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01782 683155 

Adult Services
& Group Support

How we can help

We offer counselling and other support to people of all ages who have experienced a bereavement, significant loss, or life changing or limiting illness.  We also work with people who are trying to cope with anticipatory grief, i.e. you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We recognise that bereavement impacts everyone differently, and that some bereavements can feel a lot harder to talk about than others, such as those associated with suicide, or a traumatic incident.  We also know that the impact of bereavement isn’t always immediate, sometimes people start to struggle months or even years down the line, or just feel very stuck in their grief when it feels as though everyone else has moved on.

Accessing counselling can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing, regaining a sense of control, express your emotions, and empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life.

Our Locations

How do I refer?

Please ring the office on 01782 683155, a member of staff will be able to talk to you about our referral process and send you more information.

If we are unable to organise a face-to-face appointment in your area for whatever reason, you can always make use of our telephone counselling service.

  • Each Counselling session costs the charity £45.00
  • In some areas the local CCG part-fund this charge.
  • In this case we would simply invite you to make a contribution each session to help us to maintain and enhance the quality of our service delivery.
  • If the CCG does not part-fund the counselling in your area sessions you will be charged for the sessions.
  • To find out more information in relation to the costs for where you live please call our Head Office on
    01782 683155.

Leaflets and Resources

Please download our leaflets here:

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Grief Allowed (PDF)            Allow Grief  (PDF)

Bereavement Support Groups

We recognise that not everyone who experiences a bereavement or loss needs specialist counselling in order to be able to feel like themselves again, and because of that we have started to offer support groups where you can meet other people in a similar position to yourself and learn some skills to help you to cope with your own circumstances.

To find out if there are bereavement support groups in your area please follow the link or call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155.

Our Locations

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Dove Buddies – Social/Friendship Groups

Dove Buddies is our social/friendship group for adults who have experienced bereavement and who may be struggling with social connections, loneliness and isolation.  The aim of Dove Buddies is to forge those connections and organise activities that will engage group members, encouraging socialisation and re-engagement.

We organise quizzes, taster exercise classes, talks from local groups, plus visits to local attractions and places of interest.  We now run four Dove Buddies groups within Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and Cheshire – see below for details of venues

Dove Buddies – Stoke-on-Trent

Tues 19th November 2019 – visit to Lord Mayor’s Parlour
Meet at 10.15am at Glebe St, Stoke ST4 1HH
(Visit free of charge, tea and coffee provided, donation to Dove Service)

Tues 17th December 2019 – Dove Buddies Christmas Lunch
Toby Carvery (Trentham Hotel, ST4 8BU) – 12.15pm Lunch meet up
To reserve a place, please confirm attendance to Natalie in person or via
text – 07731 883313
Cost £7.29 per person – one course carvery – drinks extra

Tues 21st January 2020 – Bert’s Cafe
10.30 to 12.00 meet up – 112 High St, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1PT)
Purchasing own refreshments from Cafe, donations to TDS welcome

Tues 18th February 2020 – M&S Community Room, Wolstanton  –
10.30am to 12.00pm
History/Paranormal Talk from local historian Darren Shaw
Refreshments provided – £1 donation welcome to TDS

Tues 17th March 2020 – M&S Community Room, Wolstanton –
10.30am to 12.00pm
Guided meditation and some grounding tips with Dr Hazel Mackey
Refreshments provided – £1 donation welcome to TDS

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Stone, Staffordshire

We are pleased to announce our NEW Dove Buddies group will launch in STONE on Friday 13th September 2019

This group will meet up every SECOND Friday of the month at this venue

Forthcoming dates:
11th October 2019 – Cuppa and a chat
8th November 2019 – Cuppa and a chat
13th December 2019 – Christmas Quiz incl. Prizes
St Michael’s Community Hall
Lichfield Street, Stone  ST15 8BB

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
£1.00 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Knutsford

We are pleased to announce our NEW Dove Buddies group will launch in KNUTSFORD on Friday 4th October 2019

This group will meet up on the FIRST Friday of the month at this venue

Forthcoming dates:
4th October 2019
1st November 2019
6th December 2019
The Welcome Café, 146-147 Longridge, Knutsford WA16 8PD

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
£1.00 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Congleton

Our Dove Buddies group for adults runs in CONGLETON at the venue below.

This group meets up every FORTNIGHT, on the SECOND and FOURTH Wednesday of each month.

Congleton United Reformed Church
Antrobus Street, Congleton  CW12 1HE

Time – 10.00am to 11.30am
£1 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Cheadle

Our Dove Buddies group for adults runs in CHEADLE at the venue below.

This group meets up the fourth FRIDAY of each month.

Cheadle Library
14-18 High Street, Cheadle ST10 1AF

Friday 25th October – First meet up
10.30am to 12.00pm

Friday 22nd November 2019 – Brew and Chat
10.30am to 12.00pm
Getting to know eachother – what would you like to do with our Group?

£1 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)
Note:  Parking is nearby, chargeable.  Venue is on 1st Floor, accessible via lift.

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

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