How Much Does It Cost For Couples Counselling?

I t is the policy of South Devon Couples Therapy to provide couples counselling regardless of the couples ability to pay.

I want to make therapy affordable for every couple so I currently operate a sliding scale of fees.

My fees are based on yours and your partners combined annual income.

This means people on higher incomes are asked to pay higher but realistic fees so that I can cover the costs of counselling work with people on lower incomes.

Fees for couples counselling are subject to review on an annual basis.

The 2019-2020 fees are listed below:

If your combined household income is:

Tier     Income Bracket     Fee
Tier 1   Under £17,639	    £45/hr
Tier 2   £17,640-£29,399    £55/hr
Tier 3   £29,400 and above  £70/hr

Proof of household income is required to access therapy at Tiers 1 and 2.

In case you’re wondering…

This is how I arrived at these figures:

To start with, I use the Median Household Disposable Income figure from the Office For National Statistics. For the financial year ending 2019 this was £29,400.

  • Median household income? If all the households in the UK were sorted in order from the poorest to the richest… The median income would be the one in the middle. Median income provides a good indication of the standard of living of the “typical” household in terms of income.
  • Disposable income? This is defined is the amount of money households have available for spending and saving after direct taxes (such as Income Tax and Council Tax) have been accounted for. It includes earnings from employment, private pensions and investments, as well as benefits provided by the state.

Note: Relative poverty is calculated as 60% of this amount. So if your family income is £17,640 or less, you are classed as being in relative poverty.


Fee’s for counselling are payable in advance of each session and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy.

If you cancel a prebooked session less than 48 hours before the session, you will be charged the full fee for it.

What Next?:

Please do give me a call or fill in the contact form below. I’m happy to have a conversation before we meet so we can see if:

  • I’m a good fit for you
  • You’re a good fit for me

And to discover if I’m the best solution to your problem.

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