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Children and Young People

How we can help

The Dove Service can provide counselling and support to children & young people over the age of four, and their families.

Are you a child/young person who is thinking about counselling and is wondering what it might be like?

Our counsellors will work creatively with you to find ways of supporting you to express your emotions, and will help you to explore how you feel about what is happening in your world.

If you want to spend your session chatting about what is going on for you then that’s entirely up to you, but you can also use your other skills – like drawing, painting, writing – or you might choose to use other materials in the counselling room to help you express how you feel.  We have lots of stuff that you can use to do that, like a dolls house, sand trays, puppets etc.  But because it’s your session, and your time, and your feelings, you are the one who decides.

Please click on the link to open our leaflet on bereavement for children and young people A5 4-page Why do I feel so sad

It’s your choice

And because it’s your counselling, we keep the contents of your sessions confidential.  Your counsellor will look at a counselling contract with you in your first session, and will talk to you about the circumstances under which we might have to involve someone else, but outside those circumstances, it’s your choice what you tell people about your counselling.

Hear from others

Have a look at the video below. It shows Danni telling her story about why she came for counselling and how it helped her.

Parents & Professionals

The Dove Service offers a range of support to parents and professionals, including counselling for you or the child/young person, training on issues around bereavement and loss, informative workshops and group support.

What our clients say

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Worried about anything? Want to ask a question?

If you are still worried about anything or want to ask us a question then you can email us at C&YPteam@thedoveservice.org.uk and one of our team will get back to you.