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MYA - OKUK Counselling Service

MYA OKUK  offers confidential therapeutic interventions to children and young people aged 10 to 19, who live, work or study in the Liverpool area. We work with clients experiencing the negative impact of substance use, whether this be through their own use, or through the direct effect of other people’s drug or alcohol use (friends or family).

OKUK offers young people needs led therapeutic interventions  including:

· Person Centred Therapy

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

· Creative Therapies

· Grief Therapies

· Group Work

We also provide information support for young people to enable access to additional or alternative services that best suit their needs. 



Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachel Fitzsimmons
Contact Position
Health Projects Manager

Where to go

Merseyside Youth Association Ltd.
Hanover Street
L1 3DY

OKUK is based at MYA on Hanover Street and has a suite of counselling rooms at this venue. However we also offer appointments within community and educational settings to provide choice and accessibility to the service user.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
We are flexible on the dates and times of our sessions, subject to availability
Session Information
Sessions are free and can last between 45 minutes and one hour

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

The service is for young people aged 10 to 19 from the Liverpool area. Referrals can come from young people, parents, GPs, schools, youth projects and a variety of other sources. Reasons for referral may include issues such as anxiety, drugs, eating disorders, emotional abuse, harassment, depression, bereavement and self harm.

Other notes

We offer sessions in a range of community settings including our city centre base.  If a young person wants to be seen outside of their community there are facilities at MYA for this purpose.