Counselling Session Contributions

Cogwheel Counselling is a registered charity that provides counselling services for those who need counselling support and on all levels of income.

Cogwheel asks clients to contribute (based on annual household income) toward the cost of each counselling session. Higher income clients are asked to make a session contribution which covers the full cost of providing a session. Cogwheel receives some funding from donations and grants which enables the Charity to provide counselling at reduced cost and supported (affordable) counselling to those on low and limited incomes.

Clients are asked to make a one-off payment for registration and the service which also includes your assessment appointment.

Registration and assessment

There are three levels of contribution for the registration and assessment fee:

Individual counselling (adults and children)

  • £20 for clients who are unwaged or with income below £19,999*
  • £40 for clients with income between £20,000 and £34,999
  • £60 for clients with income over £35,000 per annum

 

Relationship and family counselling

  • £30 for clients who are unwaged or with income below £19,999*
  • £50 for clients with income between £20,000 and £34,999
  • £70 for clients with income over £35,000 per annum
 
This one-off contribution needs to be paid please before the assessment takes place.
 
* A reduction in cost of up to £10 is available from the Cogwheel Counselling Support Fund (subject to funds being available) in cases of financial hardship.

Counselling session contributions

Your session contribution rate will reflect your annual household income, and this will be agreed at your assessment consultation.

We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, and you might feel that the contribution rate scale does not reflect what is affordable for you. If you believe there are exceptional circumstances we need to take into account, we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Individual counselling (adults and children)

Session contribution rates

Household incomeContribution rate
UP TO £19,999*£25 (reductions available
£20,000 - £24,999£30
£25,000 - £29,999£35
£30,000 - £34,999£45
£35,000 - £49,999£50
£50,000+ £60

Supported counselling

Available for clients with household income of less than £19,999. The minimum session contribution is £25, which can be reduced if needed to

  • by up to £10 if in employment
  • by up to £15 if on benefits or receiving a combination of employment income and benefits

This support is available from the Cogwheel Counselling Support Fund (subject to funds being available) and which tops up to the minimum session contribution amount of £25

Relationship and family counselling

Household incomeContribution rate
UP TO £19,999*£30 (reduction available)
£20,000 - £24,999£37.50
£25,000 - £29,999£45
£30,000 - £34,999£52.50
£35,000+£60

*A reduction in cost of up to £15 is available from the Cogwheel Counselling Support Fund (subject to funds being available)

How many counselling sessions will I receive?

Cogwheel is able to offer you up to 20 counselling sessions at your agreed contribution rate.

Clients wishing to extend beyond 20 sessions will need to pay the following rates:

  • £60 for individual counselling (adults and children)
  • £65 for relationship or family counselling

How will I pay for my sessions?

We won’t ask for a payment until we are able to offer you an initial assessment appointment. In order to secure your assessment, you will be given access to your dedicated client portal to make a payment online.

Payments for counselling are made in advance of each session. You will receive an email with a link taking you to your client portal where you will be able to pay for your upcoming session.

What if somebody else is paying for my counselling?

Cogwheel does accept insurance or other third-party payments, and arrangements for this must be made before your counselling begins. Where counselling sessions are being funded by another organisation or insurance company, we request that payments are made at the following rates:

  • £60 for individual counselling (adults and children)
  • £65 for relationship or family counselling