HumanKind offers counselling sessions by Master of Professional Counselling or Psychology interns working towards their professional licence. If you would like qualified help, they also have licensed counsellors and an art therapist.
The social enterprise charges a minimal fee but aims not to turn away those unable to pay the amount. They urge those with financial constraints to contact them directly.
Cost: RM50 with trainee counsellor.
2. Cara Cara
Cara Cara is a collective of therapists working together to keep costs low and bring affordable therapy to clients. As with most of the other places listed here, they offer individual therapy, both online and in-person.
They want people to feel safe and supported, and are offering inclusive therapy for all races, religion, genders, and sexual identities.
Cost: RM50 with trainee counsellors, RM80 with licensed counsellors.
3. Meraky Space
Meraky Space aims to empower and to create a safe space for everyone by offering therapy that is affordable, affirming, and accessible.
They offer both online and in-person therapy, and encourage everyone — not just those with mental health illnesses — to share their struggles.
Cost: RM60 with trainee counsellors, RM100 for each session (or RM500 for six sessions) with licensed counsellors.
4. Psycle Consultancy
Psycle Consultancy is a centre in Sri Hartamas that consists of a team of trained clinical psychologists and licensed counsellors.
As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, they are offering subsidised services to encourage those with financial constraints to reach out.
"No one should need to choose between putting food on the table and their mental health," they urge.
Cost: RM30 with trainee clinical psychologist.
5. Mentem Psychological Services
Based in Subang Jaya, Mentem Psychological Services provides psychological interventions and assessments for various types of psychological concerns for children, adolescents, and adults.
They assure their sessions are for people from all walks of life with diverse needs and concerns.
Cost: RM80 with trainee clinical psychologist.
6. People Psychological Solutions
People Psychological Solutions is a private psychological services firm located in Mont Kiara. It offers full psychological assessments and counselling for adult professionals.
However, for their more affordable services, sessions will be conducted by trainee clinical psychologists.
Cost: RM60 with trainee clinical psychologist.
7. MentCouch Psychology Centre
MentCouch Psychology Centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur believes that mental health and psychological services are not only meant for people with problems, but are for everyone.
They are offering trial consultations for RM100 with a licensed clinical psychologist.
For a more affordable option, the centre is also offering a 'Lend An Ear' service that is best for individuals who need a professional to simply listen to them without judgment and in a safe environment.
Cost: RM50 for Lend An Ear service, RM100 for 45-minute trial consultation.
8. Telos Mental Wellness
Telos Mental Wellness is founded by three passionate mental health advocates and friends who became licensed and registered counsellors together.
Their startup mental health clinic is located in Subang Jaya. They aim to provide accessible, affordable, and supportive therapy, and believe that anyone can enjoy the benefits of therapy, not only those struggling with issues.
Sessions are with experienced licensed and registered mental health therapists.
Cost: RM120 per session, or RM600 for six sessions, by licensed mental health therapists.
Seeking professional help is not a form of weakness. If you or anyone you know need help, here are other resources: