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Counselling for young people in the BCP area

The Listening Ear is now able to offer 6 free counselling sessions for local young people.


When is the best time to get counselling?

Our counsellors believe young people deserve to get the counselling they need without delay. That's why our charity is thrilled to have funding to provide up to 6 sessions of counselling for young people in our area.


How do I get counselling with The Listening Ear?

We are now offering self-referral. This means that you should get in touch directly if you need support yourself or if you know a young person who could benefit from talking to us. You do not need to go through your school or GP.



Who can use The Listening Ear?

We work with teenagers and children aged 10 to 19 in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas. Our counsellors help young people manage lots of different issues from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem and self-harm. If you're not sure The Listening Ear is right for you, get in touch. We are happy to talk about what we offer with no obligation. The first 6 sessions are free while funding lasts, so do get in touch.


Where does the counselling happen?

Before Covid19, young people would usually get help through their school. With lockdown, we know you might find it difficult to reach the support you need while the schools are closed. We want to continue helping young people when they need us, so our trained experienced counsellors can now work with you using video counselling sessions. We now provide counselling directly through a phone, tablet or computer.


How do I self-refer for counselling?

As a teenager or young person aged 10 to 19, you can refer yourself by texting us on 07544 165928 or sending us a message on our Facebook page. Parents and carers can also use these details to ask about our services.