Low Cost Counselling Services

Through our work in the community over the last 8 years, Mindful Therapies are acutely aware of the need for individuals to be able to engage in easy to access and affordable mental health support services.

With private counselling sessions ranging from anywhere from £40 – £60 per hour and access to NHS counselling services sometimes taking an 18 month wait for a first appointment, we are proud to be able to offer a low cost counselling service across the North East.

Mindful Therapies offer an easy access 3 step self-referral system for those 18 and over in need of affordable counselling support.

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Step One – Make Contact

Email us at counselling@mindfultherapies.org.uk We aim to respond to all email enquiries within 2 working days. Alternatively, you can text Victoria on 07399466173.

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Step 2 – Assessment

After your initial contact an assessment will be arranged to discuss the service and your counselling needs. At assessment is in person or via phone or online. This is free of charge and lasts up to 50 minutes. An assessment is to see if we are the right fit for you and also be see if this the right service for you to be accessing. If an individuals needs are considered too complex or high risk for the service we will sign post to alternative service providers.

Step 3 – Allocation of Therapist

On average, two weeks- six weeks after your initial assessment you will be allocated a therapist, depending on individual needs and availability of suitable therapist.

Sessions are delivered in person or online.

After every 6 sessions we will decide the next step…. Together.

We offer both short and long term support with a primarily person centred approach. We also offer a range of methodologies including mindfulness and creative interventions.

Mindful Therapies therapists can support a range of difficulties, including – eating distress, anxiety, addiction, depression and workplace issues.

You can access our low cost counselling service for a suggested donation of £15 per session.

Unlike many other services, we do not put a limit on how many sessions you can access.

As a not for profit organisation, every penny we receive from our low cost counselling sessions goes back into the continual supporting of the service and those who rely on it.

Bursary Fund

We do appreciate that even £15 per session can be out of reach for some of our more vulnerable clients that are looking to access support. Should you require it, you can also apply to access our discretionary bursary fund for a discount on initial six sessions. Please mark your email to us as such when you first make contact.

With 8 – 12 counsellors in the team, as well as our clinical lead Rachel Jones-Wild, Mindful Therapies are here to help those in the North East who are looking to access local, low cost counselling support. For more information or to enquire about an initial assessment, please email us at counselling@mindfultherapies.org.uk