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FCT DORSET

About: 

 

FCT Dorset delivers low-cost counselling services for children & young people aged 4-18 and their families in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Weymouth, Blandford, Dorchester and all other areas of the county. 

FCT Dorset accepts referrals from GPs, schools & other professionals working with children, as well as from parents, carers and families themselves.

Contact: 

 

If you would like to enquire about making a referral or if the service is right for you, please contact the FCT Dorset Family Liaison Officer:

Audrey Ditton

EMAIL:    flo-dorset@familycounsellingtrust.org

PHONE: 07772 101649

  • How much does counselling cost?
    Financial contributions towards therapy are on a sliding scale and assessed on the basis of household income as follows. If your child receives pupil premium, the school may be able to help with funding. Up to £26,000 pa including benefits: you pay £5 per session £26,000 - £35,000 pa including benefits: you pay £15 per session £35,000 - £42,000 pa including benefits: you pay £25 per session Over £42,000 pa including benefits: you pay full cost per session + a one-off £30 admin fee * Please note: if families can’t afford the contribution per session this can be discussed with the Family Liaison Officer. If families would like to contribute more for their sessions then this is most welcome and helpful.
  • Who are the counsellors?
    When you receive your offer letter, you will be given a choice of counsellors in your area. All counsellors / therapists who see children referred to FCT are carefully vetted and have prior experience of working with children. They are all trained and registered with a professional body, insured, hold clear enhanced DBS certificates and work in accordance with local safeguarding procedures. Find our more about our vetting procedure here.
  • What kind of counselling do you offer?
    Our counsellors offer a range of therapies including Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Art Therapy and Trauma Therapy. You can find out more about the different types of counselling offered here.
  • How many sessions will I/we get?
    Our standard offer is of six sessions of counselling. At the discretion of the therapist, additional sessions may be offered if necessary.
  • Who will attend the counselling sessions?
    We offer a holistic service which includes family members where possible. Parents/grandparents and siblings may be invited to attend family therapy sessions when appropriate.
  • Where do the counselling sessions take place?
    This will be arranged between you and your counsellor who will endeavour to offer you a convenient location. This may be in therapy rooms, at the counsellors home, in school or at a GP practice near you. Online sessions can be available.

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THANK YOU 
to the following generous organisations who support our work in Dorset: 

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FCT Dorset News:

MEET THE TEAM 

FCT Dorset is made up of a fantastic team of passionate and experienced individuals, most of whom work on a voluntary basis.  

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 Audrey Ditton
Family Liaison Officer

07772 101649

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Liz Rowe

County Chair

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Dr Neil Harris

Clinical & Safeguarding Lead

Could it be you?

Psychologist for Children

WE'RE HIRING

FCT Dorset are looking for experienced and compassionate child & family counsellors to join our team. If you are a Level 4 qualified counsellor, with 150+ post qualifying hours and a L5 Child & Young Persons qualification, we want to hear from you.

We offer a competitive rate per session as well as ongoing support & CPD. Please get in touch for more info. 

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Family Counselling Trust is fully funded by generous donors and funders. Can you help us continue to deliver mental health support to children and families in Dorset by making a donation? 

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