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 offer subsidies for families on low incomes as well as some school-funded sessions. Due to covid19, we are currently limited to webcam services for children aged 11+, or families. For under 11's we can provide webcam sessions with a parent present.
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.'
Relate in Schools
Relate offer counselling in schools for children, young people and their families as well as providing relevant training to school staff. Please call us for details. *Please note, we are currently delivering online/ telephone services only.
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