Signpost is fully committed to the continued provision of counselling, coaching and other support to help young people aged 10-25 and living in Hertfordshire overcome problems in their lives.
Counselling provides a safe space for you to process feelings and experiences in which the counsellor will help facilitate your journey. Counselling allows you to reflect on your experiences, identify patterns of behaviour or explore coping strategies to help you navigate everyday life.
Funded Counselling Service
We have a number of funded spaces for 10-19 year olds living in Hertfordshire.
- Early Intervention and Prevention Project for those living in Dacorum, Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford (funded by Hertfordshire County Council). A maximum of 12 sessions of counselling will be available for 10-19 year-olds who have not previously had support.
- Counselling Plus Project for young people aged 10-25 who have not previously had support and living across Hertfordshire.
Self-funded Counselling Service
Due to the limited number of funded spaces, there are some self-funded places available throughout the year for children, young people and adults.Request Support Here
YoungMinds.co.uk – Talking to your child
The Sandbox – For 10-25s in Hertfordshire.
TeenTips.co.uk – Resources for schools & parents
Relate.org.uk – Counselling and advice for children, young people and adults
Dove.com – Self esteem project for young people
BeatEatingDisorders.org.uk – Help and support for individuals and families with eating disorders
Text SHOUT to 85258 (All texts are answered by trained volunteers. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin mobile, BT mobile, GifGaff, Tesco mobile and Telecom Plus)
Samaritans.org: call from any phone anytime for free 116 123
Childline: 0800 1111
“Just wanted to thank you for being there, it means a lot when no one else seems to be bothered. I can hear in your voice that you do actually care. I’m depressed a lot of the time so it means a lot even if it’s once a week. Thank you.”
“Thank you for helping so much for the past few months, I really appreciate it, and all the techniques you’ve taught me will come in handy.”
“I have learned some new ways of using art. It helps me feel calm and I have made new friends’ (11 year old member of the Art group).”
“I am so appreciative of my coach’s help, and couldn’t have made the improvements I have without him.”
Our main service is one-to-one counselling across Hertfordshire.
Empowering coaching sessions for young people to take ownership of their wellbeing.
We run a variety of wellbeing groups throughout the year.
At Signpost we offer one-to-one video/telephone counselling.
Signpost is committed to providing a safe environment for staff and clients and promoting the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults we work with, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please ask to see our safeguarding policy for more detailed information.Tell us about yourself & request support