOS and FYOI Prison
If you are at YOS or at FYOI you can refer yourself in to HYCS either via your YOS officer or by contacting HYCS directly.
Care Leavers' Service
f you are a young person leaving care, just speak to your PA who can help to put you in touch with the dedicated HYCS counsellor for Care Leavers or you can contact HYCS directly.
- Who needs to make the referral?
- Any young person aged 11-25 who lives, works or studies in Hounslow Borough can self refer to our free 1-2-1 counselling service - just pick up the phone or email us.
- Age Range
11-25 year olds
- Additional Information
HYCS offers a BACP-accredited counselling service - all of our counsellors are carefully selected, DBS checked, professionally trained and clinically supervised.
Our service is confidential and we work within BACP guidelines to maintain appropriate confidentiality in the best interests of our clients.
HYCS is an organisational member of both Youth Access and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). With more than 30 years’ experience in working with young people, HYCS has a trusted team of professional counsellors who have received specialist counselling training.
In addition to their professional training qualifications, all HYCS counsellors have been through HYCS’ rigorous recruitment and training programme which includes 45 hours of specialist training in working with young people.
When is it on
- Session Information
HYCS offers counselling appointments both during the day and in the evenings. Counselling sessions are by appointment only and at your intro' session you can let us know what times are best for you so that we can allocate a regular slot at a time that is convenient.
Mondays, 3pm - 9pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am to 9pm
Fridays, 2pm to 5pm
Where to go
- Name of venue
- HYCS (Hounslow Youth Counselling Service)
- Venue address
78-80 St. Johns Road
- TW7 6RU
Who to contact
The role of this directory is to provide information. It is your personal responsibility to make sure that organisations are appropriate and safe for you, your child or young person before they attend. Please read our guide to staying safe - things to consider