The Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a small charity that offers counselling and psychotherapy on a once week basis for up to two years for those who usually have had short-term help via the NHS.
In England, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem and are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
In 2013, 6,233 suicides were recorded in the UK for people ages 15 and over. Of these 78% were male and 22% female.
10% of mothers and 6% of fathers in the UK have mental health problems at any given time.
"I think the service allows a lot of people to be able to receive long term treatment when in 'normal' circumstances we wouldn't be able to continue due to expenses. I feel the service is amaxing and has saved my life. My therapist has saved me. I owe her everything"
D We raise money from clients' weekly donations and keep a tight budget, endeavouring to be self sufficient. Small charities have been struggling to raise money in the economic climate.
T The charity was set up in 2005 by a group of like-minded therapists and counsellors who share the wish to make sessions available to those who cannot afford private help. Therapists offer their time freely to Trust clients.
C The costs include payment of the Clinical Director and Administrator. And payment to clinical assesors, senior therapists or counsellors who initially meet with clients to ensure that the service is appropriate for them. In addition, we pay mentors who run monthly mentor groups for practitioners to provide support and advice and for the CORE evaluation system.
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