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Founded in 2002 by a group of Christians who saw the need for counselling in the community, New Dawn's vision is to make counselling accessible, to provide affordable counselling service to those in need. Operating as a Community Interest Company, New Dawn is not-for-profit. Any profit the centre makes goes into the bursary fund. Together with the donations we receive, the bursary enables people who are not as financially able, to receive counselling service they need. 


The maximum amount for a client is £15 contribution towards their session cost for 12 sessions, or £180 per person which can be used on more or less sessions. The Bursary is limited to one application per client and is sourced from specific donations, this often means availability is limited. Applications for bursary funding are made through your New Dawn counsellor.  

This system empowers our clients to pay what they can towards their therapy, whilst providing additional financial support to make the process more affordable. Enabling clients to value themselves and demonstrating that they are valued by others as well. 

Bursary Gift Vouchers

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We are offering the chance for you to donate to the bursary fund as an alternative to sending Christmas Cards, or giving physical gifts, and receive a Thank you Certificate, which can be given to your loved one.

Your donation will make  a genuine difference to an individual's life, as they work through whatever difficulties they have brought to the counselling room.

Simply click on the Paypal Donate button below and complete the form with your chosen amount. We will email your certificate to you with 24 hours of the donation being made. 

If you have not received your certificate via email within this time frame, please contact us via email at

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Financial support for counselling may also be provided by other third parties, for example, employers, church fellowship, family, or friends. If you would like to support a specific client through their counselling process, please click the sponsorship application form button below to download a copy of the agreement. This can be completed, scanned and returned to us at our email address. If you have any questions about sponsoring a client - please contact us directly, we will be happy to help.



The bursary fund relies heavily on the donations we receive. The more donations we receive, the more people we are able to help! You can also donate to the general running of the centre. Perhaps you have benefitted from New Dawn's support in the past and would like to contribute, or donate to the bursary to help others. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation to New Dawn.

New Dawn Counselling Centre

​Contact Us: 0115  9170500​
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