Low-cost counselling service

We all have time when we feel lost or need to talk, Connect provides therapy for the unemployed, students and those on a low income.



Affordable counselling for the unemployed, students and those on a low income, fees from £10-£20

Our Aim

Everyone experiences challenge and stress in life. We all search for meaning, especially in difficult times. Our aim is to provide an accessible, compassionate service to help you navigate through that journey and provide appropriate tools for facing life's difficulties. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming space for you to talk without judgement, develop your natural strengths and work together to get you where you want to be.

About Us

Connect Counselling CIC is a not-for-profit community service providing counselling for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it. We are a dedicated team of counsellors, either fully qualified or in the final stage of year of training. All counsellors receive regular supervision from a qualified supervisor, are fully insured and will be members of a professional body, either BACP, NCS or UKCP.

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What We Do

Humanistic, CBT individual therapy in Bournemouth

Individual Therapy

We all have times when we feel lost. Anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, loneliness or perhaps just a vague sense that something isn't right. Issues or relationships from the past that you can't seem to put to bed, or perhaps an recent encounter that you can't stop turning over in your mind. Therapy can help you explore these issues, giving you a space to talk, explore how you are feeling and take the next step.
Connect Counselling offers a confidential, welcoming space in the heart of Bournemouth.

Affordable couples counselling in Bournemouth and Poole

Couples Counselling

Do you feel you and your partner aren't communicating ? Or are small things exploding ? Or perhaps one partner has had an affair and you can't seem to get past it. Our approach understands the importance of communication and of valuing your partner however it also accepts and explores the pressures that can exist within relationships. Finance, demands of children and of work, the stress of being in conflict, these are all forces that can easily over-whelm any couple.
Therapy might be able to help you move away from the anger and frustration and re-connect with the couple you once were.

Person-centred, humanistic, CBT therapy in Bournemouth

Our Approach Humanistic CBT

Research has shown that the relationship is key to any therapeutic process. And compassion is the bedrock of any relationship. All our therapist share and believe in the importance of creating a non-judgemental space in which you can feel free to talk, and feel like the counsellor is listening. We offer both person-centred and CBT approach to dealing with whatever issue you bring, we can either explore or ignore the past, we can focus on one specific thing or many. How you wish to proceed is up to you. For more information about the different approaches we offer see our blog.

Afforable, low-cost counselling in Bournemouth

Affordable & Compassionate

Therapy should not just be for the wealthy. Money of course cannot make you happy however a lack of it can certainly make life difficult and in turn can amplify emotional disturbances. This service was created to provide a low-cost, confidential and compassionate counselling for individuals or couples who are either on a low wage, students or in reciept of benefits.
Please note due to the nature of this service some proof of income will be required.





Connect Counselling is a service set up for people who would otherwise be unable to afford counselling; whether you are on a low income, unemployed or a student Connect will be very happy to see you.*
Session length for individuals is 50 minutes, for couples 55 minutes.

IndividualCost Per Session
50 minute initial assessment£20
Earning under £15,000**£20
55 minute initial assessment£40
Family income below £20,000£40
In receipt of Working Tax Credit£40

*Please note evidence in the form of either a recent payslip, benefits letter or a student card will be required.
* * Working full-time without savings and normally in reciept of working tax credit / universal credit.
* * *All couple's counselling is carried out by Sean Delaney, a qualified therapist and BACP member. Click for more details






Either text, call or email if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Connect Counselling will always aim to respond within two working days.


07474 259535

Suite 17, Pine Court,
36 Gervis Road, Bournemouth

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Finding Out More

understanding therapy

A User's Guide to Counselling

Counselling can be confusing. You might know that you need help, that you are experiences issues which are starting to affect your day-to-day life, but you are unsure where to start. The following articles don't provide all the answers however they can be a useful starting point.

Talking Therapy Explained

What is Anxiety

Depression Fact Sheet

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