Funded Counselling

Help towards the cost of Relate counselling appointments

Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire is not in receipt of government funding. We ask for a financial contribution for our appointments.

We understand that the rising cost of living is deeply concerning and we strive to ensure funding will not be a barrier for you receiving support from Relate.

Please check your eligibility for funded counselling below or speak to one of our friendly team on 01305 380900 and we will let you know the options available to you.

Funded Counselling

We offer funded and part-funded services with the following partners.  If you think you might be eligible for financial support please contact the relevant funder, and they will talk you through the process.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity - relationship support for serving and veterans, reservists and their dependents.

Seafarers -  for fisher fleet and Merchant Navy personnel and their families - couples, family, young people counselling or psychosexual therapy. This applies to Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleet and Sea Cadets.

Royal Air Force Benevolent Trust - relationship counselling for those in the RAF, currently serving or veterans, reservists and their dependents.

Bank Workers Charity - relationship counselling for current or former staff working in banks.

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) - relationship and family counselling for chartered accountants who are past or present members or students of ICAEW or ACA, and their dependents.

Grocery Aid - supporting personal and family relationships for current and recent former employees from the grocery trade, and their children.

The Brain Tumor Charity - funded adult relationship counselling for couples where one partner has a diagnosed brain tumour.

The Retail Trust - funded children's counselling available for those aged between 5-15, who are dependents of those working in the retail trade.

Licensed Trade Charity - funded counselling for couples and dependents of individuals who currently or have previously worked in the licensed trade industry (sale or distribution of alcohol). To access this funding, contact the Licensed Trade Charity on 0808 801 0550 and ask for Relate counselling.

Leonardo Trust - funded counselling for carers who are under 16.  Available in school or at home.

Schools - please speak to your school about the possibility of funded schools-based counselling.

When available, we can also offer some funding support to people experiencing financial hardship.

Don't worry alone – contact us to discuss what options may be available to you.

Call us on 01302 380900

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