If you want to find a Non-NHS therapist, Mind have produced very helpful guidance on options beyond the usual NHS options (How to find a therapist – Mind) which includes private therapists. If you scroll down this link, you will find information on
- Therapists at your place of work or education
- Charity and third sector therapists
- Private therapist
You do not normally need any GP referral to access private counselling (The one exception may be if an insurance company insists on this, but this is now unusual as it delays your appointment).