Costs

 

Although the Bridge is a charity, it still costs a lot of money each month to be able to provide our counselling service.
Everyone is a volunteer but travelling expenses need to be paid; and then there is the telephone, rent, broadband, stationery, printers, computers etc. 



We simply cannot offer a free counselling service and, although we occasionally receive donations and gifts from a variety of sources, we still need to ask our clients for donations. Experience shows us that everyone can afford something: our clients need to be serious about coming for counselling and almost always, making a donation says something about how serious you are.



WHAT WILL COUNSELLING COST?



Your first visit is for an Initial Assessment. This is FREE.



If you decide to return, you will sign a contract providing up to 12 sessions. If you decide to make one payment for all 12, the cost of your donation will be £100.00



If you wish, you can donate at each session. We currently ask you to donate £10.00.



If you genuinely cannot donate that much we still expect you to donate what you can.

PLEASE REMEMBER – as a charity we can claim Gift Aid on your donations. Gift Aid doesn’t cost you any more but, if you are paying Income Tax at a rate which is more than the cost of your counselling, we can claim an additional amount, worth over 25% more.