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. Therapists will usually have a current registration with a professional body, under whose code of ethics and complaints procedure they are working. You can check their qualifications in the directory. Do feel free and able to talk to a therapist about their qualifications, their ethical and complaints framework.

We are offering free psychotherapy – and free means free. If a therapist tells you they are only offering low-cost therapy, they should not be on the list. Please let us know if this is your experience.

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



Name:  Laurel Marks

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BAPC & BAPCA

Postcode: BN1/2/3

Contact: 07532 304958

Other details: 20 years experience. Minimum fee of £10 to cover costs.


Name:  Begonia Ng

Style of work: Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist

Qualification: BACP accredited member

Postcode: BN3 6HR  

Contact: 07532 304958

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.


Name:  Tim Ellis

Style of work:Compassion focussed therapy

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: CB4 3EL

Contact:  07952 357418

Other details: 

Profile:   Not Yet


Name:  Rob Abbott

Style of work: Psychodynamic counsellor

Qualification: BACP senior accredited counsellor

Postcode: PO19 8DX

Contact:   website:

Other details: 

Profile: Yes


Name:  Joe Suart

Style of work: Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Couple work.

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: TR14 0BY

Contact: 07854095546,  01736 850158,

Other details: 

Profile: Yes


Name:  Neil Jones

Style of work: Rational emotive and cognitive behavioural therapy

Qualification: Assoc of Rational Emotive Therapy

Postcode: DL3 9DQ

Contact: 07594012205

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet


East Midlands

Name:  Arc Counselling Service

For details of the service and practitioners, see website:

“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


Name: Sophie Atkinson

Style of work: Psychodynamic Counsellor

Qualification: MBACP

Postcode: CM2 0EY

Contact:  07881 635524

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


Name: Daniel Bruck

Style of work: Person centred therapy

Qualification: BPS

Postcode: Exmouth and Exeter

Contact:  07427 866 619

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


Name:  John Covell

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: CBT trained, Choice Theory Trained

Postcode: HD4 6HF

Contact: 07960279524

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


Name:  Jo Ridley

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: L15 4LR

Contact:  0151 3458066

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

London Central

Name:  Simon Kasprowicz

Style of work: Integrative counselling and psychotherapy

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: WC1N 2ES

Contact: 07909  636 742

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


London East


Name:  Rebecca Greenslade

Style of work: Existential Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP/BACP

Postcode: E8 3RP

07903 775 646

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


Name:  Isha Isidore

Style of work: Integrative/person-centred counselling


Postcode: IG1

Contact:  07961 831262

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

Other details: Availability – daytimes on weekdays.

Profile: Not yet

I cannot take any new referrals at the moment (3 June 2019)

London North

Name:  Kris Black

Style of work: Psychotherapy Integrative Arts

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

Postcode:  N7 6LA

Contact: 0776 137 1088

Other details:

Profile: Yes


Name: Adrian Scott

Style of work: Psychotherapy/Counselling/Couples Work

Qualification: MBACP

Postcode: N8 0AP

Contact: 07956 292740

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet

London NW

Name:  John Adams

Style of work: Psychotherapy

Qualification: BACP Registered

Postcode: NW6

Contact: 07880715353

Other details: Open-ended, free and low-fee

Profile: Not yet


Name:  Andrea Heath

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: NW3 5DJ


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

Profile: Yes


Name:  Riva Joffe

Style of work: Relational psychotherapist

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: NW1 9DF

Contact: 07775 63 6642

Other details:

Profile: Yes


Name:  Andy Metcalf

Style of work: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Qualification: UKCP; IARPP

Postcode: NW6 3HS


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


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

Profile: Not yet


Name:  Paolo Plotegher

Style of work: Art therapy, psychodynamic therapy

Qualification: HCPC, BAAT

Postcode: NW3 3HS


Other details:

Profile: Yes


Name: Tristan Voice

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: Philadelphia Association UKCP

Postcode: NW3 1QW

Contact:    07799897059

Other details:

Profile: Not yet

London South

Name:  Kate Megase

Style of work:  Integrative counselling

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: CR0 1YE

Contact: 0787 9897063

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


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


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:

Profile: Yes

October 2018: I cannot accept any more free and low cost clients for the moment, I’m afraid!


London SW


Name: Mark Maclean

Style of work: Integrative

Qualification:  UKCP & BACP

Postcode: SW10 


Other details: I offer psychodynamic work, EMDR, mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy

Profile: Not yet


Name:  Gavin Robinson

Style of work:Integrative with individual adults

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: SW17 0RU

Contact: 07986789893

Other details: website

Profile: Not yet


London West

Name:  Peter Ryan

Style of work: PersonCentred Approach to Counselling

Qualification: MBACP (Accred)

Postcode: W10 6BF


Other details:

Profile: Yes


Name:  John Dinwoodie

Style of work: Psychotherapy – Experiential constructivist

Qualification:  UKCP

Postcode: W4 1HL

Contact:  07711 306549/

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet


Malaga, Spain

Name:  Rahel Goenner

Style of work: Relational

Qualification: UKCP

Postcode: close to Malaga

Contact:  447577 570 145

Other details: Offers sessions in English and German


Name:  Jenny Armstead

Style of work: Person-centred

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: M21 7RL


Other details: My Person Centred private practice 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 &

Qualification: UKCP & BACP

Postcode: M21 & SK3

Contact:   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

Other details: I’m listed with The Counselling Directory

Profile: Yes


Name:  Fiona Goldman

Style of work: IntegrativePsychotherapist

Qualification: PG Dip

Postcode: M14 6FG

Contact: 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


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.

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

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

Other details: 


Name:  Sue Jackson

Style of work: Talking therapist

Qualification: See Profile

Postcode: NN2 7JD

Contact: 077183 03 669

Other details: 


North Yorkshire

Name:  Geoff Warren

Style of work: Integrative counselling

Qualification: BACP

Postcode: Scarborough

Contact:  01723 354 934

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

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

Profile: Yes


Name: Nick Davis

Style of work: Integrative Psychotherapist

Qualification: BACP & UKCP

Postcode: KT13 9SW

Contact:   01932 847 329

Other details: 

Profile: Not yet


Name: Tristan Voice

Style of work: Psychotherapist

Qualification: Philadelphia Association UKCP

Postcode: KT16 8DQ

Contact:    07799897059

Other details:

Profile: Not yet


Name: Karen Williams

Style of work: Occupational therapy

Qualification: BSC in occupational therapy

Postcode: TF2 8NA


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.


Name: Ewa Kremplewska

Style of work: Psychology & Psychotherapy

Qualification: CPsychol, AFBPsS, HCPC

Postcode: WR8 0ET

Contact:  07827918516 and

Other details: 

Profile: Yes