Individual Psychotherapy - Initial Session

Modern life can keep us so busy that we forget (or avoid) the essential need to stop and check in with ourselves in order to take care of our own emotional lives.

At The School of Life, we believe that consulting a psychotherapist should be as accessible and as normal as developing your career, getting help for a physical problem, or going to the gym to get healthy. Just as we take care of our bodies and physical health, a vital element of self-care is devoting focused time and energy to exploring and understanding our thoughts and feelings.

Whatever is going on in your life – whether you are entering a period of transition, want to improve your relationships or are stuck in a rut– we’ll engage you in an enlightening one-to-one conversation marked by curiosity, respect and understanding.

We work online, so wherever you are geographically located, you can find a well suited therapist. However, Please note that we regretfully can’t accept bookings from residents of  the USA at the moment.

You may want help for dealing with a serious problem, or perhaps you want to develop and self-improve.

Psychotherapy can help when life feels unbearably difficult, and it can also make a decent life even better. You will work collaboratively to become more aware of patterns in your life and enact changes to lessen your suffering and increase your enjoyment of life.

Booking Information - Online Psychotherapy

The first step to engage in therapy is to attend an initial session. Please purchase one initial session at your earliest convenience.

Please note that our therapy service is online only. We feel that online therapy allows for continuity and connection, and transcends borders in a way that is hugely valuable. We are unable to accept any requests for in person therapy.

The initial session will last 50 minutes, and the fee is £100 (or EUR/USD equivalent). This will be an opportunity for you to have an in-depth conversation with a highly qualified psychotherapist. You may then choose to have weekly follow-on sessions. As soon as we receive booking confirmation, a therapist will get in touch to arrange a time to meet. All sessions are held in English.

For more information about our service, please check our Psychotherapy FAQ page.

Our Psychotherapists

All The School of Life Psychotherapists are listed here (within our Faculty members) and are either registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council or the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Further reading about psychotherapy is available here


“This process changed my life and helped me become myself.”

“Life is now infinitely better for my partner and for me.”

“The sessions were deeply insightful.”

“Our work together has helped me live the life I want.”  

Questions & Cancellation Policy

For more information about our service and for our cancellation policy, please refer to our  Psychotherapy FAQs.

Individual Psychotherapy - Initial Session

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Delivery Information

European Delivery (exc. Switzerland):

Free Standard delivery on orders over €70

Standard Service (not tracked): €10

delivered in approx. 10 working days

Courier Service
 (tracked): €35
delivered in approx. 5 working days

Rest of World Delivery (inc. Switzerland):

Delivery charges are calculated at checkout based on order size and destination.

All orders are dispatched from our UK warehouse. Customers are liable for all customs tax and duty payable. 

For more information, you can find our full terms and conditions here.

Returns Information

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If, however, you would like to return an item, please do so within 30 days.

Customers are responsible for all returns costs. If you have a query about your order or would like to arrange a return please fill in the form here.

Items must be in original condition and returned with the original sales receipt. 

For more information, see our full terms and conditions here.

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