The Alder Centre

Working with children

We have a team of counsellors who are all experienced and have received additional training in counselling children and young people.

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.


Contact us on 0151 252 5391

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

Find us

The Alder Centre has temporarily moved to the old Alder Hey hospital and is easily accessible from Alder Road. Our postal address is:

The Alder Centre
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Eaton Road
Liverpool
L12 2AP 

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