Rothschild Foundation supports counselling in Aylesbury

The Rothschild Foundation is helping families, couples and individuals in the Aylesbury area to have healthy, happy relationships by awarding a grant to Relate Mid Thames & Buckinghamshire’s local counselling service.

The £5,000 grant, continuing the philanthropic tradition of the Rothschild family, will support the charity’s professional counsellors to serve disadvantaged people within the local community, providing a high quality, reliable and confidential service for people who are feeling isolated and vulnerable.

In 2018-19 Relate MTB delivered 3,867 counselling sessions, supporting 1,715 people across the Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire area we serve. Of these, 842 appointments were held at our Aylesbury counselling centre, which is being supported by the Rothschild Foundation grant.

Relate MTB relies on charitable donations

Fiona Greenfield, Centre Director of Relate MTB, says: “We are very grateful to the Rothschild Foundation for their generous support. It means so much to us, as a small charity reliant on charitable grants, to have our local service acknowledged by such a well-respected organisation.

“We have operated in Aylesbury for several decades and we have in-depth knowledge of the pressures on relationships for local individuals, couples and families. Our wide-ranging and accessible counselling services teach life-long relationship and communication skills, supporting community cohesion and benefiting social welfare and wider society.”

Wide range of counselling to support local people

Relate MTB is based in Pebble Lane and offers a wide range of counselling for relationships, families, Armed Forces through the RAF Benevolent Fund, cancer patients through Macmillan Cancer Care, couple therapy for depression (IAPT) and psychosexual therapy. Our Bursary Funding Scheme can meet the difference between the cost of counselling sessions and the amount people are able to afford to pay.

In the past four months we have seen a significant increase in demand for counselling, fuelled by financial uncertainty and the pressures of Christmas and New Year on relationships.

If you know of a charitable organisation that would like to find out more about supporting Relate MTB, please email enquiries@relatemtb.co.uk

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