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)

01455 550243
[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)

0330 320 0851
[email protected]

Can provide a list of CBT therapists in your area.

British Psychological Society (BPS)

0116 254 9568
[email protected]

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

Health and Care Professions Council

0300 500 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


0300 003 0396
[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

020 7014 9955
[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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