The Alder Centre

How we support bereaved children

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We have a team of counsellors who are all experienced and have received additional training in counselling children and young people. They are also specialisists in child bereament, loss and grief.

We work with children and young people on a one to one basis, or alongside their parents and/or siblings according to their needs. Individual support is usually offered for children aged four years and above, and therapeutic support for younger children will be offered by our team working collaboratively with parents and carers.

The length of the sessions can vary according to the needs and age of the individual, from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. The number of sessions offered is based on each individual's needs.

Our team works creatively drawing on a wide variety of resources to help bereaved children with their grief. These sessions usually take place at the Alder Centre and may include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Sand play
  • Therapeutic play
  • Therapeutic music
  • Talking therapy 

Our team also offers support and training to organisations, including schools, affected by the loss of a child.

**Covid-19 Update Our face to face sessions with children are now running again, though online sessions are also still available, if required**

Contact us on

or 0151 252 5391

We are available on weekdays 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

Find us

Our new Alder Centre building is next to the new Sunflower House building, just off Eaton Road. Face to face sessions are now running again, though online/ telephone sessions are also still available, if required.


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