Bower House changes policies
During national lockdown The Bower House counselling and support service, affiliated to Churches Together in Harborough, provided an online and telephone service for clients. In July it resumed face to face therapy, with an extensive waiting list for its service.
That waiting list has been managed by returning therapists and the Bower House is now open again to accept new clients. However, to ensure future viability of The Bower House some policy changes have had to be made.
- We are now only accepting clients from a 5 mile radius from LE16 9BZ. This includes surrounding villages but not towns.
- In order to make our service more financially sustainable we are asking for a donation of £10 or more for each session. However, it is important to stress that should a client not be in a position to donate this would not prevent them from having therapy at the Bower House.
- To ensure fairness to all we are now offering twelve weeks’ therapy and while this could be extended if required, we envisage this will help avoid lengthy waiting times in the future.
As a charity we have always asked clients for voluntary donations to help maintain our service. We are now planning ahead to ensure the service we offer is financially sustainable in the future for those who live in Market Harborough and surrounding villages.
It costs between £45 and £65 for a therapy session in the private sector. We hope our request donation of £10 (or above) per session from clients is considered acceptable and manageable. If circumstances are such that a donation is not possible it does not exclude people from therapy at The Bower House.