About us

WPF Therapy is a leading charitable provider of talking therapies or psychological therapies. We are currently seeing clients online and delivering courses online.

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 skills courses; undertake a training or augment their existing professional skills and qualifications. Our main clinical training is BACP accredited and leads to registration with UKCP and/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 *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Serious physical illness
Counselling older clients
Group therapy
Counselling for carers
Counselling for clergy

Upcoming events


Additional information

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 £70 and £160, depending on income band.

Individual therapy
The fee for individual, long term therapy is calculated according to income bands. The minimum fee is £35 per session and the maximum is £80 per session.

The fee for individual, short term therapy is calculated according to income bands. The minimum fee is £45 per session and the maximum is £90 per session.

Group therapy
The fee for group therapy is calculated according to income bands and is charged monthly. The minimum fee is £95 and the maximum is £245 per month.

Fees for new clients are revised annually

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.


Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm

23 Magdalen Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Lift available that will accommodate a wheelchair