Colliton Street Psychotherapy Services Ltd

Dorchester TrustPlease help us to help others in Dorset

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.

Distressed man

10% of mothers and 6% of fathers in the UK have mental health problems at any given time.

Distressed child



"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.

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.

PLEASE help us to sustain this service.

You can donate via
or by clicking on the below link 'make a gift aid donation'.



Gift Aid

Make a single, monthly or annual donation and boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate by clicking here 

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Why not become a Friend of the Trust?

Would you like to help support DTCP in working with people who need counselling but can't afford to pay privately? If so, why not consider becoming a friend of the Trust?

There are a variety of ways in which you can help:

  • Make a one-off or monthly donation to us via our My Donate page at
  • Offer your skills voluntarily (i.e. property maintenance, IT) or tell us about the skills you would like to offer.
  • Organise a fundraising event - this could be anything from a cake sale to a marathon!
  • Offer your support at fundraising events - we'll contact you if we are planning an event to see how you can help.
  • Consider leaving a donation to DTCP in your will.
  • How about asking for donations to DTCP in memory of someone or in place of presents for a wedding or other special occasion? We are included in the suggested charities for local company No Presents Please and you can find out more about this via . Find us on page 34!

If you become a friend of DTCP, we promise to:

  • Acknowledge your support
  • Use your donation effectively (if you make a donation)
  • Respond promptly to questions about our non-client related work
  • Respect your right to privacy and treat all personal information in confidence.

If you would like to become a friend of the Trust, please contact We'd be delighted to hear from you!



Colliton Street Psychotherapy Services Ltd.
1 Colliton Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XH