Our 1-2-1 therapy for children aged 0-17 offers a range of trauma-focussed and creative therapies. We also provide psycho-educational and therapeutic parenting support for parents / carers to help them support their children through and beyond therapy.   Our Invictus CLEAR Counselling service is for young people aged between 11 and 21 who are struggling with issues affecting their mental health and details including specific referral route are here.

We provide a broad range of therapy, tailored to the needs of each child, delivered by trained, qualified and experienced therapists all of whom are registered with a Governing Body such as the BACP.       All our therapeutic services are by the BACP  and as a service we adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. 

We support children and young people who have experienced abuse directly or by being linked to an abusive relationship. Abuse may be physical, sexual or emotional. We also support children and young people who have experienced other emotional trauma. 

Therapy makes a difference for children and young people. We see it every day, but we don’t take it for granted; we clinically evaluate our work against a set of nationally recognised Routine Outcome Measures and benchmark against other national services. Our work makes a statistically significant positive impact on outcomes for children and young people across a range of measures including emotional literacy, mental health, and positive, safe relationships.

Download the CLEAR for Children and Young People leaflet here  pdf CLEAR for CYP (939 KB)

We help families to understand the impact of abuse on a child and the changes that may occur as they participate in therapy and psycho-education support. Family therapy is often a useful way to help to embed the positive journey at home. We also deliver preventative and early intervention support in schools and in the community. Find out more here  

As part of our Centre of Excellence we partner with academic institutions such as the Universities of Plymouth to help improve our practice and extend the knowledge of the effectiveness of counselling and therapy more broadly.

Our evaluation and research reports are available here

Check out the role that Therapeutic Stories can play role in supporting children who need a bit of help with a social or emotional need here.

What people have told us about CLEAR:


   " . . . it isn't possible to put a figure on the value of the help . . . she is a different child now, much more confident . . ."


   " . . . it helps talking about what has happened - it has made me feel stronger inside . . . "

   " I now feel like a new normal person after a very long time being locked away in myself - it is lovely to be free."

And check out the video made by Freya, Freddie and Hannah about how much they have gained from therapy with CLEAR -  https://youtu.be/BxgvYvtElOI 


We highly value your feedback on our service. It helps us understand what we do well, where we can make changes to improve what we do and where we can grow in terms of developing our services. You can provide us with feedback here

 You can find our  document Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy (195 KB) here 

We are also building a bank of useful resources and links to other organisations and services that provide wider support for people and families.


Fred is CLEAR's very own Ted, with a mission to help younger children to talk about and understand difficult thoughts and feelings, and to promote kindness and thoughtful behaviour towards others.

Invictus CLEAR Counselling helps young people aged 11-21 who are struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. This service has a specific referral route (see below for details).  

Everyone who comes into our main Children and Young People’s Service should be referred by an organisation or parent/carer. 

CLEAR Ideas is our young people’s co-production group.

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