Children & Young People's Counselling
Relate Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch offer counselling services to children and young people from ages 6-25. Children and young people can be referred to our centre directly by a parent or guardian, or through their school with parental consent. We currently offer services in 5 schools across Bournemouth and Poole and hope to expand our schools work. We offer subsidies for families on low incomes as well as some school-funded sessions.
What to Expect?
You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgmental counsellor either at a centre near your home, or in school.
You can be referred by a teacher, social worker, or you can ask to see a counsellor yourself – what you say is confidential, unless the counsellor is worried for your safety.
Without the help that I was given then, I couldn't possibly be who I am today.'
Wez, Relate Young Person Client
How Can Counselling Help?
Many of our young clients tell us that they feel happier after they see a Relate counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems. In some cases, the Relate counsellor helped them to concentrate better at school or college, or get on better with their friends and family.
The impact on those children that have counselling with a Relate counsellor has been huge and can be clearly seen in the children's learning and attitude around school and at home.’
Family Support Worker - Bearwood Primary and Nursery School
Relate Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch is a registered charity. Charity Number: 1120017, Company Number 06109030