We are a professional counselling service offering high levels of care and compassion to our clients.

Please note: we are not a crisis service.

The counsellors

Our counsellors are professionally qualified and supervised and the service is completely confidential, except in exceptional circumstances where there is risk of serious harm to you or others.

Although we are supported by diocesan grants, we are an independent service and your personal details are not shared.

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Who is the service for?

Our counsellors work online, by telephone and/or face-to-face, please contact your preferred counsellor directly to discuss availability.

You can come on your own or with a partner if you are seeking relationship counselling. We are able to offer counselling sessions to clergy, licensed lay ministers, retired clergy, and their children, 18 years and over, who are dependent and still living at home. We are also glad to offer sessions to ordinands.

If we cannot provide the help you need we will work with you to find someone who can.

How much will it cost?

Our diocesan grants enable us to offer up to 12 free counselling sessions to all of our eligible clients. A further 12 free sessions may be accessed for returning clients following a break of at least six months.

There will be a review at 10 sessions to assess the need for further counselling sessions. If further sessions are mutually agreed then, from the thirteenth session, clients will be asked to pay the full appropriate fee direct to the counsellor. This rate is currently set at £45 per session, but will be subject to regular review. 

 Additional sources of funding may be available.

Donations to IDCS are welcome at any time – via cheque or internet banking. Our bank account details are as follows:
Unity Trust Bank 

Account number: 20444604
Sort code: 60-83-01