You can self-refer by telephone. Third parties / other agencies such as your GP or a family member or friend can contact us to make a referral on your behalf, but we will need to speak to you directly to confirm you have agreed to the referral.
We are open for face to face appointments and remote appointments are still available. Our Dove Buddies groups are up and running in multiple locations and we have a new weekly Bereavement Support Group in Burslem
We are a charity who offers counselling and support to anyone over the age of 4 years old who is struggling with the impact of bereavement, significant loss or life-changing/limiting illness.
We also offer counselling for people with anticipatory grief, which is the grief we feel before a bereavement; you may feel anticipatory grief because someone close to you has been diagnosed with a terminal illness for example.
Our Counselling Service holds accredited status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is a quality standard and means that we work within their ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’. You can find out more about the BACP on their website