This will depend on your exact age and on the service’s policy. No matter what age you are, it is important that you get the support you need. All services should discuss this with you and help you get the support of a parent/ legal guardian or someone else appropriate if possible.
If you are aged 16-18
Medical check-up: If you are over 16, you are old enough to consent to a medical check-up and do not need the consent of a parent or a legal guardian.
Counselling: If you are over 16, you may also be able to have counselling if the service provides this without a parent or legal guardian being with you or consenting to you having counselling. Many services, however, will only provide counselling to persons under 18 if they have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. All services should discuss their policy with you around this and help you to get the support you need.
If you are under 16
If you are under 16, then a service will require parental/ legal guardian consent for a medical check-up and counselling session unless the circumstances are exceptional which can only be decided on a case-by-case basis. The service should always discuss with you how important it is to have support.