Wellspring is a small charity and only able to offer subsidised counselling sessions thanks to donations, grants and fund-raising events. We don’t receive funding from the Government or the NHS. Each session costs Wellspring about £50 to provide. To make sure we can continue to provide sessions, we charge a fee for adult counselling and a suggested donation for 11 – 18 year olds.

Initial assessment

  • Young people aged 11 – 18 years: Initial assessment and ongoing counselling sessions – minimum suggested donation of £10 for each session.
  • Clients aged 19 – 25 years: Working full-time – the adults’ sliding scale of fees applies; please see below.
    Not working full time – minimum suggested donation per session: £10.
  • Clients aged over 19 years: Initial assessment – For an initial assessment session with a counsellor we make a non-refundable charge of £35. For those in receipt of qualifying benefits* this is reduced to £10.

Counselling Sessions

The fee for ongoing counselling is calculated according to your annual income. If you are unable to pay the suggested fee per session, please discuss this with us during your initial assessment and we will do our best to help. This is dependent on sufficient funds being available in our subsidy budget and will be decided on an individual basis.

  • Full-time students over 25 years (no income) – £10
  • Qualifying Benefits* – £10
  • Up to £30,000 – £25
  • £30,000 to £45,000 – £35
  • £45,000 and above – £40

Clients in receipt of benefits

We will ask you to provide proof of receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits, at your assessment session:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment