How much does a therapy or counselling session cost?
Each therapist working at the centre has their own pricing structure. Pricing can range from £30 – £100 per session depending on who you are working with. We also offer a low cost option for those people earning under £15K pa. This costs £20 a session.
How long will I need to have therapy for?
It’s impossible to say. The length of time will depend on what you are coming to the centre for and who you are working with. Some types of therapy, such as CBT, tend to be short term. Psychotherapy tends to take longer. You will get a better idea of this in the initial consultation with Ian.
How will my therapist be allocated?
If you ring the centre in office hours then one of the centre personal assistants will answer the phone and take brief details from you. Ian or Joanna, the centre directors, will then ring you back at a convenient time to you and explore what your needs are and what sort of therapist will work best with you.
There may be a particular type of therapy that would suit your needs better or you may want to work specifically with a woman or a man. Once you are happy with the suggestions Ian or Joanna makes they will contact the relevant therapist on your behalf and they will phone you directly to make an appointment.
It may also be that you have identified which therapist suits you best from this website. If so please let Ian or Joanna know on the phone. If you do not want to ring the centre you can email us by using this contact form.
Does the centre have therapists that work with couples?
Yes. Several therapists at the centre work with couples and there are several different styles of therapy available. Ring the centre and we will explore with you which type of couples therapy will fit you best.
Where is the Affinity Centre?
We have two branches, one in Wilmslow and one in Cheadle. Check out the full directions to the centre by clicking here.
I’m gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer/trans, can you offer me support with my stuff?
Yes. We have many gender and sexually diverse therapists at the centre and all the therapists who work with us are open to difference, whether that be sexuality, race, religion or cultural. We offer couples counselling for same sex couples and support for trans people and their families.
Are all the therapists and counsellors at the centre fully trained?
Yes. All the counsellors at the centre are fully trained, insured and members of their respective professional bodies.
Some of the therapists at the centre are working towards full qualification. This is not unusual in the psychotherapy world because becoming qualified can take around eight years of continual training and therapy practice. Ask in your initial interview if you have further questions about your particular therapist.