Low-cost therapy services in London

by | Sep 4, 2020

Making therapy financially sustainable for the entire duration of the treatment is important from the outset.

Some private therapists offer a few lower-cost therapy slots – ask about availability and see below some guidance on how to navigate online directories and choose the right therapist for you.

Alternatively, there are some longer-term low-cost talking therapy services that enable access to high-quality therapy for people on low incomes and benefits. These services are often based in the community or attached to therapy training institutes.

Below a selection of low-cost therapy services in London. Please note, this list was last updated in May 2024.

The Minster Centre

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy treatment (min. one year, once weekly) provided by experienced trainees in supervision.
Location: 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, London NW6 6RD
Self-referral tel: 020 7644 6240
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The Guild of Psychotherapists

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (max. 2 years, once weekly) treatment for residents of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark provided by experienced psychotherapists and trainees in supervision.
Location: 47 Nelson Square, London SE1
Self-referral tel: 020 7401 3260
E-mail:  [email protected]

BPF British Psychotherapy Foundation

Intensive Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Jungian Analysis treatment (min. 2 years, 3 sessions per week) provided by experienced trainees undertaking an advanced training.
Locations across London
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic treatment (5 sessions per week) provided by experienced trainees undertaking an advanced training.
Location: Byron House, 112A, Shirland Road, London W9 2BT
Self-referral tel: 020 7563 5002
E-mail: [email protected] 

The Awareness Centre

Counselling & Psychotherapy treatment available those who are on benefits or low income provided by Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists working towards accreditation. 
Locations in Clapham, SW4 9JX, and Tooting, SW17 7PB
Self-referral tel: 020 8673 4545
Email: [email protected]


Wimbledon Guild 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for up to 60 sessions, means tested.  
Location: Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4EF
Self-referral tel: 020 8296 0030
Email: [email protected]