Spark provides a range of counselling and mentoring services for children and young people and their families in the Epping Forest and surrounding areas. We deliver these services in primary and secondary schools and within the community. We believe in building relationships, coming alongside a young person and their family, inspiring a sense of hope together.
Spark will create opportunities for young people to receive emotional support, whenever it is needed, to enhance their wellbeing.
What we do
What is counselling?
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space in which to explore your feelings with a trained professional who will listen to you and help you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
One to one counselling for age 11-23
Our sessions last for approximately 40 minutes with a friendly, trained counsellor. You will be invited to meet us at Spark before your first appointment to ensure you receive the appropriate support.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is an opportunity to build a relationship with another person who can be a positive and consistent role model in a young person’s life. A mentor can encourage a young person to make the right life choices and reach their potential.
One to one mentoring for age 11-23
A weekly meeting with a mentor in a relaxed environment. Meetings last approximately 1 hour and are an opportunity to talk through any issues or challenges a young person may be facing.
Counselling and Mentoring in Schools
Our schools work is for children in primary years 5 and 6, and young people in secondary years 7-13.
- One to one counselling on school premises with a qualified and experienced counsellor
- One to one mentoring with trained mentors
- Lunch time drop in sessions
- Group mentoring workshops
- Peer mentor training
Our dedicated Family Support Worker offers 1:1 parent support, group parent support and family communication sessions, with the aim of promoting positive relationships within the family.
Loughton Youth Centre
106 Borders Lane
Tel: 020 8508 6743
Parking is available in a car park at the front of the building
The 167 bus stop is in front of the building.
It is a 10-15 minute walk from Debden station.