- 1 to 1 Counselling
- Peer Mentor Training
- Group support for families and/or children & young people
- Informative workshops for parents and/or children & young people
- Training for professionals
Children and Young People
Are you a parent or professional who is worried about a child/young person?
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.
How we can help
How do I refer?
If you call our Head Office on 01782 683155 we will take some basic information from you regarding the child you are concerned about.
Our team of trained children and young people’s Counsellors will then make an appointment to do an assessment with the child or young person to determine what the best support would be at this time. Initial assessments may take place in school, in a Children’s Centre or in our Head Office.
We do ask that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied to their session by an appropriate adult, but will be given the choice whether or not to have that adult present during their counselling. The child/young person will be given that choice at each of their sessions, so they can always change their mind.
(NB. This process may vary slightly depending on area).
Please click on our referral wheel to see how we can help
Other referral routes
If your GP or your child’s school refers your child you may find that they contact CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) who may pass your child’s details on to our service for us to see them for Counselling. If this happens you will receive a letter from CAMHS informing you of this.
If you are a professional you may also be able to refer into us via Families Matter (as long as you match their criteria) or via the SPA Meetings
Out of area referrals
If you find that the child or young person you are concerned about is outside our referral areas counselling could be paid for at our standard fee per session. Please contact us on 01782 683155 for more information regarding this.