Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support online.
Xenzone are pleased to inform us that Children and Family Health Devon have commissioned this service and it is available to young people with immediate effect.
The service is accessible for all 11-18 year olds in Torbay, and accepts self-referrals by young people. Kooth delivers 1000’s of counselling sessions each year across the UK with Counsellors available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, providing a much needed out of hours service for advice and help.
As a large percentage of referrals to CAMHS are deemed inappropriate to their criteria, Kooth provides an alternative way of ensuring young people can access free support when they need it, in a medium they know and use.
Xenzone's therapy team consists of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, clinically supervised in house and independently to deliver evidence-based interventions. They deliver CBT, solution focused and humanistic approaches such as narrative and other relational therapies.
The team are all employed by Xenzone, headed by their line manager and receive ongoing professional development and training. They work closely together to ensure the best outcome is achieved for the young person.
The counsellors have clear pathways into other services too, ensuring the young person gains information needed and is signposted to the most appropriate provisions. Although a confidential service, if a safeguarding concern is raised, the team will encourage the young person to provide their details so that local crisis support can be provided.
Find out more at kooth.com