Help Us To Make A Difference

Why we exist

We know that we are providing a service that is so desperately needed in the locality. This is evident in not only the number of referrals that we receive but also what our partners are telling us. There is a shortage of free/low cost counselling support which means existing services are overstretched and have long waiting times.

Not only is this deeply distressing for those involved but in the absence of meaningful support, it often means that individuals continue to struggle with their mental health for much longer than they need to.

What We Do

The Olive Trust seeks to re-address this by providing free/low cost counselling and psychotherapy to the residents of LLR. We do not operate an exclusion criteria and instead assess each client on a case by case basis.

This entails a thorough initial assessment where an understanding of presentation and need is understood. Where a client is considered to have ‘complex needs’ they are likely to be offered long term support with our more experienced therapists.

"My experience of counselling has been 1) to be kind to myself and 2) it's okay to say no or feel low. Perhaps these things are obvious to others but for me after a great significant trauma I experienced, I lost sight of this and I'm pleased to say my therapist has helped me open the doors again for me"

Why We need Your Help

We currently receive around 50% of our referrals from other agencies. These are from voluntary sector organisations in LLR such as The Red Cross, Womens Aid, Shelter Housing Advice, New Dawn New Day and Living Without Abuse.  As such, our client group are mostly homeless individuals/families who are either homeless, living in insecure accommodation or fleeing an abusive home.

We are therefore appealing for your direct assistance to help The Olive Trust address this by providing funded counselling and psychotherapy services to the residents of Leicester and Leicestershire that need it the most.

Taking into account, each counselling session costs approximately £50, a regular monthly donation from you allows us to plan ahead and continue to keep this valuable service alive.

I want to help as a business

If your business is looking to support a local charity based in Leicester, we’d be delighted to have you support The Olive Trust

I want to help as an individual

Donations from the general public is a lifeline for our service. However we still need your support to help sustain growing demand

Even when doubt clouds my mind/vision, a part of me insists there's light within waiting to shine. I'm slowly learning to trust that voice, to trust myself.

You can also transfer a donation via your bank (BACs). Simply use the bank details below.

The Olive Trust
NatWest Bank
Sort Code: 54-21-50
Acc No: 37225936

With your direct help, together we can make this invaluable service, lasting and sustainable. With your generous donations, we believe we can achieve this. 

Whether you have made a one-off donation or opted to support us on a monthly basis, The Olive Trust would like to thank you. You have played an invaluable part in assisting the people of Leicester to heal.

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Each year we submit our accounts and annual report to the Charity Commission. A copy of our annual accounts can be downloaded by visiting the Charity Commission Website.