Free or low-cost counselling services

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ABLE FUTURES

Able Futures provides support to the people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships.

Able Futures is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

(Also in Cymraeg)

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ADLERIAN SOCIETY OF WALES - WALES

Who: Anyone

What: Low-cost counselling service

Criteria: none

(Also in Cymraeg)

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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

Who: Anyone in the performing arts

What: Free Physical and Mental Health Help (Online Consultations during Pandemic)

Criteria: None

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COMMUNITY COUNSELLING - LONDON

Who: Anyone in the performing arts

What: A group of committed, professionally qualified counsellors operating as a registered charity. We provide a low-cost high-quality service to all of our clients who may not be able to access counselling due to cost.

Criteria: None

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CPPD - HUMANISTIC INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING TRAINING SCHOOLS - LONDON

Who: Anyone with low or no incomes

What:Counselling aims to give you, the client, an opportunity to explore personal issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting. This might include talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and behaviour patterns, but there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ topic to bring to counselling. You may be struggling with current difficulties or unresolved issues from the past. You may have fears for your future – or not even know why you have sought support at this time.

Criteria: None

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GUILD OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS REDUCED-FEE CLINIC

Who: Low income (up to £18,000 per annum) who live in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham.

What:The clinic offers a once weekly 50-minute psychotherapy session for up to a maximum of two years, at an agreed regular time.

Cost: The cost of the initial consultation is £35. There is a sliding scale for sessional fees according to income and personal circumstances, with a minimum fee of £5.

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IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – England

Who: Anyone adult in England

What:The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2008 and has transformed the treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England. IAPT is widely-recognised as the most ambitious programme of talking therapies in the world and in the past year alone more than one million people accessed IAPT services for help to overcome their depression and anxiety, and better manage their mental health.

 

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INDUSTRY MINDS

Who: People in the arts, graduates and people with low-income

What: Operates a confidential and vital service for those in the arts with counselling, Graduate Support Programme 

Criteria: None

 

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METANOIA INSTITUTE

Who: Anyone

What: A registered charity, provides low cost counselling and psychotherapy

Criteria: None

 

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MINSTER CENTRE - LONDON

The Minster Centre have their own low-cost therapy service, which is staffed by their students and run out of their building (currently all clients are being seen remotely). It operates on a self-referral basis, and fees are charged on a sliding scale – £1 for every £1000 earned, minimum charge of £10 for those who are unemployed.

 

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NETWORK COUNSELLING AND TRAINING - BRISTOL AND BATH

Who: Anyone

What: Counselling for indevisduals or couples

Cost: No fixed cost – If you are not able to make a financial contribution this will not prevent you from receiving counselling

 

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NHS - 5 steps to mental wellbeing

Who: Anyone

What: NHS Wesbsite with self help Mental Wellbeing guidlines

 

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NHS - IATP. Free talking therapies

Who: Anyone

Free talking therapies. Often long waiting times (6 months)

Use the above link to search for your nearest provider.

 

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THE NORWICH CENTRE - NORWICH

Who: Anyone on low income

What: Counselling services

A registered charity that offers professional confidential counselling and will not turn anyone away for financial reasons.

 

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RE-VISION COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY - LONDON

Who: The service is available to those who are low-paid (i.e, less than £25k per annum), unwaged or receiving benefits

What: Having been established for nearly 30 years, Re-Vision offers high quality training with a spiritual perspective to counsellors and psychotherapists in Queens Park, London. As a charity one of our aims is to provide access to high quality, affordable counselling to people in the local area.

Our low-cost service is based at Re-Vision’s training centre and is staffed by counsellors in training or recently qualified graduates. They all work under close supervision by Re-Vision staff and carry professional insurance. Our training is accredited by both BACP and UKCP.

Cost: Sessions are 50 minutes in length. There is a £20 fee for the initial assessment interview and the cost for further sessions is on a sliding scale from £10-£35 dependant on income and circumstances to be discussed at the assessment interview.

 

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