Free and sliding scale services

The CASSEL Centre offers affordable ways to access our services.

We have two primary counselling and psychotherapy services:

  • A FREE service if you are on basic benefits and benefit level income.
  • A SLIDING SCALE service based on a sliding scale according to individual or family income.

Information About Our FREE Service

The Cassel Centre provides free preventative therapeutic services to people in need, who are on basic benefits and live in Lewisham Borough, and who are not in a financial position to fund this type of service.

Free services are offered to residents of Lewisham Borough, providing a recent (3 months) benefits award notice is seen as evidence.

Information About Sliding Scale Services

Our low cost fees are based on a sliding scale of according to your income.

This is calculated on £1.50 per £1,000 gross income per annum, per session.

For example, the fee for a gross annual income of £20,000 is £30 per session.

Although our sliding scale is a good general guide, we aim to include people, and to provide an affordable service in line with fees charged locally.

Adjustments to the fee may be negotiable with your counsellor or psychotherapist. In practice our maximum fee for a specialist or very experienced therapist rarely exceeds £60 per session.

Cancellation policy

Once a fee has been agreed and appointments are set you are responsible for your session.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible (min of 24hr notice) so we can offer you an alternative session, subject to availability.

It is important you attend your sessions. Missed or cancelled appointments will be charged at the fee agreed.

Cassel Centre Building

If you feel that The CASSEL Centre could help you or your client, please get in touch: our dedicated team of professional staff are ready to help.