Hampshire Youth Access: Children and Young People's Counselling 5-17 Years


Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) is a network of 10 Hampshire community organisations delivering face to face counselling and information support to children and young people across the county. HYA is co-ordinated by No Limits, and details about the other agencies can be found on the HYA website. All agencies provide counselling under the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy) Ethical Framework for 11-17 year olds, and No Limits provide the whole of Hampshire counselling service for 5-10 year olds.

Referrals for all ages can be made via the HYA web-site. To make a telephone enquiry, please call between office hours 9.00-17.00 - Monday to Friday.

About No Limits

No Limits provides a range of youth services principally from its base in Southampton. Their work focuses on general youth engagement, health and wellbeing support including counselling, and welfare and advice services.

Their core service offers advice and support throug their drop-in Advice Centre in Southampton High Street, a friendly, accessible space open for over 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Young people can drop in for a chat and cup of tea without appointment. This flexibility, combined with the non-judgemental, young person-centred approach of the youth workers, mean that many of the barriers to seeking help often faced by vulnerable young people are removed. The youth workers are trusted by the young people ‚ often the only professionals that are seen to be on their side. From the drop-in, young people can be referred on to our specialist services including housing and homelessness; substance misuse; vulnerable groups (young carers, care leavers, young offenders, child sexual exploitation); young parents; counselling; therapeutic groups (anger management, anxiety, bereavement).

The Youth Information Advice Counselling and Support service model (YIACs) on which No Limits is based is a nationally proven early intervention model, with a substantial and long-standing evidence base for its effectiveness. Many government and independent reports over the past 30 years have highlighted the effectiveness of holistic under one roof models of service for young people. Young people are offered support on a range of issues in a young person-centred environment. As a YIAC, No Limits meets young people where they are‚ and brings together youth information, advice on social welfare, emotional health and wellbeing, and counselling services with a range of positive activities and the support of statutory partners.

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User Cost/Charge Information
There is no charge to access this service. Some agencies may ask for a donation towards counselling sessions, and this is entirely voluntary.

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No Limits

02382 147 755



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