Making a Real Difference to Young Lives

Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS) – having recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary – bridge the gap by offering free, accessible counselling from fully trained and qualified counsellors. The charity is a non-government funded charity relying solely on charitable donations, and yet, in 2017 the team helped and supported 158 children, providing each child with up to 12 sessions.

Our Locations

YPCS Whittlesey

Jenner Centre
Turners Lane
Whittlesey
Peterborough
PE7 1EJ

YPCS Yaxley

William de Yaxley C of E Academy
Landsdowne Road
Yaxley
Peterborough
PE7 3JL

YPCS Ramsey

Ramsey Health Centre
Mews Close
Ramsey
Huntingdon
PE26 1BP

Professional Services

We can offer packages for young people from 4 years-of-age to 25. We can design a service tailored to meet your individual needs. Please contact us  for further information. 

Our trustees

Dr Alison Graham

CHAIR
A local GP who from first-hand experience recognises a huge amount of unmet need and a shameful lack of support. Directing the charity towards the right solution for the young people.

Michelle Lay

VICE CHAIR
A front line mental health counsellor working with young people in local schools. Michelle leads our team of counsellors.

Peter Ashworth

TRUSTEE
Retired senior teacher in local schools after 40 years of working with young people aged 5 to 18. Proud to have been involved with WYPCS for the last 10 years and looking forward to supporting its growth as YPCS.

Nicola Baker

TRUSTEE
Nicky spent three years in Lincoln achieving her BEd degree in order to fulfil a lifetime ambition to become a primary school teacher. Nicky is currently a primary school Deputy Head teacher and staff Governor.

Rebecca Jackson

TRUSTEE
Rebecca brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked extensively in community development, social enterprise support and investment, business consultancy, project management, funding, education, youth projects, tourism and large scale events.

Stewart Howe

TRUSTEE
A community project leader who has delivered a wide range of initiatives including Yaxley Festival, the Fenland Trust and Yaxley Partnership. Stewart has helped other organisations develop from concept including Young Technicians CIC.

David Weir

TRUSTEE
David has 30+ years experience in completing company management accounts and feels proud to support the treasurer as the charity grows from strength to strength.

Clare Dhanushan

TRUSTEE
Clare has worked in the NHS for 20 years as a qualified nurse, health visitor and currently within safeguarding children. Clare feels passionately about early intervention and building resilience within families and communities.

Nicola Houghton

TRUSTEE
An experienced School Business Manager, Nicola supports children and young people in a wide range of roles. Nicola is passionate about raising aspirations and making a difference to young lives.

Jenny Wilton

TRUSTEE
Jenny is an Operations & Process Management Specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of implementing change and managing process improvement, quality management and supply chain management in a wide variety of organisations.

Our patrons

Young People’s Counselling Service
The Jenner Health Centre
1 Turners Lane
Peterborough
PE7 1EJ

Phone: 0800 634 4395
E-mail: Admin@ypcs.uk

Registered Charity No. 103458780