Our Blues Project
The Blues Project and Special Projects are for people who would not otherwise have access to psychotherapy because they are on benefits or a low wage. Places are limited, so it can sometimes take a while to find a therapist. All clients are expected to make a commitment to come for therapy twice a week for at least 2 years although there is no expectation or stipulation that the psychotherapy will have to end after the two years. The psychotherapist will usually be either a trainee in weekly supervision, or a psychotherapist who has completed their training with us. Most Blues Project therapists are in London, but some are in other areas.
The first step is an Assessment interview with a member of the Bowlby Centre Referrals Group. This is a chance for us to have a talk about you – your experience your history and your needs, and to then begin to think about who would be the right therapist for you. Interviews take up to 75 minutes. There is a fee for the interview, usually £35.
Costs for the therapy sessions are £10 for a minimum of 2 sessions per week – a weekly total of £20.
The Blues Project Special Projects are usually not available to people in the mental health professions or trainees in those professions.