Counselling & Support Services

Alice House Hospice’s Counselling & Support Service is dedicated to helping people live with loss. Our service is a specialist centre for bereavement support and is open to children, young people and adults in the Hartlepool and East Durham area.

About Grief

When someone close to you dies it is normal to grieve. Everyone’s grief is unique and coming to terms with the loss of someone you love can be very lonely and confusing. For many people the support of friends and relatives helps them to adjust but sometimes it can be difficult to find a way through the complexities of grief.

For further information about grief see the Facing Grief Leaflet in our Resources and Information Leaflets area of the website.

The Counselling & Support Service offers people:

  • One to one adult counselling
  • One to one adult support
  • Counselling and support for children and young people
  • Support and guidance for schools
  • Monthly support group for bereaved parents of adult children

Referring People for Bereavement Support

Following a referral, a member of the Counselling & Support Team will carry out an initial assessment to determine whether the service can help and what is the most appropriate form of support.

Referrals can be made by a GP or other health or social care professional involved with a particular individual; we also accept self-referrals. For children or young people this could also be someone involved in their education.

For further information about this service please Contact Us or telephone a member of our Counselling & Support Team on 01429 855550.


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Sarah Barker and a group of friends are competing in the Manchester Marathon on 2 April to raise funds for Alice House Hospice in memory of Sarah’s Mam, Elizabeth Dobell.

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