Counselling/Play Therapies

• Supporting children and siblings 

• Supporting Parents 
• Supporting Professionals such as teachers 

"supporting the emotional needs of children and their families in the Yorkshire region."

Yorkshire Children's Trust can offer support on a one to one basis in our brand new counselling suite at our offices in Halifax town centre. We can also adapt and tailor sessions to include Skype, telephone calls and support within the school environment. We have a proven track record of supporting children and families from a range of backgrounds and can offer support with:


Being a parent is a hard job, it is a job that a person takes on freely and can give a life-time of joy and happiness. However, dealing with a child that has been diagnosed with a long term illness or a disability can put a huge strain on the family, both emotionally and financially. 

Dealing with the emotional stress can leave parents and the children themselves with nowhere to turn for support which can lead to depression and further illness.

​We are here to provide emotional support with a NCS registered counsellor who will listen to you to understand your needs and offer a person-centred approach over several sessions. The free initial assessment will be over the telephone and will typically last around 15 minutes and will give the counsellor an idea of what the best support options will be, and the expected number of sessions that will be required. 


This is by no means an exhaustive list and we are happy to discuss if our counselling or play therapy sessions would be suitable for your family. 

 Physical or Mental Abuse


 Anger Management 

 Eating Disorders

 Antisocial Personality Disorder 

 Dealing with Mental Health 
 Behaviour Problems  



 Dealing with an illness or disability 

 Child Relationship Issues

 Learning Difficulties 

 Depression and Anxiety and Panic Attacks 

 General Stress at School or Home 

 Post Traumatic Stress 

• Domestic Violence 
 Drug Use or Dependence

 Emotional Abuse 

 Family Issues including Parent Loss 

 Understanding Sexuality and Gender 

 Loneliness / Relationship and Friendship 

 Low self confidence / Self Esteem 

 Obsessive or Compulsive Behaviour  

 Self Harming 

 Separation and Divorce 

 Suicidal Thoughts 


 Being a Young Carer 


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Frequently Asked Questions

So what is person-centred counselling? - Basically it means that the counsellor will listen and be sympathetic to your problems and will help lead you to understand how to find your own strengths and personal identity and lead you to making your way successfully through your journey. There are no right or wrong answers and you will be asked to complete an anonymous form in each session to monitor your depression and anxiety levels.

Is it confidential? - Confidential is key, we would like you to feel relaxed and safe during your sessions. We understand how difficult it can be to decide to undertake personal counselling sessions and the need to build a trustworthy relationship with your counsellor. The sessions are completely confidential, we will not share any information you have divulged unless we feel there is a risk of personal harm or risk to a third party or details are provided of a crime or an act of terrorism. We completely follow the guidelines set by the BACP and NCS. 

I cannot make a session - We recommend that you follow the advice of your counsellor on the number and regularity of the sessions. However we understand that there are times when you will not be able to make a session, or cases where the counsellor may not be available. In these cases we ask that sessions are rearranged promptly to make sure you do not lose your entitlement. We cannot refund prepaid sessions, but are able to rearrange pre-paid sessions.

Is there a waiting list? - Although there is currently no waiting list, there may be times when our availability is over taken by demand and in these cases we will set up a waiting list where clients will be offered counselling on a first come, first served basis.

What are the costs involved? - The initial telephone based assessment is provided free of charge, we offer low cost ongoing sessions for a set fee depending on if the therapy is over the telephone, in person or on a home visit. All costs will be discussed at your assessment.

I prefer to have my sessions in person, can you visit my house? - If you live within a 15 mile radius of our charity office, we may be able to offer sessions at home, however these will be subject to approval and at a higher cost than sessions provided over the telephone.

My child has issues within school, can you do your visits withing the school environment? - Our sessions usually work best in our counselling suite, be we are able to reflect our approach to suit the needs of the child and in some cases we find that sessions in school can work effectively. We are happy to discuss this with you.

If you would like to discuss the counselling in more detail, please call Sarah on 01422 728086, or if you are ready to book your initial assessment, please click the book button below and complete the initial assessment form.


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Yorkshire Children's Trust

Registered Charity Number 1146884



Telephone 01422 72 80 80

YCT House  70 Commercial Street  Halifax • HX1 2JE

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