Here are some examples of the feedback we have received:

“Thank you very much for a life altering and life enhancing experience. I’m so pleased the charity exists to provide this kind of service. I find it difficult to express just how useful my sessions with my therapist have been and I’m so pleased and grateful to have had the opportunity to access this kind of service.”
“I don’t know where I would have been now if I had not been given this opportunity. It has changed my life.”
“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 expense. I feel the service is amazing and has saved my life. My counsellor has saved me; I owe everything to them.”
“Having the opportunity to continue counselling throughout a time where finances were tough for me has been invaluable. It meant that I was able to continue receiving therapy, maintain continuity and consistency in my own personal development and growth. Had I not had access to counselling in this time I believe I would have taken quite a step backwards in my progress and I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am today.I can’t say thank you enough for the financial help I was given, I am grateful that my journey was able to continue to unfold.”
“I started counselling at DTCP shortly after a bereavement, which brought to the surface deep-seated personal issues that I needed to address.   I could not afford to pay full private counselling fees and was satisfied with the affordable amount DTCP charged me for each session, having assessed my means.  The most important thing for me was to feel comfortable enough to be able to speak candidly and share my innermost thoughts and feelings. 
From our first meeting I knew I was in a safe and judgement-free environment and over the course of weekly sessions my counsellor  supported me to face my issues and suggested techniques and tools to help me overcome problems and manage my response to them.  I was supported throughout the lockdown periods of the COVID-19 pandemic via audio and video calls. 
At the end of my counselling journey I am in a much better place and it feels good to know that should I ever feel I need it, I can seek support through DTCP in in the future.   I cannot praise this service enough and have already recommended DTCP to others looking for counselling.”
“As a newcomer to counselling, I have been delighted with the benefits that it has brought.  This year has been tough for many of us and I have looked forward to my sessions with my counsellor who has supported me with both underlying issues that have been troubling me for many years as well as more immediate challenges.  The feeling that my counsellor totally understood my worries was hugely strengthening and the exercises that we did together have helped me to recognise positive aspects of myself and my life.  I am enormously grateful to my counsellor and The Dorchester Trust for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
“I’m so pleased that I contacted the Dorchester Trust and spent time connecting with who I am and what I feel and think .It is the best self care I have given myself for 54 years . And now I can enjoy in my future a better understanding of my needs and how that can help me .I have recognized that I have emotional cleverness even though I’m dyslexic.”
“I recently finished a period of long term low-cost counselling with one of the private therapists you are connected to. I just wanted to get in touch to thank the Trust for your work: your funding gave me the opportunity to access counselling over a much longer timespan, meaning my therapist and I could really go deeper and work on a full range of issues with my mental health. As a young adult who is unable to work due to my conditions, I would never have been able to afford private counselling for that length of time without your help. As such I am very grateful for your support and I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the vital part you have played in my journey towards beating my mental health struggles.”
“This service has been a lifeline for me. My counsellor’s support to me through such difficult times has been second to none. The service allowed me to access expert counselling, to talk through my issues and give me a safe space to talk freely and feel heard and reassured with my feelings. I am now in a much more positive place and I feel this would not have been possible without my counsellor and DTCP which made it accessible and affordable for me. I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better series of counselling sessions. Having not experienced this type of therapy before I was a little apprehensive, but from the first meeting my DTCP counsellor made me feel at ease. My counsellor got to know me well and showed real understanding about the issues I was facing. Over the course of the sessions my self confidence grew and my anxiety reduced. I would recommend DTCP to anyone. I am grateful for the support from DTCP, the strategies and the new way of thinking I have learned will continue to be useful in the future.”
“Thank you so much! To say that these appointments helped is such an understatement. They have allowed me to have a safe space to visit and explore my thoughts to turn things around. A bright new future is ahead.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to explore some more of my mental health issues. I realise I need to be more stable within myself and my home before I do more therapy, but I am glad to have had the chance to stabilise my thinking and make better choices for my future.”
“I found the therapy comforting during my grieving process. You helped guide me through every obstacle and highlighted positive changes I can make. You believed in me and I felt it. You made me feel at ease in your presence and always greeted me in a friendly manner.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. You’re an absolute angel and I couldn’t have done it without you. You helped me through so much but mostly through my grief of my daughter. How you do what you do, I’ll never know. But thank you. And thanks to DTCP who let me pay a fiver for top-notch therapy and learn to love life again.”
“I cannot put into words what you’ve done for me. I have a grasp on my eating disorder now in a way I never thought was possible. I look forward to our time together and enjoy the process of learning more about myself. I am eternally grateful I received this financial help as its meant I could stay in long term therapy and get to a place where I feel myself. “
“Thank you so much for showing me the way through all the mud (that was my life). I am eternally grateful that you put me forward for financial support as without that I couldn’t have accessed regular help. Thank you.”
“Thank you. It’s been great to not feel crazy anymore and be helped to get the right help.”
“I met [my DTCP counsellor] when I was in quite a lot of turmoil about my life and my future. She helped me to work through those feelings, helped me to see how resilient I was, and taught me a lot about myself. and I came out of the counselling sessions the happiest and most content I have ever been.”
“I have had counselling through this service since November 2022. What I received during the 30 sessions was support, deep listening to my stories, and feedback. I believe that my anxiety levels have dropped significantly and I feel much happier. My family relationships have significantly improved. I discovered trust in myself in new ways, and no longer feel a victim. My sense of separation and abandonment I now understand.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
“The Dorchester Trust has been essential for me. It has helped process and understand my mind and navigate forward, providing a safe space at a time that suits my needs.”
I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and the Dorchester trust for providing me with the opportunity to receive counseling support. During a difficult time when I found myself in a dark place, having someone to listen and support me was truly invaluable.
“With your guidance and assistance, I have made significant strides and am now in a much better place emotionally. I feel equipped to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and positivity. Your dedication to helping others has made a profound difference in my life, and I cannot thank you enough.
I want to emphasize the importance of counseling and its transformative impact on mental health. I would wholeheartedly recommend counseling to anyone who may be struggling or in need of support.
Once again, thank you to you and the entire Dorchester trust for counselling and psychotherapy for your unwavering commitment to providing essential mental health services to those in need.”