Counselling and bereavement services

Counselling services

Life can be hard at the best of times, but sometimes we need a little extra help. The counselling services listed below can provide you or a family member with support to help them come to terms with what is going on in their life.

  • Childline – free 24hr counselling service for support with issues which cause distress or concern to children and young people, including: child abuse, bullying, depression, substance misuse, parental separation and pregnancy.
  • – offers online counselling, support and advice to children and young people on a variety of issues.
  • Relate – is the UK’s largest provider of relationship counselling, family counselling and counselling to children and young people.
  • Relate young people counselling – this service is for children and young people aged 5 – 18, who are experiencing difficult family changes such as parental separation or divorce, step-families, illness, bereavement, siblings and arguments between family members.
  • Samaritans – is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
  • Safeline – is a registered charity specialising in providing support to survivors and their families of sexual abuse, rape and associated issues (e.g. emotional and psychological) across Warwickshire and Coventry. They provide a helpline, counselling, support groups, befriending, and training. Independent sexual violence advisors are available. Training to health/social care professionals and employers also provided.
  • Assist Trauma Care – is an independent charity providing support for anyone dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the after-effects of trauma.
  • North Warwickshire Counselling Service – is a voluntary organisation providing high quality, confidential counselling to residents in North Warwickshire.

Bereavement services

Bereavement counselling can help people who are having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one. The services listed below can provide you and your family with support and advice.

  • Winston’s Wish – is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. They offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.
  • Child Bereavement UK – gives specialised support, advice and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – gives support and advice to anyone who has been affected by bereavement, helping them to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
  • Parentchannel TV – Coping with bereavement – looks at the reactions young children may have to the death of someone close, and offers some tips and advice on how to support them and help them understand.
  • The Laura Centre – offers bereavement counselling to anyone who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a child and for any child or young person up to the age of 25 who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a parent or carer.
  • The Shakespeare Hospice – offers support to children and their families in South Warwickshire when someone is affected by a life limiting illness or has died. Any parent, grandparent, carer, teacher, health or social care professional can refer to the service. Young people over the age of 16 can refer themselves. To make a referral or for further information please contact Alison Burford on 01789 266852 or email:
  • Rosie Crane Trust – supports bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age.
  • Guys Gift – offers bereavement support to children and young people around Warwickshire.
  • Coping with a miscarriage
  • NHS Coping with a still birth

Counselling and bereavement services was last updated on October 16, 2018.