Open Door

Counselling for young people


 

Bedfordshire Open Door is committed to offering an accessible, confidential and free professional counselling service to young people living in Bedfordshire. Their aim is to enable young people to manage their own lives with confidence and safety.

 

They have been established for over 25 years delivering free and confidential counselling to young people aged 13 to 25 years. They have a dedicated Board of volunteer Trustees who oversee the strategic and financial aspects of the organisation, an experienced professional management and administration team and 33 counsellors, many of whom offer their time and expertise as volunteers. They are a registered charity no. 1053008 and a limited company no. 3157152.

 

Over the years they have developed and extended our services. They now offer:-

  • Face to Face Counselling
  • Online Counselling 
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Drop-In Sessions
  • Therapeutic Groupwork
  • Online Wellbeing Sessions
  • Schools Based Counselling
  • Impakt Housing & Support
  • Specialist Service for Victims of Crime
  • Specialist Service for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers
  • Room Hire for local qualified counsellors

In 2018-19 they offered 3,423 counselling sessions to 468 young people, a 40% increase on the previous year 96% of their clients felt that counselling helped them to understand their feelings and 91% said they offer a welcoming environment.

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