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Private services

Alongside our NHS and Workplace services, Alliance can also provide private counselling therapy to individuals who wish to fund counselling themselves or via insurance companies.

There are many reasons why people may want to access private counselling. One may be that there are no limits on the number of sessions available and it offers the opportunity to build a longer term relationship with a therapist. Another may be the ability to guarantee a certain level of experience of qualification in the therapist. You may not want to wait to access other forms of therapy and want to get started as quickly as possible.

All of our counsellors are registered with our professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This ensures that their training has been to the relevant standard and that they have made a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Frequently asked questions

How many sessions of counselling will I need?

This depends on the goals that you would like to achieve in therapy. There is no minimum or maximum figure although we tend to work to a six session model with a review at the half-way point.

How long do sessions last?

A counselling session will usually be around 50 minutes. This allows for time to arrange a subsequent appointment and the therapist to write brief notes to summarise the session content.

How much does it cost?

The cost will depend on the type of therapy you are interested in.

Counselling sessions are £50

EMDR sessions are £80

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions are £100

Session fees are payable at the beginning or end of each session and can be paid at reception by cash or card.

Is it confidential?

Yes – the service is completely confidential. The only time we would consider breaking confidentiality is if there were a significant risk of harm either to you or to another person. Counsellors also have regular meetings with a clinical supervisor to ensure their work is of the highest possible standard but any cases discussed are anonymised.

Self Help Resources

Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.

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