How we help Make an appointment Make an appointment Our waiting list is now closed until further notice With regret, we had to temporarily close our waiting list for long and short-term therapy, due to increased pressure on our service during the pandemic. During this time, we are sorry that we are unable to accept any new referrals. We remain committed to offering counselling and psychotherapy to people already on our waiting list and we will start accepting new self-referrals as soon as we are able to. Hope Park Counselling https://www.ed.ac.uk/health/hopepark/appointments is currently taking self-referrals. We have a partnership with Hope Park, and they offer counselling to individuals over the age of sixteen living in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Long-Term Therapy Waiting times and next steps Once you have been added to our waiting list, our skilled clinical managers will assess your self-referral form and allocate you a suitable therapist. If you have any preferences as to which therapist you would like to see, please note this on your self-referral form. Please note that this may result in a longer waiting time if your preferred therapist has limited availability. The waiting time for an appointment varies. Our allocations are quicker when the client has greater flexibility, in terms of days and times, but it is usually longer for evening appointments. Your wait may also be longer if you indicate a preference for a female/male therapist. Once you begin therapy, your appointment will usually be weekly, at the same time and same day each week. Please take care to make sure that the times you offer us will be convenient for you on a regular basis. Cost We operate a sliding scale for fees, according to income as follows: Under £15,000 – around £25 per session Between £15-20,000 – around £30 per session Between £20-25,000 – around £35 per session Between £25-30,000 – around £45 per session Between £30-35,000 – around £55 per session Between £35-45,000- around £65 per session Over £45,000- around £75 per session For couples, please add £20 per hour to the above. Therapy for trainee counsellors (required to have personal therapy as a course requirement) is £40/hour. The fee will be discussed and agreed with your therapist in the first session, and you will review it together from time to time during your therapy. Once an appointment is made, it must be paid for. You and your therapist will discuss and agree on planned breaks and holidays. Short-Term Therapy Wellspring also offers a fast-track short-term therapy service which consists of a total of seven sessions at £60 per session (£420 in total). Please use the online form to self-refer for short-term therapy. Please find our contact details here.