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Counselling Prices Overview

Affordable Fees

Competitively priced private counselling fees, from the highly qualified, experienced & effective local & video counsellor, Dean Richardson MNCPS (Accred/Reg).

Session fees are payable weekly, so no surprisingly large invoice at the end of the month.


Transparent Pricing

No hidden costs nor overpaying for services you won’t need. Simply pay the price for the specific  service that you and your partner(s) or you alone choose.

You’ll choose the service at the beginning, and the price stays constant until we finish.


Sliding Costs Scale

Trouble affording private counselling? When places are available, I can support lowering the costs per session.

You’ll work out what you can responsibly afford per each therapy session and we’ll talk. This cost can become our agreed fee. Temporary fee reductions available for unplanned situations

My Guarantee on What you’ll Pay

During the whole time we work together, my standard price-per-session fee* set at the beginning will not increase.
  • Your fee at the beginning of our work will be the same as at the end of our work**.This guarantee applies whether we work for a handful of sessions or work together over several years.
  • There are no annual fee increases.Other counselling services incorporate an annual fee increase into their contracts. This is typical with local counselling charities, and a number of private practitioners. Make sure to question a counsellor about their policies on planned & unplanned increases or reviews of your session fee.
  • Should your circumstances change, we can discuss a new fee.Sometimes our employment and/or income changes. This can effect what you can afford to buy. If your financial circumstances change during our work, and we agree that continuing counselling is a good idea, we can discuss adjusting your weekly charge to what you can responsibly afford.
Guarantee on Counselling Fees
*  The price that we agree upon at the beginning of our contract will not increase, even when I make increases to my standard, published fees during the time span of our contract.
** During our work, should we agree for you to pay a lower fee (e.g. your financial circumstances have changed), your new per-session fee will be based upon your income and (optional) expenses. Subsequently, should your circumstances change further (e.g. you gain a larger income or your expenses change etc.), your per-session fee will revert to a new price to fairly reflect your circumstances. These steps are to ensure that you are paying what you can afford responsibly and that the costs of providing the service are met.

Prices per Counselling Service

Each service has its own distinct price per session.

Payable Weekly: All fees are payable in advance of each weekly session. Acceptable payment methods are: credit card, debit card, BACS bank (app) transfer, PayPal, and Zettle.

Lower Fees: The counselling service you opt for has an associated fee.  You choose which particular service you want for the whole time we meet together. For ethical and logistical reasons, I do not support someone entering multiple services with me (e.g., entering couple counselling with me along with your partner, and individual counselling with me alone). If in doubt, we can discuss options beforehand.

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Due to the recent "cost-of-living" crisis, you will have noticed (most) counsellors raising their per-session fees. However, LGBT Couple Counselling is keeping fees at the lower rates that were established during the 2019 COVID Pandemic.

Regardless of how short or long our work is, the per-session rate you pay at the start will be the same rate you'll pay at the end: there will be no increases to your fee 👍🏻

Counselling Prices Information

  • † Prices shown for Group Counselling / Throuples etc are: per session, per person. For example: a throuple (3 people) attending a 90 minute group session would cost 3 x £45.
  • The counselling fee for couples assumes that the fee is managed between you both (e.g. dividing the total cost proportionally according to what each partner may responsibly afford).
  • The counselling fee for groups assumes that the total cost is managed within your group (e.g. dividing the total cost proportionally according to what each member may responsibly afford).
  • Fees are per 50-minute weekly session by default for individuals and couples (or optionally 90 minutes weekly by prior arrangement). Group / Throuple sessions are weekly at 90 minutes per session (only).
  • Sessions may be arranged for more than once a week only after having had a conversation with your counsellor.
  • During British “Lockdown”, Video Counselling via Zoom or Skype continued with no restrictions, and face-to-face services were suspended. For your safety and easy access to this service, video counselling continues as a primary service.
  • Difficulty Choosing a Service? Get in contact and we can discuss options for your particular situation.

Lower-Fee Subsidies

If your combined income and/or savings make my published fees a struggle to afford, and if you can talk with me about your needs for lowered-fee counselling (see later), please get in touch to talk with me about costs. This is not a free counselling service: we will discuss arranging a lower fee, or a set number of sessions, that you could budget for responsibly.

Note: places for lowered-fee counselling are not always available. The  lower session fee would be based upon what you can responsibly afford for weekly sessions. For example: your income minus essential expenses but not including optional expenses (social matters, leisure, etc). Reduced Fee Counselling is not a scheme to subsidise your optional expenses.

This would be an open and honest discussion. There are no “set discounts” that you choose and forget about; this is a private practice and fee reductions are funded by me and available at my discretion.

To discuss: please bring this matter up when you contact me (or at any time should it be necessary during our ongoing contract).

Compare Costs with other Services in the UK

Counselling costs can vary wildly across Great Britain. You have a much wider selection of counsellors to choose from when you’re not limiting your choice to your local town. You’re considering counselling services available over video, which are cheaper than local, face-to-face counselling services.

Rather than feeling compelled to choose a local counsellor, you can choose someone from anywhere in the United Kingdom. Someone with the same qualifications or competency to practise as those closer to you but who works in a less expensive region compared to therapists in the area where you live.

Here’s a list of example fees from services across the United Kingdom (unrelated to for you to compare with ours:-

LGBT Couple Counselling
(that's us)
Lowered to: £75.00
London British CBT Counselling Service £135.00 (Video)
One Therapy (London) £130.00 (Couples)
The School of Live £100.00
Tavistock Relationships (London) Approx £80.00 (aka £2 per £1,000 of shared gross income)
Edinburgh Therapy £85.00-£100.00
Counselling Edinburgh £80.00
Yorkshire Various services ranging from £45.00 to £120.00
Wales Various services ranging from £70.00 to £170.00 (fortnightly)
Northern Ireland £55.00

Prices correct as of August 2022 via independent research. Prices highlighted in red are more expensive than services offered by this service (LGBT Couple Counselling).

How you Pay for Counselling.

Counselling sessions are weekly, so the fee that you pay will be weekly too.

24-hours-or-so before your session, you’ll pay for your session either using your credit card, debit card, or banking app bank transfer (BACS). Then you attend your counselling session at the scheduled appointment time.

You can also pay with a bank standing order, although you’d need to manage the days when sessions are not scheduled (such as bank holidays, planned vacations, or unplanned cancellations).

Paying with your credit card or debit card can be done via my Send your Payment page, which uses PayPal and Zettle card processing services plus bank transfers.

Paying via your banking app can also be done after a conversation during our session (to safely share my bank details with you).

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