At Cedar Counselling we are committed to offering affordable and accessible counselling & psychotherapy; bridging the gap between NHS and private therapy. Our ethos is built on our desire to offer therapeutic aid to people who are in need and cannot afford private costs. Therefore we expect people who are employed and not on benefits or have a low income to pay the lower fees of £30 – £40. This enables us to keep providing a very much needed and important service within the community and surrounding areas.
Although a registered charity we obtain no government or statuary financial support and therefore depend on fair client contributions.
Standard Pricing for Ongoing Individual Therapy Sessions (9am-4pm slots)
Band A (£15 slots)
Reserved for people who are unemployed and receiving jobseekers allowance
Band B (£18 slots)
Reserved for people who are on long term benefits such as disability allowance, or low income (£15,000 and below)
Band C (£20-£29 slots)
For people on a below average income (£15,000- £24,999)
Band D (£30-£40 slots)
For people earning £25,000 and above.
Premium Slots (5pm onwards and Saturday)
Evenings (£20-£40) Evening slots start from 5pm onwards. We start from £20 for evening slots due to demand for these slots. We trust clients to pay as much as they can afford between £20-£40. As a guide we would expect clients who earn £24,000 and below to pay £20-£25, clients who earns £25,000 and above to pay £30-£35 and clients who earn £30,000 and above to pay £40.
Saturday (£20-£40) Weekend slots start from £20 due to high demand. We trust clients to pay as much as they can afford between £20-£40. As a guide, we would expect clients who earn £24,000 and below to pay £20-£25, clients who earns £25,000 and above to pay £30-£35 and clients who earn £30,000 and above to pay £40.
Specialist Services Pricing
The fees for these services differ from individual adult counselling due to the specialist nature of the work and more extensive and additional therapist training.
Couples therapy (£50) is the fee for couples counselling
Family therapy (£60) Family therapy is for 3-6 family members only.
Adolescent therapy (£30-£40) This is a service for ages 13-17. The financial assessment is on the parent(s)/guardian(s) and not on the young person. As a guide, we would suggest £30 for incomes below £20,000. £35 for incomes above £20,000 and £40 for incomes above £30,000. We do have 5 low fees spaces available, offering child and adolescent therapy from £10. This is for adolescents aged 16-17 who are self-funding, or for families whose financial circumstances are exceptional. Please note that there tends to be a waiting list for the low fees spaces.
Please note: all fees are subject to regular reviews. Changes in financial circumstances; where income rises or lowers will change which fees band you are paying.
We receive no funding from the government or NHS. All our work relies on the kind contributions of clients and outside donators. If you would like to support our work in supporting others, please visit our donations page.
All of our therapists are registered with UKCP or BACP as student/trainee or fully qualified members.
For more information on our Counselling Services in Birmingham, please contact us.