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You are not alone
 

If you're a young person looking for help, you're in the right place.

Our friendly Family Liaison Officer in your area will be able to help you. Please follow the steps below: 

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STEP 1

The following boxes describe who we can help.  

If you're not sure what it is you're feeling or don't know which box you fit into, go straight to Step 2. 

If you are in severe distress or immediate danger, please call 999. 

 If you're a child or young person who is:

  • Feeling down or low

  • Feeling worried about things 

  • Feeling unhappy with your body, or confused about food

  • Finding your emotions difficult to deal with

  • Being bullied or having trouble getting on with others

  • Skipping school

  • Feeling upset or worried about things going on at home or in your family

  • Finding it hard to speak with your parents/family

  • Hurting your body in some way

  • Worried about using drugs or alcohol

  • Finding your disability or illness difficult to cope with

  • Worried that another person might have acted towards you inappropriately or in a sexual manner 

  • Feeling confused about your gender or sexuality

  • Feeling worried or under pressure because of social media

 Who we can help 

​Children and young people who generally have more complex or long-term disorders will need more specialist help, so FCT cannot treat the following conditions: 

  • Severe depression

  • Severe anxiety and obsessional behaviour

  • Psychosis

  • Severe challenging behaviour, conduct disorder

  • Risky, dangerous or suicidal behaviour

  • Severe substance misuse

  • Children who are looked after by the Local Authority

  • Children on a Child Protection Plan/Order

  • Severe post traumatic disorder difficulties

  • Severe learning disability

 

Please be aware that we are unable to accept any requests for help where there are current concerns about your safety and action is needed to protect you from harm. If you believe you are being abused, mistreated or harmed, please contact NSPCC here

If you are not sure if you fall under one of these categories, you can go to Step 2 to speak to the Family Liaison Officer.​

 Who we can't help 

STEP 2

Select which county you live in below. 

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Dorset referral
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STEP 3
DORSET

Dorset FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers. For more information or discuss  how we can help please contact

flo-dorset@familycounsellingtrust.org or 07513 808849

 

What happens next?

Hampshire referral
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STEP 3
HAMPSHIRE

Hampshire FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers.

For more information or to discuss how we can help please contact 

flo-hampshire@familycounsellingtrust.org or call 07754 253382 

What happens next?

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STEP 3
SOMERSET

Somerset FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers.

 

For more information or to discuss how we can help please contact 

flo-somerset@familycounsellingtrust.org or call 07513 808849

Somerset referral

What happens next?

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WILTSHIRE

Wiltshire FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers. 

For more information or to discuss how we can help please contact:

flo-wiltshire@familycounsellingtrust.org or 07375 535407

Wiltshie referrals

What happens next?

We will be in touch with you soon. In the meantime, please watch our video and read the FAQs below:

FAQs
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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