About Base 25
Base 25 works with an estimated 5000 young people each year. We are a trusted local charity that offers a range of services for children, young people and their families. We offer volunteer and student placement opportunities for local people that together with our fundraising efforts generate over £500,000 worth of services for young people in Wolverhampton. The information, advice and guidance provided through Base 25 services are quality assured by our Matrix Standard.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems (NHS 2016).
The counselling service delivered from Base 25 is free to Wolverhampton residents and referrals can be made using the referral form below.
Base 25 can offer a school counselling service, private counselling (young people/adults) and counselling for out of area, but there is a cost for this service.
To improve the emotional well being of young people aged 11-25 years in Wolverhampton.
– To increase self-esteem
– To increase self-confidence and emotional resilience
– To improve young people’s ability to make effective choices and decisions
– To increase self awareness and sense of identity
– To develop coping strategies and mechanisms
– Provide opportunities to reflect and evaluate strategies and coping mechanisms