Register with Cogwheel – Children & Young People (CYP)

To register yourself or your child for counselling sessions with Cogwheel, please book a short registration call with our Admin Team. Please select Administrator (CYP).

The purpose of this call is to give you a better idea about how counselling with Cogwheel works, to talk about waiting times, next steps, and agree an affordable contribution rate for your sessions. Please click here to view our guide to contributions.

To book your registration call, you will be asked:

  • A few questions about what you need support with
  • Your or your child’s GP details
  • Your contact details

This should take around 10–15 minutes.

Please note: unfortunately, due to the very high level of demand for our children and young people’s service currently, we are not able to accept new referrals at present. We will review this fortnightly and post a date for the reopening of our waiting list as soon as possible. Please do check our website regularly if you would like to register a young person for counselling with Cogwheel.

Privacy policy

Counselling is a private and confidential form of help. To learn more, read the Cogwheel Counselling Privacy Policy.

Please note: Cogwheel has rigorous standards of IT security, and your data is protected in line with GDPR requirements.  However, please be aware of the theoretical but small risks generally associated with sending personal data online.

I need more urgent help

If you are finding yourself having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, it is important that you seek help by calling one of the following numbers: 


If you need help because of domestic abuse or violence, please don’t wait:

  • Call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline Refuge on 0808 2000 247
  • For instructions on what to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service but can’t speak, click here.

The government has increased support for people under threat of domestic abuse, and there are several organisations who can help:

Support for victims of domestic abuse

If you are experiencing any form of violence or abuse from somebody you live with, remote counselling may not be suitable and could even put you at further risk of harm.

If you are concerned about your own behaviour towards others, or think that you are at risk of hurting somebody you live with: