Counselling Information Trust (registered charity)

Lower Parkstone (Ashley Cross)
BH14 0JD

01202 722336

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About us

Counselling Information Trust is a registered charity. We used to be known as Alliance Counselling.
We are able to offer free or very low-cost counselling to people who cannot afford private counselling.
We have been in existence for over 8 years now, working from peaceful premises in Ashley Cross.
We see adults and young people (minimum age 16) and we also work with couples.
When you contact us, either by phone or email, we will arrange an initial assessment for you and that will enable us to decide if we think we are the best place for you, otherwise we will help you find somewhere more suitable.
We initially offer short-term counselling but there is also the potential to work longer term if we believe this would help you.
The counsellors who work for the service are very carefully chosen and we aim to provide the best possible service to our clients. As well as supervision for the counsellors there are also regular in house training sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

All counsellors in the service are appropriately qualified and CRB checked, they are all members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and receive regular supervision from BACP accredited supervisors.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


There is no payment required if you cannot afford to pay.
Otherwise we negociate a donation with you based on what you can easily afford.

Further information

If you make contact with us by phone or email an appointment for an initial assessment can be made to determine whether this service is right for you.
We are in Ashley Cross and easily reached by public transport - bus or train. There is a public car park opposite our premises.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH14 0JD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


We offer appointments between 8am and 8pm, Mondays - Fridays