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Beacon Counselling Trust (BCT) is a North West based education, treatment and support charity, which employs fully qualified therapists who have extensive experience working in the area of mild to moderate mental health to support individuals on our Merseyside based suicide bereavement programme and our North West based gambling harms programme. Beacon Counselling Trust was awarded charitable status in 2010.

BCT works in a strictly confidential manner and adheres to strict professional guidelines that include a Code of Ethics as set out by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). All our therapists hold enhanced DBS certificates.

What we offer

Our services

Free treatment and support to those affected by gambling-related harms

One of our core services is to offer free treatment and support to those affected by gambling-related harms, including partners, family members and friends. Our main office and training facility is based in Liverpool. However, we also provide this service across the North West of England. We offer counselling sessions via the telephone, face to face and video calls.

Paul’s Place specialist suicide bereavement programme

We provide the Paul’s Place specialist suicide bereavement programme. The largest of its kind in the UK, offering much needed and immediate support to those bereaved by the catastrophic issue of suicide. This is a special, unique and essential service, available to service users in the Merseyside area.

Free educational workshops

At Beacon we offer free educational workshops to any organisations that work with young people aged 11 - 19 years. This includes schools and youth organisations within the statutory and voluntary sectors as well as free bespoke CPD accredited training. To professionals who engage young people from a range of disciplines, with an emphasis on safeguarding children and young people. 

Our offer

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Where we are heading

Our purpose

We aim to make life better for individuals and families who access our services because we believe passionately that people can change their behaviour and their lives through professionally delivered structured support and experience and embrace a different way of living even after the most catastrophic of life changing events.

what we plan to do

Our objectives

To work with people from all backgrounds and ages to deal with their individual mental health problems

To offer support through face to face, telephone, group work and therapeutic intervention

To offer an individually tailored approach to dealing with an individual’s mental health issues

What drives us

Our values

We are...




Responsive to people’s needs


How we see the future

Our vision

We are a vibrant organisation and aim to be working with more beneficiaries and become financially robust with income from a diverse range of sources. We aim to collaborate with existing and new like-minded partners, to be recognised for our services and work with our clients. As an organisation we will strive to innovate in all areas of service delivery and expand our client reach.

Paula Bell
Chair of Trustees

Our strategic vision

OUR STRATEGIC VISION for the future is to…

Build on the past,
Work in the present
and plan for the future.
How we performed

Our Impact Reports

We annually report on the progress of our programmes and what we have achieved. The reports outline the work we do, how we have developed since the last report, feedback from service users and much more. To view our impact reports, please click the Download button.

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Impact Report 2018-19


Impact Report 2019-20


Impact Report 2020-22


Impact Report 2022-23

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