YMCA Counselling Service has been offering counselling to young people since 1992.

Need someone to talk to?! The YMCA offers a free and confidential one to one counselling service for young people aged between 13 & 25 in the Peterborough, Huntingdonshire and Fenland areas. Counselling sessions are available in Huntingdon, St Neots, Wisbech, March, Whittlesey , and Peterborough.

Imagine what a difference it would make to talk to someone who doesn’t know you but only cares about you? There’d be no judging or criticising and no surprise at anything you had to say.

When you first meet with your counsellor you’ll have the time to chat through all the problems that are troubling you, just you and them. You will not have any answers forced upon you, but instead be offered the encouragement and practical advice to help you have a better understanding of your situation. They’ll look over your options with you and help you to focus on the right choices for you and the right choices for your future.

You will meet with your counsellor once a week for 50 minutes over 6 weeks. At the end of your initial 6 sessions you and your counsellor may feel the need to extend for more sessions.

All you need to do is call 01733 373170 or email us at counselling@theymca.org.uk to arrange an assessment its as simple as that!

If you would like to support the Counselling Service in any way please contact the Counselling Guidance Coordinator on 01733 373170 or email counselling@theymca.org.uk

The YMCA Counselling Service is an organisational member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Counsellors are ethically bound to keep everything in a counselling session confidential. They won’t share any information with anyone outside the counselling agency, unless in very rare cases a person’s welfare or safety is at risk.


Over the previous quarter 78% of service users felt they had been listened to with 72% having felt able to offload and were now able to make decisions in their lives.

91% of YP according to feedback sheets felt that they benefitted from counselling

87% of YP said the service met all their needs

83% felt that they benefitted by from being listened too

83% of YP said the service was easy to access

15% said partly and 2% said No

87% said that had a positive experience from the service