Frequently Asked Questions
Has Coronavirus effected CHAT's services?
We are continuing to operate to within the Coronavirus guidelines of the government and BACP. Our support for young people and families is especially needed at this time with the virus causing added anxiety amonst young people and impacting on wellbeing.
CHAT Youth Counselling is continuing to offer support to young people but in alternative forms. Please contact us to arrange a method of support which will suit you. This could be via email, phone or possibly Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.
We have added a page to this website entitled Wellbeing Advice for further advice which some young pepole may find useful.
What geographic area do you cover?
The geographical area covered by CHAT Youth Counselling is wide. We support young people in Oundle, Thrapston and the many surrounding villages throughout NE Northamptonshire.
The Counsellors work from the CHAT offices in the Courthouse, Oundle and also at the following schools; Prince William School, Oundle, Thrapston Primary, Kings Cliffe Endowed Primary. In addition, occasional work is undertaken at other primary schools in the north of East Northamptonshire.
What is counselling for young people?
What is the counselling process?
What is Therapeutic Mentoring?
Who runs & operates CHAT?
The Trustees are supported by a Part-time Manager, undertaking the key
administrative tasks. The Charity employs two Part-time Counsellors and a Part-time Therapeutic Mentor.
Governance & Policy Documents?
CHAT Youth Counselling exists for the preservation and protection of the emotional and mental health of young people, aged from 9-25 years in Oundle, Thrapston and surrounding areas of North East Northamptonshire. CHAT is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) which is a legal entity for not-for-profit organisations in the UK. Below is a copy of the Constitution as well as our Safeguarding, Privacy and Confidentiality Policies.