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How Much Do Practitioners Charge?

We asked 334 therapists, counsellors, psychologists, hypnotherapists and others what their hourly rate is...

These days, one of the most common questions I get asked by practitioners is how much they should be charging for client sessions.

That’s why I’m revisiting a survey we conducted which asked 334 therapy practitioners about the costs involved in running their business and how much they charge for a session. You can see the infographic with the results below.

And because a lot of practitioners find charging difficult, I’d like to ask you the same question now, so we can get a discussion going in the comments below, and hopefully help each other navigate the minefield that is charging for therapy services.

Let me know in the comments below how you deal with charging, and enjoy the infographic.

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A therapist I trained with once charged £250,000 for a hypnotherapy session with a famous sportsman. Of course, for most people this is an unthinkable amount of money to charge for therapy services. But the sportsman could afford it, and was happy with the results.

It’s easy to feel guilty about taking money from those who need your help. That’s why my colleague Roger Elliott wrote this article, which unpicks the psychological process around charging for therapy or counselling services, to help free you from this guilt.

So, do you find setting your prices difficult?

And how much do you charge for a session and why?

There are quite a few different methods of charging, which affect the cost of therapy, such as:

  • A set session fee
  • Different amounts for different types of session
  • A free first session
  • A more expensive first session with cheaper later ones.

Tell us in the comments below how you deal with charging, and let’s get the discussion started.

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Mark Tyrrell

About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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