Providing Bereavement & Loss
Counselling Since 1984

Our Vision

To enable people who are experiencing bereavement, life changing illness or significant loss, to receive the highest quality of care and support to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Our Mission

We deliver our vision by providing counselling and group support activities to anyone who is or could be affected by bereavement, life changing illness or other significant loss.

Our Team

We have a staff team of 50 people, including our administrative team, finance officer, project workers, and sessionally paid counsellors, as well as a team of 18 volunteers.

As an organisation we think investing in the development of the counselling profession is really important and so we take on a small number of placement counsellors every year. Each of our placement counsellors is matched with a more experienced mentor from within our counselling team.

Charlie O'Dell


Charlie joined the organisation in 2009 and has managed the development of new services across the UK.  Charlie has many years of management and counselling experience and holds a degree in Business Management & Accountancy and took over as CEO in October 2016.  Charlie is also an Accredited Counsellor with the BACP and is our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Leanne Cross

Project Manager (Volunteers)

Leanne joined the Dove Service as a placement counsellor in 2010 and is now a BACP Registered Counsellor, holding a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Since becoming a qualified counsellor, Leanne has worked in various roles within the organisation before joining the management team in April of 2018.

Our annual review 2015/16
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