Mental health and wellbeing are essential to everyone and all of us deserve to live a life unhindered by emotional stresses.
Counselling and therapy are proven methods for improving mental health and wellbeing, interrupting negative cycles of behaviour, improving self-esteem and resilience. This in turn facilitates independence, employability and the capacity to relate positively to others within our communities.
At The Bower Tree we believe that access to counselling and therapy should not be limited by age, financial situation, ethnicity or social background and our mission is to address this by offering low cost (or in some cases free) counselling, therapy and wellbeing sessions to individuals, groups and families in Sussex.
Need for the services offered by The Bower Tree may include, but not be limited to: family breakdown, separation, divorce, financial difficulties, bereavement, loss, long term illness, stress, abuse, trauma, shock, having specific or additional needs, or a family member with a disability or illness.
Referrals for therapy may come from a GP, or another charitable organisation, or you may choose to self-refer.
The Bower Tree currently have three projects that may be of benefit to individuals and organisations:
‘Under The Bower Online’ – 10 low cost counselling or therapy sessions via video call. The low cost fee is £120 and this covers the cost of initial consultation, assessment and clinical supervision of the counsellor or therapist. The 10 sessions are free of charge.
‘Walk & Talk’ – 10 low cost, face to face counselling sessions outside whilst walking. The low cost fees are the same as those for the online video calls listed above.
‘Talk Freely- NHS’ – super low cost online counselling for NHS staff.
‘Talk Freely – Schools” – super low cost face to face counselling, for students at school or other educational settings.
Please note – all of the above projects are with therapists or counsellors needing to complete supervised clinical placement hours in their first years of practice.
If you wish to work with a qualified counsellor or therapist, the low cost rates are £25 per session, with a minimum booking of 5 sessions.
For information on how to get help or make a self- referral for therapy, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org