• Professional long or short term counselling at no cost to practice
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  • Complementary to in house counselling provision
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  • Prompt response to patients to help reduce waiting list
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  • Flexible availability including the possibility of evening sessions where surgery hours allow
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  • All our counsellors are qualified members of the BACP / UKCP with their own insurance and supervision in place
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  • Fees negotiated sensitively and individually with patients to ensure a level which is affordable and respectful to patient and counsellor
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  • Sympathetic recognition of genuine hardship cases
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  • A range of experience and special expertise amongst our counsellors
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  • Straightforward and proven referral and reporting system for GPs

Affordable Counselling Group

The Affordable Counselling Group (ACG) is run by two counsellors – Shirley Hinson and Natasha Lumley.

We both hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and are Accredited Members of the BACP. We are committed to Continuing Professional Development and further developing our individual specialisms.

ACG is an independent service set up by us to provide a free counselling service to GP practices to complement any in house arrangement you may have.

Our counsellors work on a self employed basis and will negotiate fees with each client individually. We recognise that some clients are able to afford very little and will always look sympathetically at cases of genuine hardship.


We always welcome enquiries from qualified counsellors with a genuine belief in affordable counselling who might be interested in working with us.

Affordable Conselling Group
Shirley Hinson
Adv.Dip.Hum.Couns
MBACP (Accred)

Affordable Conselling Group
Natasha Lumley
Adv.Dip.Hum.Couns
MBACP (Accred)