Low Cost Counselling Service
Most people come to counselling at a time of crisis. It is also common for people to try and manage their emotional distress before seeking professional help however, it is important that you do not wait for a crisis before getting help. This could be due to a significant event like loss of a loved one, relationship or marriage breakup, loss of a job or income, criminal conviction, work-related issues plus more. Such events may aggravate feels of anxiety, depression, stress or anger. However, it is also possible that some people may just feel anxious, depressed, stressed or angry with no concrete trigger/s or reason.
What we offer?
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Group therapy
Who benefits from low-cost Counselling or affordable counselling?
- Individuals who are unemployed and/or receiving benefits
- Individuals on low income who have a gross annual income of less than £15,000 per year
At UCTS we operate a sliding scale, with a system based on one’s gross annual income as indicated below. The Referral therapist will discuss with you about affordability, assessment of income and payment methods. Fees may be reviewed periodically through the therapeutic process.
Gross Annual Income
Cost Per Session
0 – £10,000
£10,000 – £15,000
£15000 and above
Fulltime Students aged 16-21years
Session duration and length of therapy
Sessions normally last 50 minutes and are held once a week, in the same place and at the same time each week. The frequency may also depend on your circumstances, your therapist’s availability and the frequency that you both judge will benefit you.
With regards to the length of therapy, it is very difficult to estimate how long the therapeutic process may last as this will relate uniquely to the individual and their particular needs and aims. Sometimes people come with very definite and particular emotional difficulties that may be addressed in a few sessions hence; we offer packages of 6 sessions for those who prefer short term/ brief therapy.
However, it also possible that what may seem to be a definite and particular problem may turn out to be related to long-term difficulties for instance childhood experiences, multiple loses plus more.
What happens when you contact us?
If you are making an enquiry about therapy for yourself, your first contact will be with one of our referral therapist. You can email or call them direct. If you need to leave a message the referral therapist will get back to you within 72hours, except at weekends, bank holidays and holiday periods.
The Referral Therapist will have a telephone assessment with you which will give you an opportunity to talk through the possibilities. If you wish, she can then match you with a suitable therapist. If it is unclear whether we have a suitable treatment option that suits your needs then you will be sign-posted accordingly.
If we a treatment option that meets your needs then you will be advised on when you will be allocated to one o our therapists. When you meet, as well as being able to discuss things in more detail, you will have an opportunity to think together about what the process involves.
Making Your Inquiry
You can refer yourself to our low-cost or affordable counselling service by contacting us by phone 07445766096 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quote ‘low cost-counselling or affordable counselling’
UCTS also receives referrals from hospital departments, GP surgeries, HR departments, schools, social services, student counselling services, healthcare providers and charitable/community organisations.
We are always interested in developing relationships with other groups and organisations. If you would like to know more about what we can offer your organisation, please contact us.