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Counselling organisations

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This page has information about counselling organisations, organisations that provide counselling as part of their work and organisations that register counsellors.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP House
15 St John's Business Park
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4HB
Phone: 01455 883300
Website: www.bacp.co.uk
Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk

This organisation produces a directory of qualified counsellors. The directory is updated each year. They can provide you with a list of counsellors in your area. You can search the directory online or phone them for information, or their directory may be available in your local library.
 

Cancer Counselling London
Website: www.cancercounsellinglondon.org.uk

Cancer Counselling London provides professional specialist cancer counselling and support for cancer patients and those close to them. It also provides training, supervision and support for health professionals and others involved in the care of people affected by life threatening illness.
 

The Cancer Counselling Trust
The Cancer Counselling Trust has now closed. Their website still gives details of other organisations that provide counselling services. It also lists cancer counsellors and where they are practicing. The website has useful articles about the emotional challenges of cancer.
Website: www.cancercounselling.org.uk
 

Counselling Directory
This website offers a directory of counsellors across the UK. It is a free, confidential service which also contains a number of sections about  emotional disorders. 
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
 

Childline
Weston House
42 Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3NH

Phone: 0800 1111 (24 hour freephone)
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Provides a confidential counselling service for any child with any problem. There is a helpline and a live chat service on their website.
 

Cruse Bereavement Care
P O Box 800
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 2RG
Phone: 0844 477 9400
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Cruse is a charity dedicated to providing support for people who have been bereaved. They offer support through their helplines and have a free counselling service. The address above is their head office. Their website has details of offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
 

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
18 Shakespeare Business Centre
Hathaway Close
Eastleigh
SO50 4SR
Website: findatherapist.fht.org.uk
Phone: 023 8062 4350
Email: info@fht.org.uk

The Federation of Holistic Therapists is the leading professional association for complementary therapists. They have a register of therapists who are qualified, insured, and who follow the FHT strict Code of Conduct and Professional Practice.
 

Relate
Premier House
Carolina Court
Lakeside
Doncaster
DN4 5RA
Phone: 0300 100 1234
Website: www.relate.org.uk

Relate provide relationship counselling to couples and individuals throughout the UK. There is often a waiting list. Clients are asked to contribute towards the cost of their counselling sessions according to their income. They also provide counselling services by telephone or email.  You can ring them to find out about Relate's services and your nearest Relate Centre or Relate counsellor.
 

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
70 Warren Street
London
W1T 5PB
Phone: 0207 380 1960
Website: www.tccr.org.uk  

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships provides relationship counselling and therapy to couples and individuals at their 2 centres in London. There is often a waiting list. Clients are asked to contribute towards the cost of their counselling sessions according to their income.
 

UK Council for Psychotherapy
2nd Floor
Edward House
2 Wakley Street
London
EC1V 7LT
Phone: 020 7014 9955
Email: info@ukcp.org.uk
Website: www.psychotherapy.org.uk

UKCP is an umbrella organisation which promotes regulation of counsellors and therapists. Many of the largest and best known organisations which train and accredit therapists are members of the UKCP. It maintains the National Register of Psychotherapists, which includes all practising counsellors and therapists who belong to its member organisations. Their website has a 'find a counsellor' search. You can search by name, location or specialist area, which includes cancer.

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Updated: 9 November 2012