I have clients who through no fault of their own, have limited finances, and if they cannot find any free or government subsidised therapy, they can’t normally have therapy.
I understand that therapy can be very expensive, especially over time, and I do what I can to help by balancing my need to earn a living, with the client’s ability to pay the required fees, (as stated on my website).
I often offer my clients a way of having therapy that lowers the financial pressure while keeping therapy relevant.
I can often help people with limited financial options, by providing a mix of self-help possibilities and homework, and a reduced number of therapy sessions spread out over a longer time period, while keeping my fees as flexible as I can.
Normally, one session per week is usually required when having therapy, and that does seem to be a favoured amount of time, that most therapists use, it appears to be a good balance between attending therapy sessions, while allowing suitable time for the client to reflect on internal content between sessions, but that is only a guide and not always needed.
Sometimes by having options to have one session every two weeks, or once every three weeks, or even once per month, while also giving homework that has to be completed in between the sessions, can prove to be very effective.
But in some cases, it can require more commitment from the client, especially if there is only one session per month without a therapist to help and support them.
when it works it usually works very well, in fact you can argue that having to do most of the work on their own, builds both self-reliance and personal autonomy, possibly at a faster rate than it will otherwise happen.
Although it is not suitable for everyone, it can be well worth trying for yourself to see what’s possible for you.