Our main aim at Room Inside is to provide more affordable therapy for clients who might otherwise find it too expensive to sustain for the number of sessions they would like to have. Not starting or feeling obliged to end therapy due to worries about the cost can be a real barrier.
It is always worth checking with your GP whether you could be referred for free NHS counselling or psychotherapy and how long you might have to wait for this.
The average cost for private therapy locally is £40-55 per session – a proportion of this fee will often be for overheads such as room rental. At Room Inside, we have been able to keep our rent relatively low. This is how we can offer you a lower sliding scale of £30-45.
The general fee scale for the majority of our adult clients is between £35-45 per session. Fees for young people in full-time education or training are between £25-30.
If you are low-waged or on an irregular contract, work part-time due to child-care or similar, are in receipt of benefits or on a state pension, you can pay £30 per session if a higher fee would not be sustainable.
We may sometimes be able to offer a limited number of contracts with further concessions, but you may have to wait for these to be available. Please discuss this with us at your introductory session.
As we don’t feel it is appropriate to ask you personal questions about your income when starting therapy, trust is an important factor in terms of what fee is appropriate. A useful way of working out how much therapy sessions at Room Inside would cost for you might be to ask yourself how much, rather than how little, you can afford to pay.