Funding & Charges

How we are funded

Relate West & Mid Kent is a member of the Relate Federation.  The central office in Doncaster receives limited funding from central government; however each Relate Centre around the country is an independent charity receiving no direct funding from the government. An Executive Committee of voluntary trustees has overall responsibility for deciding the strategic direction of the centre and for its financial management.

  • Kent County Council

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We receive funding for a Schools Counselling Project which is designed to increase school attendance and attainment in three schools in Kent.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council:

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We receive a grant to deliver a number of free sessions of Family Counselling and Young People’s Counselling for residents of Tonbridge & Malling borough.

  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council:

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We receive a contribution towards the Continuing Practitioner Development of our staff.

  • Maidstone Borough Council:

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We receive a contribution towards our rent at the Maidstone Community Centre. This enables us to continue offering our services at Maidstone.

  • Sevenoaks District Council:

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We receive a contribution towards training for our Counsellors in Sevenoaks.

Spring House

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We receive a contribution which is used to fund reduced rate sessions for all our services in all our centres.

 

Charges for Counselling

Relationship Counselling

Initial Consultation: £55

Ongoing Counselling: rated according to household income on a sliding scale – charges between £60 and £90 per session.  Please ask for details.

Family Counselling, Separating Couples and Psychosexual Therapy

First Session: £60

Ongoing Counselling: rated according to household income on a sliding scale – charges between £60 and £90 per session.  Please ask for details.

Children and Young People’s Counselling

£50 (session time 45 minutes)

 

Reduced Rate Scheme

In some cases we may be able to offer a reduction in charges for families on a low income and/or claiming certain benefits.  Reduced rates apply to all types of counselling we offer.             Please telephone or email for details and to find out how to apply.

 

Cancellations

For cancellations received within 48 hours of the appointment time, the full rate will be charged.

Missed appointments will be charged at the full rate.

Cancellations received with at least 48 hours’ notice will not incur any charge.