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Anxiety UK is the nation’s leading anxiety disorders charity, with more than 40 years of making a difference to the everyday lives of those affected by anxiety. The charity has won a number of high profile awards, including the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its dedication to those affected by anxiety.

Anxiety UK has a range of services available exclusively to members, including access to reduced cost therapy. Above all, membership offers a community of like minded people who provide support and understanding for anyone experiencing problems as a result of anxiety.

Click here for an Anxiety UK information leaflet.

What do I get as a member?

We pride ourselves on being user led, with many on our staff and volunteer team with personal experience of anxiety. You can get involved by becoming a member of Anxiety UK, thereby enjoying the following benefits.

  • Access to reduced cost therapy

  • Access to specialist email and helpline support, including the psychiatric pharmacy

  • Subscription to Anxious Times magazine

  • Access to online surgeries with anxiety experts

  • Access to peer support through Anxiety UK’s popular pen-pals booklet

  • Access to our online community and other online resources

Membership costs £30 a year. You can join by telephone on 08444 775 774, through the post or by clicking here.

What services do you offer?

At Anxiety UK, we have always offered a range of services – some for people with very mild anxiety problems whilst providing services for others who have more severe and longstanding anxiety issues.

We passionately believe in choice. Those who use our services are unique individuals. Therefore their journey towards recovery from anxiety will also be unique. Because of this, Anxiety UK has an extensive range of services to meet your needs, from ongoing support to self help. You choose the level of service/support that you feel you need – because you know best.

Anxiety UK therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming. We have therapists based all over the country and offer face to face, telephone and web-cam sessions.

All our therapies are available to members of Anxiety UK and are offered at significantly reduced rates (fees range from £12 – £50 per session dependant on client’s household income) compared to standard private practice rates. And because we offer therapies over the phone and via web-cam, we are able to help support you no matter where you live. There is a lot of positive evidence on the use of telephone therapy to deliver counselling and CBT so please consider this option if we do not have a therapist in your area.

For more detailed information on any of the therapies we offer, click on the following links:

How quickly can I see a therapist?

Upon receipt of the necessary therapy application forms, Anxiety UK aims to get members into therapy within 2 weeks. If you have applied for therapy and have not heard from Anxiety UK or an approved therapist within that time, we urge you to get in touch with us on 08444 775 774 or to ensure we have received all of the documentation required to process your referral.

Your therapist will not usually need to contact your GP – however, as your welfare is of paramount importance, if issues of safety arise, for example, if your therapist believes that you are a risk to yourself or to others, he/she may need to contact your GP before commencing treatment, or at any other time, as appropriate during treatment.  Your therapist will always discuss this with you before making contact with your GP. It is essential we have your GP contact details.  Without this, we cannot process your application.

* Please note, if you are under the age of 16 years of age we will require a letter from your GP giving their permission for us to provide access to treatment as well as confirmation from your parent/guardian of their consent for you to access this service. *


How much do you charge for therapy?

We have a tier system in place to make access to talking therapy as affordable as possible for everyone. Prices range from £12 for telephone/web-cam therapy for the lowest earners to £50 for face to face therapy for those with a household income of more than £35,000.  

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We can also provide support from therapists who provide sessions in a second language if required. We have therapists who are able to speak French, Italian, German, Greek, Farsi, Afrikaans, Russian, Polish and Spanish.

For more information about charges for therapy, call us on 08444 775 774.

*To receive therapy on either of the first top tiers, evidence is required to ensure that the lower tiers are kept exclusively for those who most need it. Approved evidence includes:

  • An award notification showing current rates of benefit
  • A written statement of benefits from Benefits Agency staff
  • Bank statement showing benefits paid in
  • Bank statement showing state pension paid in
  • Notice of state pension award from the DWP

To become a member and start receiving therapy, click here.

Please click here for important legal information, including our refunds policy and terms and conditions of receiving therapy.

Please click here for our Refunds Policy .

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