All countries with NHS suffer from severe budget deficits. They're cutting corners where ever they can. Trust the beancounters, if there would be a way to cut out the cost of a psy, they'd implemented it.
In the netherlands for example they have an effective system for cutting costs, they have created artificial waiting lists for livesaving surgery. So people have the opportunity to die before getting treated. Every penny counts.
There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.