Do you charge fees for counselling?

Our aim is to provide affordable counselling to people in the local community.

Fees for the initial assessment and ongoing counselling sessions are calculated on a sliding scale depending on overall household income, and individual circumstances.

You will be expected to pay for missed or cancelled sessions, except for those cancelled by the therapist.

We have a limited number of spaces available for free counselling, if you earn under £12,ooo per year please contact us to find out if you are eligible for free counselling. We will review eligibility on an individual basis.

How do I book an appointment?

You will need to contact us by phone or email and complete as self-referral form: see contact  page.

An appointment will be made for you to visit the counselling service for an initial meeting, which will last 1 – 1.5 hours. The cost of the assessment will be agreed when you make the appointment. The fee needs to be paid to the assessment counsellor on the day, and a receipt will be given to you.

What happens next?

The initial meeting will provide an opportunity for you to explore why you feel you need counselling at this time in your life, and to discuss whether or not counselling is the best form of help for you.

If you decide to continue, and we feel counselling could help, you will be offered regular weekly counselling sessions with the same counsellor. You will then be contacted by letter or by telephone, and given a start date for your counselling sessions.