The Dove Service
The Dove Service works across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire offering counselling and support to those struggling with the impact of bereavement, significant loss, or life changing/limiting illness.
Our counselling services provide a safe, confidential environment to explore all aspects of loss. We can work with you, whether you yourself are experiencing a loss or if you are struggling to cope with a loss involving your family, carers, a friend or something else that has impacted you personally.
Through timely and appropriate intervention and support many people benefit from our counselling services.
‘The Dove Service provides BACP accredited counselling services and works within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy’.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Dove Service was established in 1984.
We offer clinical excellence in counselling and support for bereavement and loss. We are one of only a handful of organisations to have achieved BACP Accreditation and ISO 9001 quality standards for our counselling services. All our qualified counsellors are on the BACP Register of Counsellors.
Our senior management team are all accredited counsellors with the BACP.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life-changing illness; Significant Loss
Some of our services are provided free at the point of delivery.