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“When my doctor recommended therapy, I thought, ‘how can I afford that?’ £15.00 is quite a lot out of my weekly income, but it’s a whole lot better than the £55.00 I was quoted by one agency.”

St martin's Counselling Service was established 18 years ago out of a concern that too few people could afford the professional therapy they needed.  With the continued squeeze on incomes in Birmingham, it is more important than ever that we remain true to our original aim or providing low-cost therapy.

But contributing to the emotional health and well-being of the city comes at a cost. While we charge some clients just £10.00 for a counselling session, it actually costs us over £45.00 to provide. 

Without our commitment to subsidising the service, many hundreds of our clients would be denied therapy, exposing them to mental and physical ill health.

We continue to drive down our costs by working as efficiently as possible.  Nonetheless, our service depends on revenue from contracted services and charitable donations. Your donations help us to fund the difference, ensuring our services are available to people who need it at the lowest points in their lives.