Explains what talking therapies are, what happens during therapy, how to get the most from therapy and how to find a therapist.
Information about cognitive analytic therapy, including a list of accredited therapists.
Information about cognitive behavioural therapy and related treatments, including details of accredited therapists.
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
Professional body for play therapists. Provides information and details of accredited therapists.
Information about psychology, including a list of chartered psychologists.
Support services for those harmed by a professional in a position of trust.
Online directory of professionally registered counsellors and psychotherapists.
Information about local NHS therapy and counselling services, which you can often self-refer to (England only).
Provides helplines and talking therapies in some areas of the UK.
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
0808 802 9999
Support for women and girls affected by rape, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence. Provides details of local centres.
Provides health and social care services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems.
Professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Provides online register of psychotherapists offering different talking treatments privately.
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