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We specialise in working with children, young people and families, but also provide counselling for adults

  • TTL not for profit
  • Highly effective therapy
  • Highly valued service
  • Understands the needs
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Important Announcement

Announcement update: 05/01/2021

Time to Listen remains an essential therapeutic service. Therefore through the current national lockdown we remain open to new referrals and continue to provide face to face (in-the-room) sessions within stringent COVID-19 safety measures. We also provide remote/online sessions if preferred.

COVID-19 resources for children, young people and families

COVID-19 guidance on supporting children and young people

An educational story for children and young people to help them understand safety during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Trauma Dynamics — information regarding the dynamics and avoidance of trauma from Coronavirus – pdf format.

An independent review of the needs, experiences and outcomes of the children supported by social care.

On 15 January 2021 the government launched the independent review of children’s social care. This review will be independently led and offer a once in a generation opportunity to tackle the issues which affect children, young people and families with lived experience of children’s social care. This is a tremendous opportunity to think radically about safely supporting children to remain within their families as well as getting the right support and outcomes for children in kinship, foster or residential care. This needs a joined up cross-government and cross-sector approach so that corporate parents can provide the best possible start in life for the most vulnerable children as well as supporting them into adulthood.

It is really important that the review team hear from children and care experienced adults as well as professionals. This isn’t an easy time to undertake such an important review, but caring for children in care and care leavers goes on whatever the pandemic throws at everyone. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to engage in a real dialogue about and with children to support the review team and government to build a better future for all.

If you are someone who has had a social worker (either yourself or a child in your care) then there is opportunity for you to have a voice in this review. There is an online application form to complete which must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday 5th February 2021.

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/independent-review-of-childrens-social-care

We are here to help you.

So, what is Time To Listen?

We are here to help you with your worries, troubles, anger and anything else that is getting in the way of you just being happy. It is a place to talk about the big things that might be causing you to get upset or feel bad. Sometimes the big things might be because of school, family or friends.
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Adoption Support Service

Time to Listen is here to help you talk about your feelings, thoughts and troubles and help you make good choices for yourself, all the way through the adoption process.
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We employ a wide range of therapy and counselling methods.

Counselling & Therapy

Time to Listen employs a wide range of Counselling and Therapy models, each adapted to the client, be it child, young person, adult, family or a situation such as a school. From EMDR to Family Systems Therapy to Anger Management Workshops amongst others, we are able to use the most appropriate pathway to get to the destination.

We offer training to both individuals and organisations.


Our expertise, developed by Time to Listen members over many years, enables us to offer training to individuals and organisations, including schools. The benefit of sound training is to be found in the confidence of subsequent working methods, and helps in being both effective in outcome and in terms of cost.

Our support adds value to your efforts.


By offering effective support, we can help magnify the efforts of others. From individual clients, to families and organisations, good support bridges potential crisis points, and adds value to work being done. This allows each person to concentrate on what really matters, without distractions and unnecessary worry.