Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy Service provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions that are designed to help you address those issues that are impacting on your mental health and emotional well-being.

Individual Therapy

1:1 Therapy for 11-25-year-olds

Talking to a trained person on your own, therapists are people who really listen. You can share your problems with our therapists and they will help you make sense of what’s going on. They will also give you the time and space to express what it really feels like.

Seedlings

Therapeutic services in Liverpool’s primary schools

Delivered in Partnership with PSS and based in 120 schools, the Seedlings team works with primary school children to explore and process feelings that are troubling them and develop confidence in expressing themselves. To refer into our Seedlings primary school service please speak to your school SENCO.

Talent Match Programme

Personalised pathways to education and employment

The Talent Match programme is aimed at 16-25-year-olds who have not been in employment, education or training for over 12 months. This could include those who have been on the work programme, lone parents, people on ESA and those on other benefits or outside the benefit system. Talent Match works closely with individuals providing intensive support to help them gain sustainable employment.

Systemic Family Practice

Explore difficulties as a family

Systemic Family Practice (SFP) is a way of talking together that supports family members to explore difficult thoughts and feelings safely; to understand each other’s experiences and views and be more able to help each other. We do not take sides or blame, but support you to find your own solutions, while respecting a family’s culture, family member’s ages, needs and preferences.

Parental Support

Managing children’s behaviour

Incredible Years (IY)

This Parenting Programme focuses on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s experiences, to promote their social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems. The programme is for any parent or carer of a child aged between 2 and 8 years old in Liverpool who want to learn new ways to manage their child’s behaviour.

Nurturing Programme

Nurturing Programme helps you deal with behavioural challenges so that you can get the best from family life. It is designed to explore lots of different topics aimed at helping you understand why children behave as they do, recognising the feelings behind the behaviours, exploring different approaches to discipline, and the importance of looking after yourself. The programme is aimed at parents with a child or children aged between 4-12 years.

Group Work Programmes

Issue-based programmes to explore alternative behaviours

Groups currently on hold, please check back for further updates.

Anger Awareness

Angry feelings are a natural reaction when things go wrong, life feels unfair or people upset or hurt us. Children and young people show these feelings in different ways. YPAS provides group work programmes designed to help you make sense of your anger, identify the reasons beneath it, look at your anger triggers, patterns and feelings and help you explore alternative ways of behaviour.

Self Injury

The group aims to bring young people together to share and explore their self-injury in a safe, supportive environment. It also aims to enable you to gain a greater understanding of your self-injury and through exploration and support. The hope is to help you to increase your coping strategies and find safe alternatives.

Domestic Abuse Therapy Service

Referred directly from the early help hub

The Domestic Abuse Therapy service provides therapy to children and young people who have been affected by the impact of domestic abuse in the family home. Children and young people who use the service are referred directly from the early help hub and have completed an Early Help Assessment Tool (EHAT) with their carers.

Youth Justice Therapy Service

Referred directly from the Liaison Diversion Team Mersey Care

The Youth Justice Therapy Service provides therapeutic support to young people who are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Referrals are directly made into YPAS via the Liaison Diversion Team Mersey Care.

Equal Access In Mind

Targeted access to psychological services

Equal Access In Mind aims to tackle rising mental health need amongst young women aged 16 – 25 by increasing access to high quality, gender-informed, young person-centred services in local communities. The service offers targeted access to psychological services.

Virtual School Therapy Service

Therapy for children and young people looked after by the local authority

The Virtual School Therapy Service provides therapy to children and young people looked after by the local authority to support their continued engagement in education. Referrals come to our service directly from the Virtual School Headteacher and delivery is facilitated in education environments.