Low Cost Therapy & Counselling at HQ Therapy

Low Cost Therapy London HQ Therapy

At the moment our low-cost therapy service has a waiting list of up to 12 weeks. If you would like to start therapy immediately, we can make a referral for you within our main therapy practice. Some of our accredited therapists will often offer a reduced-rate range of rates, depending on your financial circumstances and you can let us know what you can afford.

HQ Therapy’s affordable Low-Cost Therapy service in Hackney, London E8 offers counselling, psychotherapy and coaching at a discounted rate for those who are struggling financially.

Our discounted therapy places are means-tested and rates range from £15 to £30 per session. They are carried out by experienced trainees who are undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma at the University of East London, Metanoia, the Institute for Therapy in Education or a similar University and qualification elsewhere.

Each counsellor brings with them years of experience from different fields including working with bereavement, children, young people, special needs, corporate coaching as well as a wealth of previous career experience.

Low Cost Therapy sessions are conducted in the same way as full-paying sessions. All trainees are supervised by the University the trainee attends. Trainee therapists also attend individual clinical supervision.

Trainees are in their last months of training as a qualified and registered Counsellor and Coach with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or United Kingdom Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP).

If you do not have financial issues, we would still be happy to find a therapist for you within our main therapy practice. This can be at a reduced rate, or full rate, depending on the therapist you choose.


All of our affordable sessions are confidential and counsellors practice in accordance with the British Association of Counselling (BACP) and Psychotherapy or the United Kingdom Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.

Confidentiality will only be breached under extreme circumstances, for example, if there is a risk of serious harm to the client or others or when the law requires the therapist to do so.


Our Low Cost Therapists & Counsellors

***If you are interested in using low cost therapy please use the contact form below.***

Candida Benson Trainee Integrative Arts Psychotherapist thumb Elo Mets Trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist London E8 Thumb Kate Newman Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist thumb Melanie McGrath trainee integrative psychotherapist thumb May Wall Integrative Therapist and Coach thumb Lindsay Dukes Psychosexual Therapist Thumb Alexander Howden Integrative Therapist Lily Lang Integrative Counsellor thumb Chris Opyrchal Arts Psychotherapist thumb Tanya English Integrative Counsellor thumb Ellie Harvey Integrative Counsellor thumbnail Clare Holt Arts Psychotherapist thumbnail Leilah Moodley Integrative Child Psychotherapist thumbnail Milena Georgieva Trainee Integrative Therapist thumbnail Kate Loosmore Integrative Psychotherapist thumbnail Claire Gribble Integrative Arts Psychotherapist thumbnail David Mark Trainee Integrative Therapist & Coach Thumbnail Belinda Sidhu Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist & Coach thumbnail Akeem Yusuff Trainee Therapeutic Counsellor thumbnail Louise Perry Trainee Integrative Arts Psychotherapist thumbnail Mila Bombardieri-Law trainee integrative therapist thumbnail Elia Ciucurita Trainee Integrative Art Psychotherapist Penny Foley Trainee Integrative Arts Psychotherapist thumbnail Violet Omatseye Therapist and Coach Jemma West Trainee Therapeutic Counsellor Beverley Kavanagh Therapeutic Counsellor Christian Danahar Therapeutic Counsellor Amy Lou Womack Integrative Art Psychotherapist Alice Crocker Integrative Therapist and Coach Hayley Collins Therapeutic Counsellor Peter Robinson: Trainee Therapist and Coach thumbnail Isra Mumtaz Integrative Psychotherapist and Coach thumbnail Helen Britton Psychotherapist thumbnail Catherine Lemaitre psychotherapist thumbnail Lucy Cronin Trainee Integrative Counsellor and Coach thumbnail

Low Cost Therapy Payments

Payment is by bank transfer and required prior to the first session to confirm your bookings. You will receive an invoice in advance. Bank details can be found at the foot of the invoice.

HQ Therapy operates a 72hr cancellation policy for it’s low cost therapy services, full payment will be required if 72hrs notice is not given. Payment is for 4 counselling sessions in advance (£60).

If payment is not received no further sessions will be booked until payment has been made. If at any point you are struggling financially, please explore your options with your counsellor.

If you miss more than 2 therapy sessions, you may go back on the waiting list for the low cost therapy sessions. Please speak to your counsellor if you are unable to attend sessions on a regular basis.


If you are interested in arranging low cost therapy and counselling sessions, please email us by using our contact form (Please mention that you are interested in low cost therapy when using the form).

Once your information has been received we will arrange an assessment session with you, this is to ascertain individuals emotional needs in order to place you with the appropriate therapist.

We will not place you with a trainee if your needs require a fully qualified therapist. The fee for the assessment is £30.


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