Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS) – having recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary – bridge the gap by offering free, accessible counselling from fully trained and qualified counsellors. The charity is a non-government funded charity relying solely on charitable donations, and yet, in 2017 the team helped and supported 158 children, providing each child with up to 12 sessions.
Alison is Chair and is a local GP who from first-hand experience recognises a huge amount of unmet need and a shameful lack of support. Directing the charity towards the right solution for the young people.
Michelle is Vice Chair and clinical lead for the counselling service, she is an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist working with both Children and Adults, Michelle currently works in a local school in Peterborough and has a successful private practice. Michelle leads on our school contracts, and supports delivery of pupil assemblies and teacher trainings on various mental health topics as part of the programme we are currently developing.
David is Treasurer. He has 30+ years experience in completing company management accounts and feels proud to support the the charity grows from strength to strength.
A retired senior teacher in local schools after 40 years of working with young people aged 5 to 18. Proud to have been involved with WYPCS for the last 10 years and looking forward to supporting its growth as YPCS.
Nicky spent three years in Lincoln achieving her BEd degree in order to fulfil a lifetime ambition to become a primary school teacher. Nicky is currently a primary school Deputy Head teacher and staff Governor.
Clare is our Safeguarding Lead and has worked in the NHS for 20 years as a qualified nurse, health visitor and currently within safeguarding children. Clare feels passionately about early intervention and building resilience within families and communities.
An experienced School Business Manager, Nicola supports children and young people in a wide range of roles. Nicola is passionate about raising aspirations and making a difference to young lives.
Jenny is Secretary. She is an Operations & Process Management Specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of implementing change and managing process improvement, quality management and supply chain management in a wide variety of organisations.
I’m proud to be a patron and supporter of YPCS as they embark on their journey to help more children with mental health issues as well as their ambitious plans to create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’. They already do amazing work for young people within the community and this new centre will allow them to help even more individuals who might otherwise have been neglected by the system. Young people today face more challenges in life than any generation to date, and YPCS will be there support these challenges.
"I’m honoured to support YPCS as they create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’. The work they do for young people within the community is amazing, and is very much needed. The media’s influence on young people today makes growing up far more challenging. Judgemental social media promotes ideas of perfection, instilling ideas of inadequacy and causing anxiety in young people through no fault of their own. This new centre will allow the YPCS to help even more individuals. It provides a safe place for young people to talk, and realise that they are not alone."
Young People’s Counselling Service
Annabelle Davis Centre
Peterborough PE7 3JD
Phone: 0800 634 4395
Registered Charity No. 1190555