Funds run dry for free play therapy and young people’s counselling

Increased demand for our play therapy and young people counselling has exhausted funds for our free services.

All funding for the Centre’s Talktime and Play Therapy services – including £112,000 awarded by Children In Need earlier this year – has been fully committed.

“We will continue to offer these services but reluctantly, we must now withdraw the service as a free service with immediate effect across Bedfordshire,” says CEO Angela Foll.

The Centre’s Board of Trustees has agreed to release some reserves enabling us to offer bursaries in a limited number of cases to support those that are unable to pay the full hourly rate. But regrettably now most parents will have to pay for the service.

Also, as a result of the increased demand waiting times for counselling have grown. Says Angela: “At Relate, the waiting time for play therapy and young people counselling has increased to months rather than weeks.”

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