The Dove Service


The Dove Service offers 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. Notes
  • Creadble provider: YES
  • Creadble access: NO
  • Creadble employer: NO

Access Card Notes

We have a specific Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which was last reviewed 22nd February 2016 in which we recognise the Equality Act 2010. All Members of the Dove Service – Trustees, CEO, Managers, Employees, Licenced Counsellors, Volunteers, etc share responsibility for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Contact details

The Dove Service The Dudson Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands, ST1 5DD
Phone: 0300 102 3683

Standing and Queueing

Our core service doesn't involve standing or queuing for long periods. We also have a telephone counselling service for those struggling to get to us.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Our Head Office has a lift, refuge points and no steps in the office. Most of our outreach locations are on the ground floor. Clients would be advised of accessibility when the appointment was made. We also have the option of telephone counselling for those who are really going to struggle getting into the service.

Short Distances

Short distance
We have our Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent and we have outreaches in other locations, which can be viewed on our website. Some of our projects fund home visits and there is also telephone counselling for those struggling with travelling into the service. This can all be discussed when an appointment is made.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
We welcome assistance dogs, if required. We will provide water. Our Head Office has a grassed area nearby that could be used for toileting needs.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Counselling is usually done on a one-to-one basis. At our Head Office companions can wait in the waiting area. At other locations this would need to be discussed. Companions can come into the counselling room at the clients request.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We have a series of videos that epeople can access so that they can listen to information about our service, if they struggle visually. We also offer large print and easy read versions of all our documentation

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
We can work with sign language interpreters if required. We also have extensive written material that clients can access - counselling agreement, information leaflets, assessment tools, website, etc.