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To request support for children (under 11) and families



Research on counselling children and young people

  • Joyce, P., Cooper, M., McLeod, J., & Vos, J. (2023). Pluralistic counselling versus counselling as usual for young people presenting with addiction issues: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 23, 74–83.
  • Longhurst, P., Sumner, A. L., Smith, S., Eilenberg, J., Duncan, C., & Cooper, M. (2022). ‘They need somebody to talk to’: Parents’ and carers’ perceptions of school-based humanistic counselling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22, 667–677.
  • Cooper, M., Stafford, M. R., Saxon, D., Beecham, J., Bonin, E.-M., Barkham, M., Bower, P., Cromarty, K., Duncan, C., Pearce, P., Rameswari, T., & Ryan, G. (2021). Humanistic counselling plus pastoral care as usual versus pastoral care as usual for the treatment of psychological distress in adolescents in UK state schools (ETHOS): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. (see also: ETHOS | University of Roehampton, London)
  • Jacob, J, Costa da Silva, L, Sefi, A, Edbrooke-Childs, J. Online counselling and goal achievement: Exploring meaningful change and the types of goals progressed by young people. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 2021; 21: 502–513.

Evaluation of Monmouthshire School and Community Counselling

Stakeholder participation in helping us to develop our service

See how we’re embedding young people’s feedback


  • Young Minds ( – Mental Health Charity committed to improving children’s wellbeing and mental health.  
  • ( – A young people’s space to understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it’s happening (you can hide the webpage).   



  • Childline ( – support for whatever’s on your mind. Phone 0800 1111.
  • Meiccymru ( – Information, advocacy and advice for young people. Phone 080880 23456.
  • Samaritans  – Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free. 
  • Shout ( – The UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope. If you need immediate help text Shout to 85258.
  • Papyrus/Hopeline ( – For young people at risk of suicide, the organisation offers help, advice and resources via website, phone, text and email. Phone 0800 068 4141.