Who we are

Family Counselling Trust (FCT) is a registered mental health charity and company limited by guarantee and is led by an inspired Board of Trustees, who are supported by numerous workers, volunteers and advisers.

All trustees, workers, volunteers and advisers are deeply committed to serving children, young people and their
families in need of counselling.
FCT has: a Board of 9 trustees (including 4 mental health professionals); 8 advisers (including 6 medical advisers: psychiatrists and psychotherapists); 4 family liaison officers; around 80 therapists; support staff and volunteers.

Charitable Objects of FCT

• The relief of sickness and the preservation of health amongst people residing permanently or temporarily in the United Kingdom by providing financial assistance for, and facilitating access to mental health counselling, therapy and other such support services which are deemed charitable according to the laws of England and Wales.

• To advance the education of the public in the subject of mental health problems and treatments available.

• For the benefit of the public to advance the education of the the trainee practitioners enrolled on mental health counselling, therapy and/support or associated course in particular by providing financial assistance to assist them with the cost of training.


The Hon Robert Montagu, Chair
The Hon Catherine Boyd, Vice Chair
Peter Barrowcliff, Treasurer
Angus Crutchfield
Peter Currie
Ginny Dobson
Dr Alison Sankey
Michael Sheldon
Humphrey Walwyn


Sue Eley
Dr Neil Harris
Alan Hudson
Shan Tate
Julie Tilsed
Emma Treichl
Mary Tucker

Family Liaison Officers

Helen Marton/Sarah Surgey – BANES (Bath & North East Somerset)
Myra Viggers – Dorset
Jane Peacock – Hampshire
Claire Davey – Somerset
Liz Sirman – Wiltshire

Chief Executive

Rosalind Miller BEM


HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell
Lady Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Marjorie Wallace CBE, CEO of SANE
Roger Graef OBE

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Reg. Charity No: 1112739 Reg. Company No: 5496551 Registered Address: 16 Wadebridge Sq, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AX

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