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Counselling for under 18's Ferndown
Dorset Mind

11 - 17 £15 per session In-person


Barns Road
Ferndown, BH22 8XH
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Project availability

The activity runs from 16 January 2023 to 16 January 2024. The Dorset Youth does not manage bookings for this activity and is not responsible for the delivery of the project. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation directly.

School Term
School Holidays
Bank Holidays

Date/time to be confirmed after the initial assessment.


Dorset Mind's young people (YP) service includes counselling for 11-17yr olds.  If you are 18 or over, you will be referred to Dorset Mind’s adult services for counselling.

When we receive your referral, we will contact you to book an online assessment, to confirm if we are the right service for you. After this, you will be offered weekly counselling sessions, for up to 6 weeks and each session will be 50 minutes. When the service is busy, there may be a waiting period before your counselling sessions begin.

We have face-to-face counselling in some locations but also offer online counselling sessions. Sessions are either run from a private and confidential space or on a secure online platform. You can discuss this during your online assessment.

Cost of counselling sessions

Our counselling service is self-funded and, for the service to continue, it is necessary to charge a fee.

The initial assessment session is free, following your initial assessment you will be signposted to the most appropriate service/counsellor.

  • Free Assessment (confidential) – Young Person's Team Leader
  • £15 per session – with a Qualified Counsellor doing additional training to work with young people
  • £30 per session – with a Qualified YP Counsellor

Payments for the sessions must be made in advance of the sessions and can be made by bank transfer, credit card or PayPal. We will send full details about how to make these payments after the initial assessment if you choose to have counselling sessions with us.

Current face to face locations include the following areas:

  • Christchurch, Somerford Arc
  • Dorchester, Quaker Meeting House, DT1 1LF
  • Ferndown, The Centre

You can discuss your options further at your assessment.

How to access this service

Please complete a referral form on our website

Dorset Mind's counselling service accepts referrals from parents, GP Practices and professionals working with young people, provided parental consent is given (for those 13 and under).


Dorset Mind

20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN


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