We welcome direct self-referrals. We also take referrals from psychiatrists, GPs, health professsionals and other agencies such as industry and education. All referrals, discussions and sessions are strictly confidential.
You can use our search facility to identify a therapist in a convenient location and contact them direct. However, if you prefer to telephone our Referral Service contact Paola Turner, the IPSS Administrator on 020 8993 5599.
If you get the answer phone, please do leave a message with your full details and phone number and Paola will call you back, generally within 24 hours, to discuss referral to an IPSS therapist.
Sessions, consultations and fees
Qualified therapists have their own rates and some therapists offer a sliding scale of fees. An initial consultation is used to discuss the client’s difficulties and establishes whether both parties feel that they can work together. Fees and frequency are also discussed at the initial consultation.
Meetings with a therapist will be once, twice or three times a week. Greater frequency allows issues to be explored in more depth. Therapy requires regularity and commitment from both client and therapist.
IPSS is able to offer some low-cost therapy places through its supervised trainees, and current availability is shown here.
Regions currently covered
If you are unable to find a suitable IPSS therapist, then you can search through the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) national register.