Fees and Arrangements

Initial Assessment

At present the initial consultation is free. This initial consultation provides an opportunity to meet and explore the issues that have led you to seek our services, how these issues impact on your life, your expectations and whether the services we offer can help you.

Our aim in this initial assessment is to gain not only an understanding of the issue or issues that you wish to address but a sense of what part these play in your life as a whole. We will assess how you have coped with these issues in the past, your physical, psychological and emotional resources, your responsibilities, the support available to you and your hopes for the future.

This initial assessment offers us an opportunity to see how we can best help you. This is a two way process. We will then, based on your preferences and Therapist availability, organise a session with the Counsellor/Therapist that we together, feel is best for you.  Thereafter ECS, maintains a contact with you, so we can gather your feedback and if necessary reallocate you to another Counsellor if you are not happy with work you’ve done to date.


The average ongoing rate for Counselling is around £50, with average Psychotherapy rates of £55. For Couple Counselling the set fee is £80 per session with a session once per week, though in the early stages couples may want more sessions to help rebuild an alliance to continue the work and as relations improve may meet fortnightly depending on the support required.

Any questions concerning any of the above please contact us on 0131 261 8707.