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Therapy services FAQs

Therapy Services FAQs

How long will it take to see an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist?

Once you have made payment for your initial therapy sessions the therapist will be allocated your referral and they will contact to make an appointment for your initial consultation within 2 weeks.

How much does therapy cost?

Your therapy fees are means tested based on your total household income as below –

Tier Income bracket Fee
1 Under £10,000 £15
2 £10,000-£24,999 £25
3 £25,000-£49,999 £35
4 £50,000 and above £50

You will need to pay Anxiety UK the fees for 2 sessions (if you have having clinical hypnotherapy) and for 3 sessions (if you are having CBT or counselling).

You must pay for all other therapy sessions direct to your therapist

Will you contact my GP?

We may have to if you disclose any information on your referral form that requires us to seek your GP’s approval before being able to refer you to an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist. Should this be necessary, we/an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist will contact you first to seek your permission to contact your GP/other relevant healthcare provider that is involved in your care.

Can you or your therapists advise me on my medication?

No, the staff at Anxiety UK and our Anxiety UK Approved Therapists are not medically qualified to give pharmaceutical advice or prescribe medication. As a member you can however access our weekly psychiatric pharmacy helpline.

Will the therapist visit me at home?

Home visits are only available in exceptional circumstances and will always be subject to a therapist being available to undertake such a request in your area. All home visits will be charged at a minimum of the Tier 2 fee and also subject to an additional charge in which is paid direct to your Anxiety UK Approved Therapist in respect of travel costs.  This charge is 45p/mile.

Who can I speak to if I’m unhappy with my Anxiety UK Approved Therapist?

You can make a comment, compliment or complaint at any time by contacting Anxiety UK’s Therapy Services Coordinator on 0161 226 7727 or via email at: services@anxietyuk.org.uk.

How many sessions of therapy do I need?

The number of sessions of therapy that you have will depend on your particular condition and its complexity and severity.  However as an indicative guide, if you are having Clinical Hypnotherapy you can expect to have between 4-6 weekly sessions. If you are having CBT or Counselling you can expect to have between 6-15 sessions.

For more details on our Therapy Services download our Therapy Services brochure here