Who’s it for?
All ESTEEM opportunities are for young adults. aged 14-26.

If you’re 26+ you can support us.

Take action for your happiness

Feel listened to without judgement, and gain useful tools to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. ESTEEM offers young adults from across Sussex, a variety of free wellbeing activities and 1-2-1 support.

Everything we do at ESTEEM is linked to the 6 ways to wellbeing. This page is about counselling, but we offer a variety of activities which can improve your wellbeing.

Free 1-2-1 Counselling

Counselling, also known as a ‘talking therapy’, provides you with a safe space to explore any difficult issue or feeling you are going through.

ESTEEM offers up to 24 sessions with a counsellor who will be best matched with you.

The ESTEEM counsellor is trained to work with young adults and will offer you a non-judgemental and supportive approach, where you can hopefully work things through at your own pace.




Why try counselling?


  • A confidential space for you to feel heard
  • Our professional counsellors are here to listen and support you
  • Improve your understanding of yourself and your situation
  • Counselling can be a helpful way of ‘getting stuff out’, increasing your self-awareness and helping you to make sense of your situation
  • Gain useful wellbeing tools
  • Counselling can help you to develop useful tools to support your own wellbeing

Why choose counselling?

People come to counselling with a whole range of issues, none are too big or too small.

Examples of issues that sometimes come up:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Bereavement
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Identity
  • Transitions

How can I access counselling? 🙋🏾‍♀️

Anyone who has succesfully signed up for ESTEEM is eligible for counselling. You can sign up for ESTEEM here.

Let any member of staff know if you’d like to access counselling at ESTEEM. After a staff member refers you, Mona our wellbeing manager will be in touch to talk about the service and answer any questions you have.

After an initial meeting to see if counselling at ESTEEM is suitable for you, Mona will match you with one of our counsellors and give you an indication of when the counselling ie likely to commence. There may sometimes be a waiting list for counselling, however we endeavour for this time to be less than 3 months.

If you would like more information please contact us.