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Financial Support

Our mission is to ensure that everyone can access the counselling services they need, irrespective of their financial situation. Through our partnerships with Walsall Council, NHS Trust and Being You Therapy, we can cover up to 90% of your counselling costs, meaning you only need to pay the remaining 10%. This initiative aims to remove financial barriers and make professional mental health support accessible to all.
Overcoming Financial Hurdles

About the Scheme

Finding affordable and timely counselling can be challenging. While the NHS offers free counselling services, their waiting times can often be months long. Private counselling is an option, but it can be too expensive for many.

To address this, we have collaborated with three partners (Walsall Council, NHS Trust and Being You Therapy) to offer counselling sessions at a significantly reduced fee. This allows individuals who meet the criteria to receive high-quality mental health services at minimal cost. Our goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, has the opportunity to receive the support they need.

Who Can Apply

Criteria

To qualify for financial support, you must meet the following criteria:

Residency: You must be a resident of England.

Income: You must have an individual income of less than £25,000 per year or be receiving Universal Credit.

After you submit the referral form, we will process your information. As part of this process, you will be required to provide documentation to verify your financial status. This helps us ensure that the support reaches those who need it most.

How to Apply

Referral Form

If you’d like to apply for financial assistance for yourself or on behalf of someone else, please complete the referral form. Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to email us at referral@restorationtherapy.co.uk.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What kind of problems can counselling help you with?

    People find counselling helpful for different reasons including, but not limited to,

    • Abuse
    • Addiction
    • Anger
    • Anxiety and stress
    • Bereavement and loss
    • Carer responsibilities
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Eating disorders
    • Family issues
    • Health issues
    • Identity issue
    • Major life changes
    • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
    • Phobias and fears
    • Redundancy and work issues
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Sexuality
    • Trauma
    • Violence
    • Worry
    Will the counsellor give you advice?
    Your counsellor is not there to give you advice, tell you what to do or judge you in any way. The aim of counselling is to help you come to your own decision(s) because only you know how you feel in any given situation.
    What if I miss a scheduled appointment?
    We appreciate life can throw unexpected curveballs. If you're unable to attend, please let us know at the earliest opportunity. However, if you don't provide a minimum of 48 hours notice, you'll be charged at the session's full rate.
    What happens during the initial assessment?

    It will usually start with quite boring admin, like filling in the necessary forms with your personal details. We'll also ask you to talk a bit about why you're coming to counselling and what you hope to get out of it.

    Additionally, initial assessments are a chance for you to check if we're the right fit for you. You might want to ask:

    • What's the waiting time?
    • What type of counselling do you offer?
    • What will a typical session be like?
    • Can you offer evening/weekend appointments?
    • Can I see a male/female counsellor?

    It may be worth writing your questions down and bringing them with you; it's easy to forget them once you're actually in there.

    What is CBT?

    Defined by the NHS, "Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave."

    It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression is the main problem. It is the most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression and can be as effective as antidepressants.

    However, it can also be used to treat several other mental health challenges. For more information about how CBT works, click here to visit NHS online.

    What's the difference between talking to a friend and talking to a counsellor?

    Sometimes talking to a friend can be helpful, and counsellors often encourage clients to speak with their family and friends. However, there are some disadvantages to using friends as your only confidants and support. Learn more about the differences between talking with your counsellor and a friend.

    How soon will I start to notice things getting better?
    Although it will probably take a little while for you to experience recovery from the problems that led you to seek out treatment, you'll likely notice some improvements early on.

    Many clients will notice some gains in their general sense of wellbeing after just a few sessions. These early improvements may include increased hope and optimism, the relief that comes from sharing your challenges, and knowing that there is a way to overcome them.

    Although these early gains are a good sign, they do not always signify lasting change. It typically takes continued sessions and effort to notice a more enduring reduction in your symptoms and for things to get back to normal in your life (i.e., at work or school, with family and friends).
    Is everything I say confidential?
    All information disclosed in therapy sessions is treated as confidential. However, there are specific instances in which it may be necessary to breach confidentiality. These are very rare, and we will discuss them in your first session. We will, wherever possible, inform you before taking this action.
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    Our mission is to enable this
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    Book your first appointment
    Fast and secure payments
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