8. Useful organisations
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
15 St John's Business Park
Leicestershire LE17 4HB
T 01455 550243
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)
Lancashire BL9 5BN
T 0161 705 4304
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
Provides access to a list of clinical and counselling psychologists that offer private therapy services.
Health and Care Professions Council
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 NHS Choices (visit www.nhs.uk/service-search and search on IAPT).
Doncaster DN4 5RA
T 0300 100 1234
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 www.relateni.org or call 028 9032 3454.)
UK Council for Psychotherapy
2nd Floor, Edward House
2 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7LT
T 020 7014 9955
A UK professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and counsellors. Includes a searchable register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.