The Low Cost Clinic
On this page you will find some frequently asked questions, and the contact form to book a session.
What is the Low Cost Clinic?
The Low Cost Clinic is a quality multicultural service especially dedicated to the provision of counselling, psychotherapy or counselling psychology services to people on low incomes. Our counsellors offer native-English, Greek, French and Polish speaking services. Places are available with qualified therapists and doctoral / masters-level trainee psychotherapists and counselling psychologists, preparing for / in advanced doctoral studies in psychology.
Partners of The Low Cost Clinic include: doctoral students of the University of Manchester; Webster University, and its masters-level psychology degree programmes, that place special emphasis in Counselling Psychology:
How much is the Low Cost Clinic?
£50 / session for face-to-face services in Manchester.
£40 / session for online services (internationally), including Skype, FaceTime and email.
What happens during sessions?
Sessions aim to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of what keeps these unhelpful ‘patterns’ in place, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping and bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. This involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant life events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely. Depending on the nature of your problem, courses can be short or long term. Sessions can be provided for adults, adolescents and children on a one-to-one basis, or for couples, families and within groups whose members share similar problems.
Every session is different because every client is different, as are their problems. Your counsellor will encourage you to talk and explore, in a structured way, about your feelings and experiences. Depending on their training and modality, your practitioner may also suggest particular techniques as part of that exploration – for example, using art, imaging, dream or movement work. Whatever the technique or clinical approach, therapy is not a magical cure, it is a process to help you find the capacity for improvement within yourself.
What are the typical issues people work on (and through) in the Low Cost Clinic?
Depression and feeling down, anxiety and generalised anxiety, addiction (including internet addiction), relationship difficulties, identity issues, sexual problems (gay and kink friendly) , career counselling, phobias, trauma, compulsions, obsessions, paranoia.
Please note: this is not an exhaustive list, merely just some of the common issues a lot of people struggle with.