Rt. Rev Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne becomes a patron

We are thrilled to welcome the Right Reverend Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne as one of our patrons! The Rt Revd Gorham commented, “With increasing demand for Counselling services and issues of mental health in individuals there is a real need to continue to highlight the work of charities which promote care and wellbeing. I […]

DTCP in the news!

We were so pleased that our key worker counselling scheme has appeared in local media recently! Take a look at the articles via the following links: Dorset Echo: Key workers receive free counselling from Dorchester charity | Dorset Echo Dorchester Nub News: Dorchester charity helps 89 key workers with free counselling sessions | dorchester.nub.news  Keep […]

DTCP’s Key Worker Counselling Scheme – COVID Support

Our free counselling for key worker scheme was set up in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to offer support to local key workers because of the increased stress and pressure on them during a very challenging time. We provided up to six free sessions and in exceptional circumstances 12 sessions. Key points: […]

Exploring Sibling Issues in Therapy with Val Parker – Saturday 9th October 2021

15 delegates enjoyed the Exploring Sibling Issues in Therapy with Val Parker workshop on Saturday 9th October in Dorchester.   This was an interactive day workshop in which Val shared ideas from her recent book A Group-Analytic Exploration of the Sibling Matrix: How Siblings Shape our Lives (Routledge 2020) and encouraged us to deepen our engagement […]

DTCP awarded grant from People’s Postcode Lottery

We are so grateful to have received a generous grant of £5,000 from People’s Postcode Lottery- Postcode Local Trust! This money will support our important work providing low-cost counselling of up to one year to local people in need of help. Postcode Local Trust: www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk People Postcode Lottery: www.postcodelottery.co.uk

Dorchester Round Table donates £300 to DTCP

We were delighted to receive a £300 donation from Dorchester Round Table to pay for our CORE licence which enables us to monitor clients’ progress. One of our wonderful trustees – Dave Lakins – met with the Chairman of Dorchester Round Table – Ralph Wheeler – on Saturday 15th May for the cheque presentation. Huge […]

DTCP’s Key Worker Counselling Scheme and Clinical Director nominated for award!

  We are very excited to hear that our Clinical Director Mary Lister Ashby and one of our wonderful counsellors Lee Ramos have been nominated in the BBC Radio 4 2021 All in the Mind Awards for their work in the DTCP Key Worker Counselling Scheme! You can read more about the awards at https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/2pc…/all-in-the-mind-awards-2021

DTCP joins Dorset charities thanking Casterbridge Rotary for the Christmas Raffle

More than £9,000 was raised for local good causes from Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club’s 2020 Christmas draw. The annual event has been running since 2004 and this year has been particularly hard on groups as fundraising has been incredibly difficult. The draw involves various charities or groups selling raffle tickets, with every penny raised by […]