Useful External Counselling Links

UK Counselling Services – Counselling Services and Centres in the UK.

Listing on UK & Ireland Directory of Counselling and Psychotherapy

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

BACP DIVISIONS Association for Counselling at Work |

BACP Coaching |

BACP Healthcare |

Counselling Children and Young People |

HEALTH 12 Step Treatment Centres |
‘Offering care for drug addiction/alcoholism or any addiction related problems’

24hr Fitness |
Fitness guide and fitness tips from health and fitness consultant’

Acne Assasin |

Acne Info |

Acne Treatment |

ADD/HD information |

Adfam |
A national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work.
Tel: 020 7928 8898

Adoption UK |
Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting.

After Adoption |
After Adoption: Helping everyone affected by adoption

Alive Programme |
A programme geared towards those interested in personal development.

American Mental Health Counselors Association |

Andalusian Retreats | [email protected]
Therapeutic retreats and workshops for therapists

Antidote |
Antidote is a pioneering organisation that seeks to shape a more emotionally literate society through its work with schools. It offers an online schools survey for SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) and a learning network together with publications, training, conferences and consultancy.

Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) |
The professional association for psychological therapists who work online.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources |
Over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for parents too.100 plus links to ADHD-related websites’

Addiction Network |
Extensive information on alcoholism and other addictions

Admiral Nursing DIRECT | 
Admiral Nurses are specialist nurses working with people with dementia and their carers.
Alcoholics Anonymous |

Anxiety Disorder Treatment |
‘Anxiety disorders have a high impact on our daily life. On this site you can learn how to handle anxiety and ultimately cure it’
Association for Independent Practitioners |

Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care Counselling |

Association for University & College Counselling |

Bath Pain Management Unit |
‘Enabling people to reduce the impact of pain on their lives and influencing society’s attitude to pain’

Battle Against Bald |
Follow Bosley Hair Restoration Patients Battle Against Bald at their Bosley hair loss blog,, a blog documenting real battles against hair loss, which we take head-on (pun intended) by going through the Bosley hair restoration procedure. Disclosure: all procedures sponsored and performed by Bosley.

BBC Headroom |
BBC Headroom aims to raise awarenes of the importance of good health and to destigmatise mental illness.

Beat – Beating eating disorders |
Information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders.

Beverley Lewis House |
Beverley Lewis House (BLH) provides care and supported housing services to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and the elderly.

Bipolar & Creativity |
The personal story of an artist, manic depression and his art

Bird Flew |
Forum for non-resident mothers

Brain Tumour UK |
Brain Tumour UK is charitable organisation whose mission is to conquer brain tumours, in partnership with all who share our concern, through a combination of Research, Education and Support. Aims are to increase research into the condition; improve quality & accessibility of information and support; increase awareness and knowledge of brain tumours and advocate for enhanced treatment and care of brain tumour patients and carers.

Breathing Space Scotland |
Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help. So don’t let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.

British Society of Gerontology |
‘aims to promote the understanding of human ageing and later life through research and communication’
Bullying Online |
Help and advice for parents & pupils in dealing with school bullying.

Body Balance |
We are a complementary health centre and accredited VTCT training provider, offering holistic, sports and beauty training to over four hundred students per term, we treat two – three hundred clients privately per month in our clinic  and also run monthly development CPD workshops.

Bowel Cancer UK |
We are a registered charity dedicated to raising awareness on bowel cancer

British Medical Association |
A web-based resource pack for BMA members who have mental health and/or addiction issues. For the BMA homepage (non-members) click here. |
‘An accurate source of research information on Bursitis and treatment options’
British Pregnancy Advisory Service |
Bullying Project |
Click For Therapy |
This is a free directory site where you can register and list you and your service, the site covers everything to do with alternative therapy. Comfort Corner Support Group |
‘A UK Internet forum dedicated to helping sufferers of various mental illnesses’

Complementary Healthcare Information Service UK |

Complementary Medicine Certification |
A non-profit institution approved for degree-granting status offers Complementary Medicine Certification in the world’s foremost natural forms of medicine and ancient healing arts. |

Eating Disorder Hope |

Eating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Our mission is to foster appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center |
An international eating disorder referral organisation.

Endometriosis SHE Trust (UK) |
‘Endometriosis education programme for complementary practitioners’

Childless Stepmums Forum |
‘A forum for stepmothers who (either originally or still) have no children of their own.’

Children First for Health |
We are a free general health information site for young people and families. Run by Great Ormond Street Hospital, the UK’s leading children’s research hospital, we provide authoritative and clinically approved advice from our child health experts on a broad range of health related topics.

Children of Addicted Parents and People |
COAP is a website with online forums for young people affected by someone elses addiction.

Children’s Legal Centre |
Promoting children’s rights in the UK and worldwide.  The Children’s Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.

Counselling in France |

Counselling in prisons network |
The aim of the group is to also identify, develop and produce research agendas in relation to the engagement, management and treatment of female and male offenders.

Counselling in Spain |
The Spanish Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Andalucia is a directory of therapists working within the talking therapies in Andalucia and Gibraltar, who offer a service in English.

Couples Counselling Network |
A national network of qualified counsellors experienced in couples counselling

Criminal Justice |
This programme focuses on mental health and criminal justice inside and out of prison.  We carry out research and analysis, looking across the whole system, including early intervention, diversion, custody, community, and resettlement.

Depression Alliance Scotland |
Depression Alliance Scotland (DAS) is the only charity based in Scotland working solely to help people with Depression living in Scotland. |
Depression Guide is a premier resource on depression and related mental heal disorders and provides information on the different treatment options as well. It has forum and blog for the people to share their feelings and find people with similar type of story.

Divorce Online |
‘Online divorce and separation resource for England and Wales’

Dot Psychology |
Information and resources for psychological and professionals services’

DrugScope |
‘The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs: our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk’

Eating Disorder Treatment |
The Center for Healthy Living is a complete source for learning about: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating and the many treatment centers available for help.

Emergency Childcare |
Parents can search for and book local nursery and childminder spaces online – or arrange for an emergency nanny

Enable Together |
‘Sharing information for independent living’

European Association for Counselling |

Family Mediation in Sussex Limited |
‘All mediators are Legal Services Commission recognised and accredited members of the Family Mediators Association and work to its standards.’

Fatherhood Institute |
The UK’s fatherhood think-tank

gamAid |
gamAid is a not-for-profit community organisation that operates online to help overcome the issues experienced by the friends and families of people with gambling problems and addictions, as well as gamblers themselves. This service provides links to sources of available help and allows users to email counsellors or chat with them online about the problems they are experiencing,along with a forum to give and receive support to each other. |
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.

Good Schools Guide SEN |
‘Everything you need to know when setting out on an special educational needs journey’

Grandparents’ Association |
The Grandparents’ Association – Working for children for over 22 years.

Grief Encounter |
Grief Encounter – Our vision at the Grief Encounter Project is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, recognition and understanding following their loss.

Hafal |
We are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

Health 4 London |
Health 4 London aim to provide general and holistic health information fact-sheets and health information videos which are created by practicing health professionals for the public who have an increasing awareness of their own health and wellbeing. |
‘Health and medical directory and information on the web’

How to write a will |
How to write a Will, find out all the information you’ll need about Will writing and writing a Will |
Read free online books at – over 150 books covering topics such as abroad, family and wellbeing, as well as an expert blog written by our authors.

Internet Watch Foundation |
IWF provide a hotline for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to illegal content on the internet.

Jewish Marriage Council |
The Jewish Marriage Council (JMC) is a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide sensitive support for Jewish individuals, couples and families Just Parents |
‘Parenting and pregnancy advice for mums and dads’

Karma Nirvana |
Karma Nirvana’s staff and most of its 18 volunteers are survivors of forced marriage and ‘honour’-based violence. Project founder and director Jasvinder Sanghera wants the voices of victims “to be heard” and to “shape policy”.

Knife |
The first and most complete resource on knife crime in the UK.

Learning to live with depression |
” A self-guided method for learning skills to overcome depression”

Living Life To The Full |
” Living Life to The Full On-line is a powerful new life skills resource”

MDF: The Bipolar Organisation |
MDF The BiPolar Organisation is a user led charity working to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.

Mediator Locator |
A free national online Directory designed to assist lawyers, courts, and members of the public select conveniently located mediators with requisite expertise to assist settle disputes.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too |
‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is a new website for men who are affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating and/or exercise and ‘Bigorexia’.

Mermaids UK |
Support pages for transgendered children, their families and carers

Mumsnet |
Mumsnet homepage, with latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.

My Family Care |
My Family Care acquired BUPA Childcare last year – and since then the company has gone through a rebranding exercise.

National Association of Widows |
‘A national charity offering support and friendship to widows and women who have lost their partners through bereavement’

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) |
The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Net Mums |
Netmums is a unique local network for mums and dads offering parenting information, activity ideas as well as local boards to network in .

Network for Surviving Stalking |
Network for Surviving Stalking is internationally recognised as the leading Registered Charity in the United Kingdom dedicated to supporting victims of stalking, free of cost or commercial gain.

NLP Weekly |
An online magazine about practical uses of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

OHS Directory |
OHS Directory, the UK directory for occupational health and safety,
provides company profiles and information on occupational health
providers, services and products throughout the UK.

Parentline Plus |
A Parentline Plus website for parents who are concerned about bullying in their child’s life, both outside and within school. We are here to help you support your child build healthy friendships and be safe at every stage of their life.

Parentlineplus |
‘A national charity offering help and information for parents and families’

Parents In Need Of Support |
PINS is a Voluntary organisation working in Hartlepool to support families who are affected by their siblings Drug/Alcohol misuse.

Person Centred Therapy (PCT) Scotland |

Person-Person |
‘A site advertising events and informing therapists in the caring professions in Scotland who seek personal and professional development’

Pink Therapy |
The UK’s leading private therapy organisation specialising in working with sexual minority clients’

Psychology Directory |
‘A psychology related information directory’

Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago |
‘psychology counselling by expert psychologists & psychiatrists in Chicago’

Purple Youth |
‘An online resource for professionals working with young people’

Recovery Connection |
Find Drug Addiction Treatment Programs that are confidential 24-hour Drug Addiction Treatment helpline.

Rehabilitation Network |
The Rehabilitation Network is a leading provider of professional Immediate Needs Assessment, Rehabilitation Case Management and employment services to the insurance industry, solicitors, corporate and private clients.

Respect |
‘Respect runs a phoneline for people who are abusive or violent towards their partners and are looking for help 0845 122 8609. This phoneline also provides information and advice to anyone who’s concerned about their behaviour’

Rethink |
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life

Sandline Learning |
Over 200 pages and features – full range of computer training courses on video and CD-ROM.

Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM) |
A counselling organisation based in Glasgow working with clients face to face and by telephone from all over the UK. Counsellors are trained to Diploma and MSc level.

Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM Counselling)
285 High Street Glasgow G4 0QS Tel: 0141 552 5070

Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM) |
A counselling organisation based in Glasgow working with clients face to face and by telephone from all over the UK. Counsellors are trained to Diploma and MSc level.

Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM Counselling)
285 High Street Glasgow G4 0QS Tel: 0141 552 5070

Self-injury support |
Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress. We particularly help women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).

Shared Care |
Shared Care is a free guidebook to help you find out about complementary therapies and the problems helped by each one

Society Links – Society Directory |

Special Friends |
‘This service has been developed by a team of Clinical Psychologists to support parents of children with disabilities’

The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling |
The professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists who have trained and qualified at wpf Counselling & Psychotherapy’

The Mental Health Social Worker |
The Mental Health Social Worker provides news related to the mental health field and allows press submissions from the public

The National Autistic Society |
The National Autistic Society (NAS) Information Centre is a service for professionals with an interest in autism and related disorders and are the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism.

The Summit: Centre for Conventional and Complementary Health |
The Summit, providing Counsellors and Psychotherapists with luxury consulting and treatment rooms to rent on an hourly basis. If you are a Counsellor or Psychotherapist looking for North London rooms, or a prospective patient looking for a Practitioner, please visit our site or contact us. All Summit Practitioners are insured, qualified and, where appropriate, registered with a professional body

The Survivors Trust |
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella organisation supporting 130 agencies within the UK and Eire, working with male and/or female  survivors of rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse |
A one-stop advice and information website where 16-24 year-olds can find support and guidance on a range of issues

Tourettes syndrome information |

Trichotillomania |
Trichotillomania is a real disorder, causing individuals to pull out their own hair or eyelashes. This site is run by permanently pull free people with trichotillomania. We keep up-to-date of new advances and offer long-term, active support.

UK & Ireland Trichotillomania Support Group |
TSG provide an easily accessible means for UK Trich sufferers to find out about, contact and meet up with one another.

UK Deeds Poll |
Information and an online service for people wishing to change their name by Deed Poll in the UK. Applications can be made online or by post.

UK Drug Rehab |
UK drug rehab directory containing information on drug rehab and alcohol rehab treatment centres. Drug addiction treatment service providers include primary and secondary treatment, after care, advice and counselling, detoxification and more. Answers to FAQ’s about drugs, their effects and dangers etc.

Using Your Head |
‘A site to help women and people around them cope both practically and emotionally with living with hair loss’

Volunteering England |
Volunteering England works to promote volunteering as a powerful force for change, both for those who volunteer and for the wider community. This web site offers a range of resources for anyone who works with or manages volunteers as well as to those who want to volunteer.

Vox Scotland |
Vox Scotland work in partnership with mental health and related services to ensure that service users get every opportunity to contribute positively to changes in the services that serve them.

Way Foundation | 
Every member of WAY lost their partner at an early age. We run social groups across the UK and are growing all the time – there’s probably a group near you.

Weight Loss Help |

Work Relationships |
How should we deal with pushy colleagues, arrogant managers and timid employees? This site offers great advice on what to do in any situation Youth Access |
Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services.

Zentrum fuer Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) |
ZPID is the official institute for psychology information in the German-speaking countries.SOCIAL PROBLEMS

HandsOnScotland |
HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish.

Headway |
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury

How To Get Rid of Stuff |
Step-by-step guides for getting rid of anything and everything!’

Leukaemia CARE |
Leukaemia CARE (registered charity no: 59483) Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives are affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and the allied blood disorders, including the welfare of families and carers as well as of patients. Call the CARE Line on 0800 169 6680 Mental Health Matters |

MS Society |
The MS Society is the UK’s largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) – about 100,000 people in the UK.

National School for Children with Celebral Palsy |

NHS Information Authority: SNOMED |

Novo Vitae |
‘Novo Vitae depression community exists to help those suffering from depression’

Pain Talk |
National discussion forum for UK professionals working in (or with a specific interest in) both acute and chronic pain management.

Pink for a Girl |
‘Providing a community for women who would love to have children but are experiencing problems’ Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD |
The Gateway to PTSD Information is a gateway to four nonprofit sites that offer (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD) information and resources. Four national and international organizations are here to help, with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access and pen-pal resources. Primary Care Electronic

Library (PCEL) |
‘PCEL has indexed and classified over one thousand internet sites relevant to primary care’

PsychHelp – Mental Health Support Group | |
Provides free information and advice to parents. | was formed in late 2005 to offer a unique reference point on safe cosmetics’

0845 767 8000 open from 1pm to 11pm every day

Spinal Injuries Association |
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people. We are unique in that we are a user led organisation with all our Trustees being spinal cord injured themselves.

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre |
The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC) provides information on Multiple Sclerosis, MS symptoms, treatments, research news & MS resources to all those affected by MS. Welcome to our home page.

UK Self Help Directory |
A website providing the phone numbers of over 760 UK self help groups and over 600 hyperlinks. |
A health directory and information website |
The British Medical Association’s Family Doctor Books produce a series of affordable and up to date health information books, written by doctors especially for patients.

Youth Health Talk |
This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.HELPLINES

Haven Trust |
A national breast cancer charity dedicated to providing a network of welcoming and friendly support centres for people affected by breast cancer.
Head office: 020 7384 0000
National helpline: 0870 727 2273

Help the Aged |

NDVH – National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline |
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Redundancy Help |

Sapphire |
Improving rape investigation and victim care.

W.I.R.E.D. – Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Disability |
Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Disability (W.I.R.E.D.) was formed on 1st April 2003 as a result of a merger between Wirral Association for Disability and Living Options Wirral.

W.I.R.E.D. is an organisation of and for disabled people and carers that provides a range of services to people, acts as an umbrella organisation for other local disability groups and promotes the inclusion of disabled people into society.

Women’s Aid |
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.IAPT

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies |


Assistance is available for everyone affected by the London bombings of the 7th July

Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy |

time to change |
Time to Change is England’s most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.

Our vision: To makes lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination

Our mission: To inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health

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