sessions and costs
sessions and costs
tailored around you
Here at the Next Chapter, we offer tailored therapy to suit your needs and circumstances.
Your therapist will discuss with you how long you might wish to come to counselling. Some people choose to come for short-term counselling of 6 to 12 sessions, while others come for longer periods of 6 months to a year or more. It may depend on the nature or complexity of what you wish to explore, and we will work with you to understand what you need.
We are primarily a face to face counselling service, but during Covid lockdown we offered all our appointments online and this remains an option if, for example, you need to self-isolate. Some of our practitioners are continuing to work mainly online at this time. More information is available on request.
Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes in length, and we recommend weekly counselling for most clients. However, different arrangements are occasionally possible. Please contact us to enquire, or you can discuss this with your therapist.
Most of our counselling appointments are between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. Appointments are occasionally available in the evenings and at weekends, but these are in high demand. Please contact us for current availability. We hold a waiting list for our reduced fee appointments, and sometimes there is a short wait for standard appointments. More information is available on request.
Our therapists uphold the highest levels of confidentiality. There are some circumstances where this might vary for ethical or legal reasons, and your therapist can discuss this with you and answer any questions you have.
We work 1:1 with individuals aged 16 or over, and do not currently offer couples or family therapy.
50 minutes: £45-55 depending
on which therapist you work with.
A number of reduced fee counselling places are
available thanks to funding from our charity partner. These cost on a sliding scale between £10-45 per session depending on your circumstances. See below for more information.
50 minutes: £55
Reflexology: £40 Aromareflex: £45
Sliding scale based on your yearly income
Under 15k: £30 for 1 hour; £22 for 30 mins
£15k+: £35 for 1 hour; £24 for 30 mins
£20k+: £40 for 1 hour; £25 for 30 mins
£30k+: £45 for 1 hour; £27 for 30 mins
Therapeutic writing group
£7 per person per session
reduced fee counselling
Reduced fee counselling is supported by our charity partner, the Moston Care Foundation, which offers funding that allows our counsellors to offer a limited number of lower cost sessions at the Next Chapter. These sessions are usually available to people living on an income below the National Living Wage (currently £17,550 per year), but we do take account of individual circumstances.
We will discuss your needs and circumstances with you and ask you to make a contribution starting from £10 up to your counsellor’s normal session fee, depending on what you can afford. Reduced fee places are initially offered for 12 weeks per client, with the possibility of additional sessions in some circumstances, following discussion with your counsellor. Due to service restrictions these sessions are available during the daytime only i.e. between 9am and 5pm.
Reduced fee counselling is primarily a face to face service, though we are able to offer online counselling in response to the current Covid situation, and to increase accessibility. These spaces are available to people aged 16 and over living in Edinburgh and the surrounding area only. All spaces are subject to availability and there is a waiting list.
Please contact us if the cost of counselling is an issue for you, or to discuss any aspect of our reduced fee places.
our charity partner
The Moston Care Foundation is an Edinburgh-based charity, set up in 2013 to fund projects and organisations which work to help people with emotional, mental or physical health challenges, who might struggle to access appropriate help or support for financial reasons.
In recent years, the charity has donated to a variety of health and disability charities, groups and projects, including funds to provide ‘therapy pets’ for care homes, schools and universities, support for an art therapy project for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and a grant for voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh.
Now, the Moston Care Foundation has put funding in place to make low cost counselling available through The Next Chapter, to help those who might otherwise find it difficult to afford counselling.
Please see www.mostoncare.org.uk for more information.
Moston Care Foundation, a company registered in Scotland and limited by guarantee, company number 452587.
Scottish charity number SC044389