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Our counsellors are qualified, experienced & passionate. 

You will be matched with the best pre-vetted counsellors in your area, according to your child & family's needs. 

The most important thing about counselling is that the child/young person likes the therapist, feels relaxed and comfortable and that the therapist ’gets’ them. Some children find it very difficult to talk to a stranger, especially about sensitive things so we work hard to get a good fit between the child and the therapist, the therapist’s skills and the area in which the child lives.

"Without FCT advising me and pairing us with our counsellor I would still be floundering, not knowing where to turn or who to use."

Looking for a counsellor can feel like a minefield - there are many different types of counsellors & qualifications & you may not know quite what you are looking for. We take this hassle away from you.

All of our counsellors are pre-vetted and must hold the following qualifications & experience to work with us:

  • Level 4 counselling qualification

  • Level 5 specialist Children & Young person qualification 

  • Be a member of BACP, UKCP or equivalent professional body

  • At least 150hrs working with Children & Young people since qualifying

  • Level 2 or above Child Safeguarding 

  • Enhance DBS checked 

  • Have supervision in place. 


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"The guidance given throughout the process and the knowledge that the person helping my child was a trained professional that had been recommended through a trust that has ensured their suitability.  My main issue with obtaining therapy for my child was allowing a strange adult unhindered access to my child's thoughts and feelings and trusting them to help and not take advantage.  The FCT service made me feel more relaxed and able to trust the therapist"

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We are continually looking for new experienced & passionate C&YP counsellors to join our teams in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset & Wiltshire. If you hold the following qualifications, please get in touch: 

  • L4 counselling qualification + L5 specialist C&YP qualification 

  • +150 post-qualification hours with C&YP

  • L2 or above Child Safeguarding 

  • Enhance DBS checked 

  • Have supervision in place. 

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