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About Us

Our vision is that young people are able to access free professional mental health support as soon as it is needed. We provide open-ended support based on individual needs so that young people are able to achieve real, long-lasting, positive life changes in their future. At WYC we try hard to provide a friendly, respectful, confidential service, influenced by the young people we work with every day.

Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC) has been providing free counselling and therapy to young people in Winchester for 20 years. Our attractive new office and counselling rooms are based in central Winchester, and we also work from a number of the district’s secondary schools, as well as providing therapies in the beautiful Winchester countryside.

WYC is a registered charity and we are always interested in hearing from funders, individuals, and local businesses that may wish to work with, or support us. We are also always actively looking for volunteers of all ages, including volunteer counsellors and specialist services. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Winchester Youth Counselling is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our free confidential counselling service uses professionally trained staff in an open atmosphere of trust and honesty. We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment in which young people are valued and supported.

We offer short-term or longer-term counselling, advice and support to young people aged 11- 25 who live in the district of Winchester. Please see ‘What we offer’ to find out more about counselling and the other free services we offer. We also provide help and advice to parents, carers, relatives and professionals.

We believe that everyone should be treated equally, regardless of their religion, beliefs, age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. You can expect to be treated with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times by our staff & volunteers.

About Us

Our vision is that young people are able to access free professional mental health support as soon as it is needed. Now more than ever young people are in need of someone to turn to at a time when everything else may seem so uncertain. We provide open-ended support based on individual needs so that young people are able to achieve real, long-lasting, positive life changes in their future. At WYC we try hard to provide a friendly, respectful, confidential service, influenced by the young people we work with every day.

Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC) has been providing free counselling and therapy to young people in Winchester for 20 years. Anyone between the ages of 11-25 are eligible to receive free support from us. We provide a range of services to young people in Winchester as well as support for parents and carers. Our attractive new office and counselling rooms are based in central Winchester, and we also work from a number of the district’s secondary schools, as well as providing therapies in the beautiful Winchester countryside.

WYC is a registered charity and we are always interested in hearing from funders, individuals, and local businesses that may wish to work with, or support us. We are also always actively looking for volunteers of all ages, including volunteer counsellors and specialist services. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Our Trustees

Find out more about our fantastic Board of Trustees and the wide range of experience, expertise and knowledge they bring to the table.

Contact Us

How to get in touch if you would like our help or if would like to know more about our organisation.

News

Discover all the latest WYC news and find out more about our fundraising events.

BeWYSe

A collective of Winchester’s Youth Services that provides essential support and guidance to the under 25’s.

“With the support of WYC we as a family have hope for the very first time. WYC has meant the world to us as a family. To have a service like this available is quite frankly saving children’s lives. Thank you.”

“These sessions have truly changed my life – I have seen many positive changes in my relationships with friends and family. I am so grateful that this service is here. It is invaluable”

“Counselling has improved my mental health and made me a happier person.”

“I would highly recommend this service to anyone, it has changed the way I think about myself completely.”

Our committed counsellors will look out for your best interests and help to give you a better understanding of issues such as relationships, sexuality, stress, anxiety and much more