Listening Ear is a registered charity and growing social enterprise with its headquarters in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Listening Ear began in 1993 as a ‘reflective listening’ service run by community volunteers. The service grew and Listening Ear’s adult counselling became the first service in Merseyside to achieve Accredited status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), becoming a registered charity in 2006.

We now provide support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse or facing separation and traumatic loss, counselling for adults with mild to moderate mental health problems, friendship after bereavement groups, counselling for work based mental health issues, support for looked after children and their carers, and AMPARO, a unique suicide prevention and postvention service which is the largest in the country.

Our services are focused on impact and we are proud of the difference we make to people’s lives. Our service is expanding rapidly and we operate in locations across the country.

If you’re not sure which service you need, or if you have any questions, please get in touch. We’re here to help.

T: 0151 488 6648

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Charity no. 1117324
Company no. 5999650
VAT No. 195 043 111
BACP Accreditation No. 102805