Torfaen Young People's Counselling Service

Counselling is for anybody who wants to talk to somebody else about a situation in their lives they are not happy about. There are many reasons for having counselling such as:

  • You may feel upset or confused about something
  • You may feel things are getting you down.
  • You may have unwanted thoughts or memories.
  • You may need to make an important decision about something at school or at home.
  • You may want to change your behaviour.
  • You may have problems with a relationship – perhaps parents, teacher, friends girlfriend/boyfriend.
  • You are having difficulty sleeping or concentrating on your work.

The Torfaen Young People’s Counselling Service offers a counselling service for school aged pupils. 

The Primary Service

Young People from ages 7 to 11 can be referred to the Primary Service, and written parental consent is required before counselling can begin. Referrals can be arranged through the school or by contacting Oliver Wilford, the Primary Coordinator. Oliver can also answer any questions you may have about the Primary Service.  Contact

The Secondary Service

For young people at secondary school, the School Counselling Service is available two days a week in each school. Young People can self refer, be referred by a member of staff, parents or by any adult who is concerned about them. Anyone referring to the secondary service must make sure that they have the consent of young person.

The Service also offers an Out of Schools Service for 11 to 18 year olds on Tuesdays between 4pm-6pm at either the Cwmbran Centre for Young People, or at Pontypool Library.

For any information about the service, or to make a referral to the secondary or out of schools service, please contact us by ringing our confidential answer service on 01633 453035 or by emailing the Service Manager at

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Inclusion Service

Tel: 01495 766929 or 01495 766968

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