The Moving On Project’s vision is to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people aged between 11-25 in Fareham, Gosport and surrounding areas, so that they can achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

At The Moving On Project our mission is to provide both quality and confidential counselling, which is actionable and sustainable, to support the young people in the Fareham Gosport and surrounding communities and allow them to move forward to their future.

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Our Values


Safety is the first thing we think of. When doing a fundraiser or protecting those we help. We always prioritise the safety of our clients, our counsellors and our volunteers.


We deliver the highest standards of professional and ethical behaviour; value transparency and honesty in our communications, relationships and actions, whilst maintaining confidentiality.


We believe in focusing support on our community and in doing so we have a positive impact locally.

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Our Story

The Moving on Project have been providing one-to-one counselling for young people aged 11-25 since 1995. We are a local not for profit organisation based in Fareham & Gosport area we rely solely on grants and donations to provide our services. At The Moving On Project our mission is to provide quality counselling which is actionable and sustainable to support the young people in the local community move forward in their future. In the period between April 2019 and March 2020 we provided 1516 sessions of counselling for young people, helping over 440 young people in the Fareham and Gosport area.

We specialise in delivering person-centred counselling which involves intensive counselling delivered in 5 sessions sometimes called solution - focused counselling. This method provides positive change for the client, improving mental health in the shortest possible time and in the most cost effective way. We pride ourselves on our ability to match the client to the Counsellor best suited for their needs.

As a result we have a proven track record of success. The Moving on Project was independently evaluated by Ann Freud Institute/Corc who found a 94% improvement in psychological well-being in young
people who received counselling from our team. Confidential counselling is provided by professionally qualified counsellors, most of whom are volunteers. The counsellors receive clinical supervision in line with BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy) guidelines.

Counselling students on placement also form part of the team. The counselling team is line managed by a manager and supported by an administrator.

Our Dedicated Team

Counsellors and Trainers

  • Professional counsellors trained to degree and diploma level
  • Member of BACP, HACP or other professional bodies
  • Multi-disciplinary counselling skills, integrated, person-centred and gestalt
  • Enhance DBS certificates

Counsellors on placement

  • Selected for their previous experience or skills working with young people
  • Supported by Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Lead, with opportunity to undertake further training.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse caseload and valuable experience in working with young people.

Administrative Support

  • Provide efficient and insightful business support.
  • Phone enquiries and referrals are answered by 7 qualified counsellors
  • Vast array of life skills and background in working with young people

Manager and Clinical Lead

  • 40 years experience in the Mental Health and Social Care Sector
  • Highly skilled in matching the right counsellor to the client
  • Specialist in working with young people, complex, bereavement and loss.

Clinical Supervisor

  • A wealth of knowledge and 30 years counselling and supervising practice
  • In depth insight into ethical framework and good practice
  • Provides supervision to all our counsellors.


  • Professionals from our local community
  • Expertise and Governance from varied fields including Finance, Education, Charity Sector and Marketing
  • Led by an accomplished Manager.

Looking for Help?

Are you a young person aged 11-25, concerned parents or a local business wondering how to support a new generation of employees and their wellbeing we can help

Support tailored to you

What can we help with?

Anger Management

Aged 11-25

Will Counselling work for me?

Everybody is different. Talking about your concerns has proved to help many young people. Our service is confidential and tailored to you. Just because you get in touch doesn’t mean you have to have counselling but of those people who receive 5 counselling sessions we have seen a significant improvement in their wellbeing.


The Moving On Project in 2021


Young People Supported


Counselling Sessions Offered


Family and Young Peron Interactions

Young people say……

“All the help and ideas suggested were relevant and appropriate – I felt like my counsellor got to know me and could adapt their judgement and advice to suit me personally”

“I liked how well I was listened to and that my first sessions of counselling were used effectively to understand me as a person”

Excellent service, very personal and confidential and I felt listened to and reassured despite some of my anxieties being trivial. Thank you so much”

Concerned parents

Will Counselling work for my young person?

Everybody is different but talking to our counsellors who have a proven track record of helping young people should provide you with confidence in how we can help.

Counselling for parents

We offer paid counselling to parents.

If you are looking for look for the best way to support a young person through difficulties. We have experienced Counsellors who can help:

  • Find ways you can deal with difficult situations
  • Build a better relationship with your child
  • Help with challenging behaviour
  • Improve open communication

Schools & Colleges

Will Counselling work for my young person?

Work shops are designed like any of our counselling session with your needs in mind. Delivered by qualified trainers and counsellors. We take the time to understand your needs and the needs of your employees or students. Some examples include:

  • Private sessions for young persons at your school

  • How to nurture self-esteem and confidence in yourself and your team.

  • Building positive relationships

  • Coping with anxiety and loneliness

  • Understanding gender & sexuality

  • Communication and team building workshops

Actions to get help

Call us to see if we can help

Arrange a convenient day to have an initial conversation with the young person

Schedule/agree weekly counselling sessions

Need more urgent help?
Samaritans on 116 123
Childline 0800 1111
Text Shout to 85258

Getting Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved from choosing us as a charity for your business or community group, social group or an individual looking for a new challenge. We are always looking for people within the community to support our local charity.

Ways to get involved


Why fundraising is so important

At The Moving On Project, our mission is to provide both quality and, confidential counselling which is actionable and sustainable, to support the young people in the Fareham and Gosport community and allow them to move forward to their future.

Each session with one of our volunteer counsellors costs £45. For us to help a person in our 5 session programme it costs £225. We rely on donations and grants to provide our services to the young people in Fareham and Gosport.

Why do we need your help?

  • 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year
    (WHO, 2003)
  • 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
    Kessler RC, Berglund P, Demler O, Jin R, Merikangas KR, Walters EE.(2005)
  • 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem
    Green,H., Mcginnity, A., Meltzer, Ford, T., Goodman,R. 2005
  • 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
    Children’s Society (2008)

How to help?

If you are looking at organise a fundraising event i.e. Quiz night, birthday or anniversary fundraiser or bake sale please get in touch on so we can discuss how we can support you.

Personal challenge - Are you looking to take on a personal challenge? Always wanted to abseil the Spinnaker Tower or run a marathon or climb Kilimanjaro.

Partnerships - we have worked with a range of businesses and community groups and look forward to working with you to find out how we can support your objectives.


  • Hendy Eastleigh 10k: 19th March 2023

  • The General – Winchester 10k Obstacle Run

  • Southampton Half Marathon: April 2nd 2023

  • Netley 10k May 21st 2023

  • Southdown Trail 10k – 17th June 2023

  • Sandown & Shanklin 10k: September 17th 2023

  • Great South Run: October 14-15th 2023

  • Gosport Half Marathon: November 19th 2023

  • Stubbington 10k: January 2024

  • Cycle Southampton (Sporterium) July 22nd 2023

  • Ultra Challenge- Isle of Wight April 2023- Jurassic Coast May 2023

  • Abseil Spinnaker Tower


Why we need volunteers

At the Moving On Project, our mission is to provide both quality and, confidential counselling which is actionable and sustainable, to support the young people in the Fareham and Gosport community and allow them to move forward to their future.

All of our wonderful trustees are volunteers but so are many of our counsellors. All our trustees & volunteers believe in our vision and our mission and come from a variety of backgrounds from fundraising and marketing to finance and operations. Whether you’ve worked for a charity or just want to do some good in the community we can all benefit from another pair of hands.


Do you want to have a positive impact in your local community? Are you a good listener? Are you studying towards a Diploma in Counselling? Are you a fully qualified counsellor looking to volunteer to work 1:1 with our client group in Fareham or Gosport?

We provide group clinical supervision, line management support and excellent ongoing CPD opportunities. We are an organisational member of BACP and work to the Ethical Framework. The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are always interested in new volunteer counsellors wanting to join our team. You must be willing to work with young people aged 11-25, on all issues. As a minimum we need you to be studying in the second year of your Diploma

Get In Touch


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Call Us

01329 822 331
Xperience Youth Centre, Trinity Street, Fareham, PO16 7SJ