Attitudes to the fee for therapy appear to vary considerably- from the defiantly pro-fee stance pointing to the counsellor’s training and other investment into his or her vocation, to a considerable unease about the exchange of money for carrying attention. This may stem from the common belief that caring should ideally be given freely by one human being to another.
Freud and other psychoanalytic writers see the “sacrificial” fee as an important part of the therapeutic process. The fee, they argue, increases commitment, provides a motivation to end therapy, and is a way of grounding the relationship in reality.
Source: fragment of the article “For a fee or for free?” by Dannie Rosenhammer published in Therapy Today, April 2013
If choice, flexibility, confidentiality and autonomy are important to you, you should consider paying for your own mental health treatment. It may be the best investment in your future you ever make[by Howie Lambert, Ph.D.]
Session cost at the London Practice: standard individual 50 min session costs £55, 50 min sessions for couples cost £65 (September 2019+).
Session cost at the Rochester Practice: standard individual 50 min session costs £45, 50 min sessions for couples cost £55 (September 2019+).
Private insurance prices might be slightly higher than the above prices depending on the additional documentation needed for patient progress monitoring and/or invoicing.
Sessions are usually organized once a week in a form of face to face meetings.
Skype or telephone counselling available for clients in specific circumstances.
I do not accept telephone calls where the telephone number is withheld.