about us

YiS Youth Counselling Service is a long running independent charity with a BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited Service. This means that we have demonstrated a high quality of service delivery, meeting benchmark standards for counselling & psychotherapy provision maintained by ongoing assessment. In addition, BACP Accredited Services work within the BACP Psychotherapy and the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2017) and follow their Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have a mix of experienced, qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. All counsellors receive 90 minutes of supervisory contact per month through a mix of individual and group supervision along with regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and line management.

you can see a selection of our key policies by clicking on the ‘about us’ button above

If you are interested in counselling for us, and have already qualified or are in your last diploma year, please do get in touch!

We work with young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. We offer six sessions of counselling and work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, recovery from abuse, family problems, relationship difficulties and many more. Before counselling begins an intake meeting is held with the client to discuss any questions they may have about counselling and to make sure that this is the right service at the right time for their needs.

The charity is overseen by a board of volunteer trustees. They are responsible for strategic oversight and development of YiS and come with the expertise and/or enthusiasm to help us better support young people’s mental health in Milton Keynes. If you are interested in becoming a trustee, or would like to find out more, please do contact us.


contact us

YiS - Youth Counselling Service
401-407 Margaret Powell House
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes

01908 604700
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what we do

We provide free counselling on Mondays at the Moorlands Centre for young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in the Woughton area, this includes Beanhill, Bleak Hall, Coffee Hall, Eaglestone, Leadenhall, Netherfield, Peartree Bridge, Redmoor and Tinkers Bridge.

Our free Tuesday counselling service at the Cornerstone Church in Central Milton Keynes is for all young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

On Tuesday and Thursdays we provide a free service at West Bletchley Wellbeing Centre in Bletchley for all young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in Bletchley and the surrounding areas.

The above services are run independently by YiS. We do not share information beyond appointment times with host organisations.

We also run services for students at MK Academy, The Radcliffe School and Rivers Adult Education Centre and hope to work with more schools in the future.