Counselling and Support

Yateley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Youth Counselling

Yateley School Counsellors

We have two dedicated school counsellors that attend the school each week. They are able to see numerous students and would normally see a student for around 6 sessions. Students are more than welcome to have a taster session to see if this support would help.

Everything discussed in these sessions is confidential unless of course the child’s safety is a concern. If you feel that your child would benefit from seeing the school counsellor then please do contact your child’s relevant Head of House.

121 Youth Counselling

Free Weekly Counselling Sessions for Young People aged 11-25

Sessions run on a weekly basis for up to 50 minutes each with the same Counsellor each week. We offer Counselling both face-to-face, from Odiham Cottage Hospital and online. We currently have two different options for young people who are seeking support.

Longer term Counselling

This service offers a young person up to 20 Counselling sessions with the same Counsellor each week. Being longer term means that a Young Person is able to explore more issues with their Counsellor and will potentially deal with the route of any problem rather than just the presenting issue.

Short-term service

We are aware that many young people may be experiencing increased anxiety or uncertainty as a result of Covid-19. 121 Youth Counselling is currently offering 3–6 Counselling sessions to support young people in Hart District who have been affected by Covid-19.

How do I access the service?

Please fill in the Referral Form on our website Alternatively, please call 01252 815652. This service is offered with support from both The National Lottery Community Fund including Government Funding and Children in Need.

Step by Step

Free youth counselling services for young people aged between 11 and 25.

Having a hard time, finding things are getting on top of you, or feeling stressed, anxious or down, counselling may be for you.

Adult Counselling

121 Adult Counselling offers a safe and confidential space for a person to explore their experiences and emotions without fear of judgement

121 Adult Counselling is a new offering from Hart Voluntary Action to support adults (18+ years), who are potentially at risk of suicide, or who are self-harming or considering self-harm.

We are offering up to 20 one-to-one Counselling sessions on a weekly basis with the same counsellor each week. Each session will last for 50 minutes and will be at the same time and place each week.

Where does the Counselling take place?

Sessions can take place face-to-face or via Zoom video calling. At present face-to-face sessions will take place at Odiham Cottage Hospital.

How do I access the service?

Please complete the referral form on our website at The service is free to access. This project has initially been funded by a Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund Grant managed by Southampton City Council.

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers offers Anxiety and Depression Support groups in Odiham. It is a chance to share with others your experience of anxiety and depression in a non-judgemental environment. Evening and daytime groups are available and each one lasts for an hour and a half. Groups are open to anyone struggling with anxiety or depression who want the support of others. All groups are run by a facilitator and a co-facilitator.

For further details, please visit our website at where you will find a referral form to our service or call 01252 815652.

Other Support Services