The Listening Ear

is dedicated to providing the best possible counselling to children, young people and families.

Based in Bournemouth, Dorset, we provide a professional service, helping families to improve aspects of their lives that they find difficult to resolve alone...

Our Mission

To provide a professional & confidential service to the community; empowering families to relieve stress and anxiety and develop an improved quality of life.

We’re live on Crowdfunder!


Please give children and young people in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole the chance to be heard by supporting The Listening Ear counselling service in 2021.


The events of 2020 have had a huge impact on the mental health of the children in our community, with 1 in 6 struggling with mental health issues, and many going without any support. Through this difficult time over 100 children and young people have received free or low-cost counselling through The Listening Ear.


You can help us provide this service to even more children and young people this year by contributing to our 2021 goal of £50,000.


Today, demand is far exceeding our funds and your donation will help us to continue to make a significant difference to the lives and wellbeing of our community’s children and young people.


If you – or a child/young person you know – has been affected by mental health issues, please share this message.


Counselling Children & Young People During Covid-19 


The Listening Ear is able to provide video counselling sessions for young people aged 10-19 via the conferencing app Zoom.


​Face to Face sessions are possible for children and young people 5-19 provided all social distancing measures can be put in place to keep the young person and the counsellor safe.


​For further information about please call 01202 980770or email  info@thelisteningear.org