the free psychotherapy network

free psychotherapy for people on low incomes and benefits

Find an FPN therapist

How to find an FPN therapist

The directory is organised by geographical areas. Choose a therapist and use the contact details to get in touch. Many of the therapists have a short profile available about themselves and their work. We offer no guarantee that therapists have free or low fee places available at any particular time. You will have to find out for yourself. All arrangements for therapy will be made between yourself and the therapist.

Map of therapist locations here 

Free therapy through the NHS

It may be possible to get counselling and psychotherapy through your GP. Your GP may have counsellors working within your GP practice, though this is now not too common. They can refer you on to a variety of psychological therapies services, including Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). You can also self-refer to your local IAPT service – see here to find it. IAPT can work well for some people.  For others, a first therapy through the NHS can feel too short or lacking the depth required. There will usually be a waiting list and the therapy will usually be short-term and mainly Cognitive Behavioural.

Free therapy through your school/college/university

Most higher education colleges have a counselling service, as do many schools. If you are a student, found out about your in-house counselling service and see if they can help.

Other affordable options for people on low incomes

There are a number of other ways you might be able to find affordable therapy if you are prepared to hunt around and perhaps be on a waiting list for a while.

Take a look at our list of low-cost services here.

 


FPN directory

Berlin

Name:  Felicia Lazaridou

Style of work: Psychological practitioner

Qualification: BPS

Postcode: 

Contact: lazaridou.felicia@gmail.com

Other details: I am based in Berlin so all consultations for UK clients of the Free Psychotherapy Network must take place on Skype. I am offering free and low cost consultations.

Profile: Yes

Brighton

Name:  Begonia Ng

Style of work: Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist

Qualification: BACP accredited member

Postcode: BN3 6HR  

Contact: 07532 304958 begoniang23@yahoo.com

Other details: I am an integrative counsellor offering bilingual counselling in English and Cantonese ( also Mandarin if required ). I am passionate about sharing the dual perspectives drawing mainly from psychosynthesis & Buddhism to work with clients. I work short and long term with adults, children, the elderly and young people.

Bristol

Name:  Effie Lunn

Style of work: Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist

Qualification: BACP  member

Postcode: BS2 8XQ 

Contact: effielunn@gmail.com   website: http://felicitylunn.com

Other details: Interest in working with young people, and a special interest in trauma and cross-cultural counselling with asylum seekers.

FPN co-ordinator for the Bristol area

Buckinghamshire

Name:  Janet Joosten

Style of work: Existential psychotherapist and a qualified CBT psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: LU7 0BT

Contact: 01525 270422 (confidential line & answerphone)

Other details: I work with adults on an individual basis. I practice in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and in Milton Keynes and surrounding villages

Profile: Not yet

 Chichester

Name:  Rob Abbott

Style of work: Psychodynamic counsellor

Qualification: BACP senior accredited counsellor

Postcode: PO19 8DX

Contact:  info@robabbottcounselling.com   website:  www.robabbottcounselling.com

Other details: 

Profile: Yes

Cumbria

Name:  Jenny Armstead

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: LA12 8LN

Contact:  jenny@spring-counselling.co.uk

Other details: My Person Centred private practice jenny@spring-counselling.co.uk embraces equality & accessibility for all income groups. I offer a sliding scale from £5 to £50 my aim being to make ongoing counselling affordable for as long as it is needed. As a member of the BACP I work within the BACP ethical framework.I work in the South Manchester area & Furness Peninsular (S Lakes).

Profile: Not yet

East Midlands

Name:  Arc Counselling Service

For details of the service and practitioners, see website: 

http://arccounselling.org

“Arc Counselling Service can provide you with counselling that is safe, private and confidential. We will provide you with an opportunity for exploration with a counsellor who will work with you to understand you and your experiences. They can help you to identify useful strategies or changes you may wish to make.

We believe that counselling gives an opportunity to think, to talk in confidence, about difficulties, experiences, feelings, fears, thoughts, anxieties and problems that may be on your mind now or have been in the past.”

Other details: free and low-cost therapy offered

N Yorks

Name:  Sally Read

Style of work: Integrative Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode:

Contact:  

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

Huddersfield

Name:  John Covell

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: CBT trained, Choice Theory Trained

Postcode: HD4 6HF

Contact:  john_covell@hotmail.com 07960279524

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

Liverpool

Name:  Jo Ridley

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: L15 4LR

Contact:  0151 3458066  joridley69@gmail.com http://joridleycounselling.co.uk/

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

London Central

Name:  Marianne Jospe

Style of work: Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Qualification: FPC and BPC

Postcode: SW1W 9TR

Contact: 07801 062 091   marianne@jospe.net  www.mjospe-psychotherapy.co.uk

Other details: I also have qualifications in CBT skills and Mindfulness practice

Profile: Not yet

London East

Name:  Paul Atkinson

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: E1 6BJ

Contact: paulwilliamatkinson@gmail.com

Other details: open-ended psychodynamic work, free and low fee

Profile: Yes

Availability:  16/10/17 No spaces available at the moment

Name:  Rebecca Greenslade

Style of work: Existential Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP/BACP

Postcode: E8 3RP

Contactrebeccagreenslade@hotmail.co.uk 07903 775 646 www.rebeccagreenslade.org

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

 

Name:  Ros Kane

Style of work: Eclectic psychodynamic therapy

Qualification: Guild of Psychotherapists

Postcode: E11 3LE

Contact: 0208 555 5248  roskane@btinternet.com

Other details: Availability – daytimes on weekdays.

I am offering low cost therapy rather than free

Profile: Not yet

London North

Name:  Kris Black

Style of work: Psychotherapy Integrative Arts

Qualification: UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, BACP Proficient / Registered

Postcode:  N7 6LA

Contact: arctherapy@aol.com 0776 137 1088

Other details: www.arctherapy.co.uk

Profile: Yes

Name: Beatrice Millar

Style of work: Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

Qualification: Senior Accredited Member of BACP

Postcode:  N7 ONE

Contact: beatrice@bmillar.com 020 7700 5314

Other details: www.beatricemillartherapy.co.uk

Profile: Yes

 

Name: Professor Robert M. Young

Style of work: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: N7 9RQ

Contact: rmaxyoung@gmail.com 0207 607 8306

Other details: Couples Work

Profile: Not yet

London NW

Name:  Paul Gordon

Style of work: Psychotherapy

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: NW6 6QA

Contact: psgordon@talk21.com

Other details: Open-ended, as well as focussed shorter term, free and low-fee

Profile: Yes

Name:  Andrea Heath

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: NW3 5DJ

Contact: andrea.heath1@btinternet.com

Other details: open-ended psychodynamic work, free and low fee

Profile: No

Name: Dr Daniela Hecht

Style of work: Counselling Psychologist, offering counselling and therapy

Qualification: Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the BPS and HCPC registered

Postcode: NW1 8XY

Contact: danihecht@gmail.com  07818 417445

Other details: Individuals and couples. I offer both long and short term therapy, and in both English and German

Profile: Yes

Name:  Riva Joffe

Style of work: Relational psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: NW1 9DF

Contact: rivajoffe@gmail.com 07775 63 6642

Other details:

Profile: Yes

Name:  Andy Metcalf

Style of work: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Qualification: UKCP; IARPP

Postcode: NW6 3HS

Contact: andymetcalf2@gmail.com

Other details: Depth work in relational setting

Profile: Yes

Name:  Sue Platt

Style of work: Psychodynamic  psychotherapist and counsellor

Qualification: The Minster CentreUKCP

Postcode: NW7 4AN

Contact: Sueplatt66@yahoo.com

Other details: short term and open-ended, free and low cost

Profile: Not yet

Name: Tristan Voice

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: Philadelphia Association UKCP

Postcode: NW3 1QW

Contact: tristan.voice@yahoo.co.uk    07799897059

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

London South

Name:  Kate Megase

Style of work:  Integrative counselling

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: CR0 1YE

Contact: 0787 9897063  thepgdc@gmail.com

Other details:  Based at the Personal Growth and Development Centre, a counselling organisation in East Croydon, which provide counselling for individuals and couples on a low income.

Profile: Not yet

 

London SE

Name:  Michael Caton

Style of work:Psychodynamic psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: DA17 5QP

Contact: michael_caton@hotmail.com

Other details:I work with both groups and individuals, long or short term.
Places available on affordable or free basis.

Profile: Yes

Name:  Francesco Piro

Style of work: Psychosynthesis

Qualification: PG Dip in Psychosynthesis Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Postcode: SE1 9GY

Contact: franpiro@hotmail.com

Other details: long or short term, free and low cost.

Profile: Not yet

Name:  Limor Tevet

Style of work: I am a counsellor for adults and children.

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: SE23 3DT

Contact: 077 320 97718

Other details: http://www.limortevetcounselling.org

Profile: Yes

London SW

Name:  Laura Muir

Style of work: Psychotherapy (Humanistic Integrative)

Qualification: Fully qualified at CPPD (BACP accredited course)

Postcode: KT6 6RU

Contact: laura@lauramuir.net

Other details:

Profile: Yes

London West

Name:  Peter Ryan

Style of work: Person-Centred Counselling

Qualification: BACP & IPN

Postcode: W10 6BF

Contact:  peter@empathyzone.com 07948 733 640

Other details: open-ended person-centred work, free, low fee

Profile: Yes

Name:  Ros Barker

Style of work: Psychodynamic  psychotherapy

Qualification: BACP & UKCP

Postcode: W9 2NR

Contact:  rosbarker@btinternet.com  07762204988

Other details: psychotherapy, counselling, couples

 

Name:  John Dinwoodie

Style of work: Psychotherapy – Experiential constructivist

Qualification:  UKCP

Postcode: W4 1HL

Contact:  07711 306549/ johndinoodie@yahoo.com

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet

Manchester

Name:  Jenny Armstead

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: M21 7RL

Contact:  jenny@spring-counselling.co.uk

Other details: My Person Centred private practice jenny@spring-counselling.co.uk embraces equality & accessibility for all income groups. I offer a sliding scale from £5 to £50 my aim being to make ongoing counselling affordable for as long as it is needed. As a member of the BACP I work within the BACP ethical framework.I work in the South Manchester area & Furness Peninsular (S Lakes).

Profile: Not yet

Name:  Sue Collier

Style of work: Person-centred Counsellor -PG Dip Counselling &
Psychotherapy

Qualification: UKCP & BACP

Postcode: M21 & SK3

Contact:  suecollier5@googlemail.com   07493 030505

Other details: I offer short/long-term open-ended therapy according to client’s need at reduced rates for people on low incomes including those unemployed, in receipt of benefits or pension, students and carers.

Profile: Not yet

Name:  Yasmin Dewan

Style of work: Life coaching and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma in TA, registered with UKATA – more details available on my website, see link below.

Postcode: M21 and LA 11 – Manchester and Cumbria

Contact: 07900 520306 yasmin@inspirationalwinners.com 

Other details: I’m listed with The Counselling Directory

Profile: Yes

Name:  Fiona Goldman

Style of work: Integrative Psychotherapist

Qualification: PG Dip

Postcode: M14 6FG

Contact:  cloudtent@outlook.com 07482 062 383

Other details: I am offering reduced rates for: Counselling students, students & young people, older people, low/unwaged

Profile: Yes

Name:  Ian Parker

Style of work: Psychoanalyst, Supervision

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: M14 6FG

Contact:  virtual.ian.parker@gmail.com

Other details: At the moment I can offer supervision for therapists working psychodynamically, for those who are offering free psychotherapy and who take an approach that is outside the frame of medical psychiatry and its diagnostic categories. www.parkerian.com

Profile: Yes

Name:  Tracey Whalley

Style of work:   I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. I also have a diploma in Mindfullness.  I have done some study in  Existential therapy and I am currently studying CBT.  I work Integratively.

Qualification: Person Centred

Contact:  email or phone number or both 07890550603   ferntreecounselling@gmail.com    www.ferntreecounselling.co.uk

Postcode: M9 7DG

Other details: I offer low cost open ended therapy to students and those on benefits or low wage.  I offer home visits in the North Manchester area to keep costs low but can hire a room at the client’s request.

Profile: Not yet

Newcastle upon Tyne

Name:  Gina Crowley

Style of work: Integration of systemic, psycho-dynamic, person centred

Qualification: MA in Relationship Therapy . MBACP

Postcode: DH8

FPN role: NE Region Co-ordinator

Contact: 01207 543659   ginadcrow@yahoo.co.uk

Other details: 

Northampton

Name:  Sue Jackson

Style of work: Talking therapist

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: NN2 7JD

Contact: 077183 03 669  schambers1044@talktalk.net

Other details: 

Profile: Yes

Scotland and the Borders

Name:  Bruce Scott

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: College of Psychoanalysts- UK, Philadelphia Association

Postcode: EH3 9NQ (Edinburgh) and TD8 6ST near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Contact:  07765216499 and brucescott@gmx.co.uk

Other details: open-ended person-centred work, free, low fee

Profile: Yes

Surrey

Name: Nick Davis

Style of work: Integrative Psychotherapist

Qualification: BACP & UKCP

Postcode: KT13 9SW

Contact:  nickjdavis25@gmail.com   01932 847 329

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet

Name: Tristan Voice

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: Philadelphia Association UKCP

Postcode: KT16 8DQ

Contact: tristan.voice@yahoo.co.uk    07799897059

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

Telford

Name: Karen Williams

Style of work: Occupational therapy

Qualification: BSC in occupational therapy

Postcode: TF2 8NA

Contact:  karensusanw@hotmail.com

Other details: Find myself offering advise to folk on facebook or friends and family, regarding what you would call “behavioural activation” (grin) which is in fact Occupational therapy!  Which includes activity scheduling, goal setting, healthy eating, self esteem building through meaningful activity, mindfulness etc.

Worcestershire

Name: Ewa Kremplewska

Style of work: Psychology & Psychotherapy

Qualification: CPsychol, AFBPsS, HCPC

Postcode: WR8 0ET

Contact:  07827918516 and ewa.kremplewska@btinternet.com

Other details: 

Profile: Yes