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Young people’s consultation service (YPCS)


Adults, Young people

Available in:

Barnet, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham

We help people with

What we do

For young people who experience personal or emotional difficulties or dilemmas and would like to talk to somebody about them.

These difficulties may be in relationships with family, friends or partners, or you may have difficulties at school, college or work. You could experience them as low mood, anxiety, or in other ways.

Sometimes the feelings, thoughts and experiences that bother us most are those we can’t discuss with people close to us like friends or relatives.

Our service is available to different age groups depending on where you live:

  • Barnet – young people up to 25 years old
  • Camden – young people aged 16 to 30
  • Hammersmith and Fulham – young people aged 18 to 30

What to expect

We offer four free and confidential consultation sessions to young people.

During each session you can talk with one of our clinicians about painful emotions and thoughts. They may be ones that you haven’t felt able to open up about before, which can sometimes be upsetting. It can also bring a sense of relief and understanding, and can provide a way to move forward.

You have a one-to-one meeting with a young people’s consultation service (YPCS) clinician. We aim to help you get a clearer picture of your particular difficulty. Depending on what you want and which approach seems best, your clinician may discuss ways of getting further help.

Your clinician listens carefully and makes comments to help you understand your difficulties.

They don’t usually offer direct advice, but work with you to help you become more aware of the issues that cause your problems. This way you can find better ways to deal with them.

How to access this service

You can refer yourself to this service by contacting us