Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Family Counselling Trust

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Children and adolescents may experience a range of difficulties in growing up. Sometimes these are related to family relationship issues and sometimes to school or peer pressures. FCT offers a choice of potential counsellors as locally as possible to the family. All counsellors / therapists who see children referred to FCT are carefully vetted and have prior experience of working with children.  They are all trained and registered with a professional body, insured, hold clear enhanced DBS certificates and work in accordance with local safeguarding procedures.

Who we see for Counselling:
Children and young people referred up to age of 18 with:

Mild depression
Mild anxiety and obsessional behaviour
Early concerns about body image, eating and weight which are interfering with functioning
Challenging behaviour and difficulty regulating emotions
Being bullied, bullying others and peer group difficulties
School refusal or non-attendance
Problems arising from bereavement, family break up, loss or upheaval
Family communication and relationship issues
Mild self-harm
Minor issues with substance misuse
Emotional and behaviour problems arising from physical illness or disability

FCT can see children and young people with established diagnoses and those who are on medication e.g. ADHD, ASC, mild learning difficulties provided the problems fit within the criteria above.

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Venue/Contact Details
Registered Address
16 Wadebridge Square
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
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Recognised as:
  • Free Activity/Service