WPF Therapy is a leading charitable provider of talking therapies or psychological therapies.
When you have problems or are in distress it can help to talk to somebody. Your therapist will not tell you what to do or give advice, but will help you explore and reflect on your life and relationships and make your own choices.
WPF Therapy, established in 1969, is the largest charitable provider of counselling and psychotherapy in England.
WPF Therapy is also a leading provider of training for counsellors and psychotherapists and offers a wide range of courses for those wishing to find out more about counselling; undertake a training or augment their existing professional skills and qualifications. Many of our courses lead to accreditation or registration with either BACP, UKCP or BPC.
Training, qualifications & experience
WPF Therapy is an organisational member of both the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). Our clinical service is accredited by BACP. On graduation or trainees gain accreditation with BACP or registration with either UKCP or BPC, dependent on the course taken.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Serious physical illness
Counselling older clients
Counselling for carers
Counselling for clergy
Photos & videos
- Ongoing - WPF therapy certificate in CBT skills
- Ongoing - Foundation certificate in counselling skills
- 14/12/19 - Battlefield birth - therapeutically working with birth trauma, tokophobia, and perinatal PTSD
- 03/01/20 - WPF Therapy - free open evening
- 11/01/20 - The power of transference in the therapeutic relationship
- 11/01/20 - When supervision is difficult - we may need attachment theory in our kitbag
- 18/01/20 - Clinical wills - ethical, practical, and emotional considerations with Roslyn Byfield
- 18/01/20 - Being a sexual woman with Marie Maguire
- 24/01/20 - Shame, guilt, and trauma with Graham Music (lecture)
- 25/01/20 - Dementia - what does it mean for counsellors and psychotherapists?
- 01/02/20 - Intergenerational trauma, with particular focus on black identity wounding
- 08/02/20 - Jung - an introduction to his work and ideas with Chris Driver
- 15/02/20 - Love across the life cycle with Jenny Riddell
- 15/02/20 - Projective identification in practice with Paul Terry
- 22/02/20 - Introduction to counselling and psychotherapy: WPF Therapy taster day
- 22/02/20 - Sexuality, psychoanalysis, and the therapist's countertransference
- 22/02/20 - Avoiding therapeutic impasse - working with substance use when it's not the presenting problem
- 29/02/20 - The complexities of countertransference - a hindrance or a tool?
- 07/03/20 - Therapist attachment style with Sarah Pennock
WPF Therapy is a charity and receives no government funding. To make therapy affordable for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, we operate a sliding scale of fees. This means that people on higher incomes are asked to pay higher but realistic fees so that we can cover the costs of our clinical work with people on lower incomes.
To register for an Initial Consultation there is a non-refundable charge of between £50 and £110, depending on income band. All therapy fees, apart from CBT, are calculated according to income bands. For individual, long term therapy the minimum fee is £40 per session and the maximum is £80. For individual short term therapy the minimum fee is £60 per session and the maximum is £90. Group therapy fees are charged monthly, with a minimum fee of £82.08 and a maximum of £184.68. There is a flat rate of £75 per session for CBT. Please consult the WPF Therapy website (www.wpf.org.uk) for a comprehensive explanation of the clinical fees.
Fees for training courses vary according to the course and can be found on the website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm
Types of client