Donations to the service, no matter how big or small, allow us to subsidise those who without our help could not afford to take the steps to get the support they need.
By supporting GCS, your generous gift helps us in many ways:
- Giving £20 to GCS will help fund a counselling session for someone unable to afford it for themselves.
- By donating £50 your money will go towards helping someone take that first step and register for counselling.
- £100 of donated money will fund a child and family assessment and a first session.
- £1000 will fund 20 sessions of counselling to support a child or adult who has suffered bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence or complex trauma.
COVID_19 Impact Urgent Fundraising
Each year we provide over 10,000 counselling sessions to children, young people, families, couples and individual adults in a whole range of circumstances – anxiety, self-harm, trauma, abuse or relationship issues. Our care is outstanding and matters greatly to the community, now more than ever – we aim never to turn anyone in need away.
A recent dramatic increase in numbers, particularly from victims of domestic and sexual violence has meant 86% of people coming to us are from deprived backgrounds and unable to pay for counselling, and we are already struggling to meet this demand.
In the first quarter of 2020/21 we have already subsidised £47,000 for the adult service, and if this level of subsidy is maintained over the full year, we are estimated to subsidise £190,000 over 2020/21.
Any amount given will always be gratefully received and will allow us to continue the work we do, help to develop our services and make them available to everyone.
How to Donate
You can donate online using the form below, or telephone our team on 01453 766310 and make a donation using a debit/credit card, or you can send a cheque made out to ‘Gloucestershire Counselling Service’
If you are a UK taxpayer, giving under Gift Aid means more money can be raised at no extra cost to the donor.
Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by 25% because we can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you.