The Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a registered charity which was set up in 2005. It is a small Charity providing up to two years of therapy or counselling on a once a week basis to those people living within travelling distance of Dorchester who cannot afford a private fee.
We offer the opportunity for clients to explore in a careful way difficulties and predicaments in the present which may stem from past hurts and conflicts. Issues that we may be able to help with include: trauma either in childhood or later in life; sexual or physical abuse; relationship problems; reduced confidence; low or depressed mood; anxiety; bereavement and loss; adverse life events; post-natal depression.
Please be aware that as of June 2017 and because of a recent increase in demand for our low cost counselling/therapy service we presently have very limited availability amongst our volunteer counsellors to see new clients.
If however you would like to discuss whether DTCP may be able to offer you a service now or in the future please do call us on the number below or complete the online enquiry form.
A proportion of the counsellors and therapists who work for the Trust are trainees and so we may not be able to help if your difficulties are of a severe and enduring nature and/ or if you have previously received help and treatment from the Community Mental Health Service.
“I found the sessions immensely helpful: the ongoing support, talking through my problems, anxieties and indeed anything on my mind in a safe atmosphere. This helped me to discover some ways of coping with difficulties I experience in life”
" I cannot get over how free I feel in my life, how good it is to enjoy life properly at last"
We are not able to offer a crisis service. If you need help urgently, please contact your GP.
The Samaritans can also offer support on 116 123.
For enquiries, please call 01305 259212. There is an answer phone - please leave a message and someone will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
Please also find us and other Counsellors in the area by clicking on this link Counselling Directory
Other services and agencies that are available locally and nationally that may be of interest to people can be found using the following link
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers. They can help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS.
You can find your nearest PALS office on the NHS Choices website.