Talking therapies - other resources

Discover useful organisations for counselling and other behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies.

Talking therapies: counselling, psychotherapy, CBT
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Useful organisations

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP House
15 St John's Business Park
Leicestershire LE17 4HB

T 01455 550243
E [email protected]

National body representing counsellors and psychotherapists. Can provide a list of counsellors and psychotherapists in your area.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Imperial House
Hornby Street
Lancashire BL9 5BN

T 0161 705 4304
E [email protected]

Can provide a list of CBT therapists in your area.

British Psychological Society (BPS)

St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East
Leicester LE1 7DR

T 0116 254 9568
E [email protected]

Provides access to a list of clinical and counselling psychologists that offer private therapy services.

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4BU

T 0845 300 6184

A regulator that keeps a register of health and care professionals who meet set standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. You can search the register to check whether a named psychologist is included as well as make complaints about registered professionals.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies


IAPT is an NHS programme of services in England for therapies that are approved by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence for depression and anxiety. You can search for IAPT services in your area at the NHS website (visit and search on IAPT).


Premier House
Carolina Court
Doncaster DN4 5RA

T 0300 100 1234
E [email protected]

Offers relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families in England and Wales. Provides advice and support face-to-face, by phone and through its website. (For Relate in Northern Ireland visit or call 028 9032 3454.)

UK Council for Psychotherapy

2nd Floor, Edward House
2 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7LT

T 020 7014 9955
E [email protected]

A UK professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and counsellors. Includes a searchable register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.

Further information

Last reviewed: April 2015 
Next review due: April 2018

Reviewed by: Marie Claire Shankland, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, NHS Education Scotland, Glasgow and Cath Burley, Clinical Psychologist and former Chair, Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, British Psychological Society

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request from [email protected]

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