How does anyone afford therapy?!!

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I've been contacting therapists my local area and I've been getting quotes of £80 + for 50 minutes. Some with 2 years experience saying "their fee's are in line with Harley street". I've tried the NHS but they only offer group CBT during the day which I can't commit to due to work. I've followed some previous advice from the forum about contacting therapists and asking for lower fee but it's not had a huge response.

I don't need a flashy practice, just a chair and a qualified person with realistic fees....or am I being too optimistic?

Anyone from London have any suggestion please? Thank you.
 
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Hi, have you searched "low cost therapy London"? or with your postcode? I had long term low cost therapy while living in London via AGIP in Archway. They and other training clinics take on clients for low fees, you may see a student but they are already well into training, have some qualifications and v well supervised. Or try "Free Psychotherapy network London". I see private T now and pay low fee, negotiated, on website some state "sliding scale". Hope this helps, hope you find a good one x
 
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Thanks Write. I think my problem is I live in the Richmond area where everyone charges a premium. I looked at AGIP but getting to Archway would be difficult... I have a family so time is limited. I'll look at Free Psychotherapy network London" and look out for the "sliding scale". Thanks for tip.

It seems like such a racket all this therapy. I didn't realise.
 
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Chat with us for free in the meantime.

I find chatting to people (even if only online) better than anything on offer with money. (but of course not for everyone)
 
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i can't afford therapy tried mind councilling they're students with no real experience first one i saw i said this is doing you more good than me, he said you and all your friends are losers

when i've tried nhs psychotherapy my view on the nhs better been a not fit for work better on drugs and the dwp cutting benefits to absolute poverty makes you deteriate again, it doesn't go down well with nhs therapists most of which appear to watch benefit porn

have a sympathy for peter hitchins saying nhs workers see patients as people to get rid off, and nothings going to change to the money really does follow the patient

theres that place giving therapy to immigrants, my irish friend used it when the race relations recognised the irish, i can't coming from brum isn't recognised despite similar issues

there is a school of opinion that therapy doesn't work with schitzoprenia