21 Union Street
Ramsbottom, BL0 9AN

Counselling Services

It can be difficult to navigate a fast-changing, stressful and often pressured world; this can have a profound effect on developing minds. Enhancing resilience and establishing productive coping strategies can help them to thrive rather than just survive. 

We provide counselling for children and young people aged 7-21, using a wealth of experience from different settings. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, bereavement, loss, identity, intrusive thoughts, dealing with abuse, trauma, confidence, self-harm and family or relationship difficulties. By providing the understanding and acceptance needed they can strengthen their roots and flourish in their unique way.

Counselling and Therapy Services


It can be difficult to navigate a fast-changing, stressful and often pressured world; this can have a profound effect on developing minds.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is a developmentally sensitive way of supporting children and young people who are experiencing any social, emotional or behavioural difficulty.

Why Choose Us

As client-centred therapists the belief is  that each young person has the ability to manage the issues they face. By encouraging clients to take ownership of their situation they can find ways to achieve their aims. Being trained and experienced in various counselling approaches allows the support provided to be best suited to each young person.

Young people often find it tricky to be open and talk about their feelings. By using play and creative therapy, we can enter into the young person’s world and see life through their eyes. Some ways of working don’t suit everyone so it is a priority to get to know what would be most effective for each client so you can rest assured you are getting bespoke counselling for your circumstances.

An assessment session gives both the client, and where appropriate, their caregiver, the opportunity to talk about what they would like to achieve through counselling. It allows you to talk with the counsellor about how you can work together in the most effective way. Client confidentiality is taken very seriously and in this session clear boundaries are explained for what we will and will not keep confidential to ensure client safety. This allows the young person to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. Where caregivers are involved, we will discuss how they can provide ongoing support.

Following 15 years of providing counselling in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, we have gained a wealth of experience and contacts. Common issues counselling is provided for are difficulties around family relationships, friendships, bullying, confidence, transitions, gender identity, sexuality, bereavement, loss, trauma, intimate relationships, dealing with change, stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal or intrusive thoughts and eating disorders. With Thriving Young Minds you can have peace of mind that you will get a high quality counselling using a huge amount of knowledge and experience.

Being BACP registered means that counsellors have achieved a high level of training and experience and are committed to ongoing development. It also involves a commitment to working in an ethical way, ensuring the needs of the client are protected. Having monthly clinical supervision means that the service offered to young people is regularly monitored and enhanced. By regularly attending professional development courses, attending local meetings and monitoring local and national developments, our knowledge and skills are maintained at all times.

Young People’s Therapy

BACP Accredited Counsellors in Ramsbottom


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