Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling / Psychotherapy

Meridian Therapeutic Services CIC offers affordable counselling in Birmingham from The Meridian Centre and affordable online counselling / psychotherapy for adults and young people (where appropriate) throughout the UK. We believe that effective and affordable psychological therapy should be accessible to all. Therapy can be short or long term. This will be discussed in your assessment appointment. Regular reviews will ensure that you are continuing to make progress towards your therapeutic goals. There are a range of fully qualified paid, volunteer and trainee therapists offering integrative counselling approaches that include:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy

During your assessment with an experienced therapist you will be asked to talk about what is bringing you to therapy. Also, you will be asked to provide some history so that you can be placed with an appropriate therapist. All assessment appointments for adults are online. Following your assessment you will be able to request that your future therapy appointments are in person at The Meridian Centre. Additionally, counselling can be online if this is your preference or you are located outside of Birmingham. All assessment appointments for children and young people (under 18 years) are in person at The Meridian Centre.

Our affordable counselling service aims to:

  • Offer an assessment appointment to ensure our therapists are suitable
  • Provide high quality therapy in Birmingham or online
  • Make therapy accessible for those on lower incomes

Fees for weekly therapy sessions are based on £1 for every £1000 earned per annum and begin at £25 per session. For example if a person earns less than £25,000 annually, weekly sessions will be charged at £25 each. If a person earns £35,000 per annum weekly sessions will be charged at £35 each. The maximum fee is £40 and all sessions last for 50 minutes.

After assessment you might be placed with a qualified or trainee therapist and this will be based on your needs identified in the assessment. If you want only to be placed with a qualified therapist fees are £50. Please let us know in your assessment if this is your preference.

We are able to offer some concessions for people that are on benefits such as Universal Credit or based on circumstances such as lone parents on a low income and students. If you would like to find out if you are eligible for concessionary fees please contact us by completing the enquiry form below.

Appointments for adults are available Tuesday – Saturday from 10am until 5pm. We have some limited evening appointments available on Thursdays until 8pm.

Appointments for children are available on Mondays 9.30am until 5.30pm.

Our counsellors / psychotherapists can offer therapy for the following concerns:

  • Anxiety
  • Issues related to ADHD
  • Depression
  • Issues related to identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Issues related to sexuality
  • Anger
  • Low self esteem
  • Issues related to childhood
  • Issues related to Autism
  • School / work related issues
  • Stress

We offer online counselling, as well as face to face counselling in Birmingham at The Meridian Centre.

If you would like to book an assessment appointment to ensure that our therapists are suitable for you please do so by clicking on the button below. Assessments are charged at £20. This fee is refunded if it is decided that our service is not suitable for you and you are not placed with a therapist.

Currently we are experiencing a high number of people accessing our services and therefore our current wait to be placed with a therapist following assessment is approximately 4-8 weeks.

As well as Meridian Therapeutic Services CIC, The Meridian Centre has highly experienced counsellors and psychotherapists that hire our rooms and work in private practice. Charges for sessions begin at £50. For more information about some of the therapists in private practice please see our Therapists page.