ECHO – Children and Young People’s Counsellor

Our Enhancing Children’s Healthy Opportunities is a programme of support for children and young people funded by Children in Need.

The ECHO counselling project is part of our fab children’s team here at Threshold-DAS at our eFIP, ‘early family intervention programme’ building.

We provide 1-1 counselling and therapeutic play for children ages 8yrs – 19yrs, who have been affected by the experience of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can be a frightening and confusing experience which affects many children. They can blame themselves, or develop negative thoughts and ideas about themselves which may stay for a lifetime if not approached. Children sometimes become the target of bullying and can develop coping mechanisms such as self-harm, substance misuse, or behaviour seen as challenging. We provide a safe 1-1 therapeutic counselling relationship where children can work through issues in confidence in a warm, friendly, non-judgemental environment; through counselling and therapeutic play, also offering small group work where useful. We aim to help young people build a better understanding of healthy relationships and their emotions, promoting respect, assertiveness and self-esteem; working towards ending the cycle of abuse.

For further information on ECHO or to discuss a referral, please email


To access our children’s website – ECHO – please click here! 

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