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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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Time to Listen are dependant upon charitable funds and fundraising to ensure counselling and therapeutic services are accessible to local children, young people and families who would otherwise be unable to access such support.

This is particularly important as demand upon our services is ever-growing. You can donate here:

Our Vision Statement

β€œTo be the leading centre of therapeutic counselling services, recognised for the warmth, understanding and continuous development of its team of exceptional counsellors/therapists who enable children, young people, adults and families to personally develop and thrive.”

March 2023


Referrals to Time to Listen

We do accept self-referrals on a privately funded basis as well as referrals by professionals where funding for therapy can be externally sourced (for example through the adoption and special guardian support fund (ASGSF), schools and colleges and via health and social care commissioning arrangements).

Please note: At the current time we are unable to offer free, charitable funded therapy provided by our qualified therapists.

Please contact us to discuss potential referrals on 07377 979950.

Student Counselling Placements

We offer Student Counsellor and Trainee Psychotherapy Placements within Time to Listen CIC. Our most recent placement opportunities were filled in April 2024. Please continue to visit this website for further information on future placement vacancies which will be placed, here. Alternatively, please email us to make an enquiry regarding future placements. Our email address is: -



We do not have any training currently pending. Please continue to visit our website for future training news and updates.

Contact phone number update

Please note that our contact number has changed, and is now

07377 979950

Time to Listen Videos

Gail Thornton of Time to Listen hosts a series of videos which explain and add context to the counselling methods and thoughts that underpin the therapy they undertake. There is a pay to view video, 'Understanding, Helping and Supporting Children and Adolescents who Self-Harm' and a series of free to view videos all to be found here

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.