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Are you in need of healthcare advice?

If you have toothache, sore or bleeding gums, troublesome wisdom tooth, tooth sensitivity or other types of facial pain your Primary Choice is a Dentist

If you have problems with your eye health like injuries, pain, swelling, visual loss or disturbance your Primary Choice is an Optometrist

If you have a minor illness like coughs, colds, diarrhoea or headaches or need advice on medications your Primary Choice is a Community Pharmacist

If you call your GP Practice you will speak to the GP Receptionist. They are trained to ask questions about your healthcare needs to help signpost you to the most appropriate person to provide advice or treatment

Your General Practice Nurse is your Primary Choice for wound and minor injury treatment, contraception advice and reviews, immunisations, blood monitoring and chronic illness reviews.

By making the right Primary Choice means your GP can spend time with the most vulnerable, complex and very ill patients.

Barnardo's Counselling

Barnardo’s Vale of Glamorgan School and Community Based Counselling Services 

Information for young people

What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy, where you meet with a qualified counsellor to explore your thoughts and feelings and to develop ways of coping.

Who can see a counsellor?

Anybody can meet with a counsellor. Our counsellor’s work with young people aged 9-19 in the Vale of Glamorgan and can meet with you in your school or in the community.

Reasons young people might meet with a counsellor include: 

  • Family issues
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety

What support is offered?

An initial meeting with a qualified counsellor to find out if counselling is right for you.

Up to six 1-1 sessions to talk through any worries or concerns you might have.

To find out more

Speak to the Counselling Link Person at your school

Email: valecounsellingservice@barnardos.org.uk

Call us on: 02920 577074 / 07738689262



 
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