24th January 2022 

The following websites offer information about professional accreditation, the different types of counselling and psychotherapy on offer and about specific psychological issues that I am interested in. There are also some self-help resources if you are struggling with stress and anxiety.

  • An excellent article from HelpGuide on Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty

  • Many clients find guided meditation and mindfulness exercises to be beneficial. Calm and Headspace are two of the most popular apps in an expanding field

  • If you are feeling stressed, panicky or having trouble sleeping, the 4-7-8 breathing technique can help you to calm down and relax

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • BACP Register

  • An A to Z of mental health problems from the Mental Health Foundation

  • Mental health information from the NHS

  • Information and support from mental health charity Mind, where I was formerly an honorary counsellor

  • The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – support and advice from a ground-breaking charity working to combat the high level of suicide among men

  • Writing as a Way of Healing – Louise deSalvo's fascinating book on the therapeutic use of storytelling. I hold an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia so this is a subject in which I'm particularly interested

  • Some useful LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) and GSRD (gender, sexuality and relationship diversity) links from Pink Therapy. I am a graduate of their Alternative Sexualities training programme

  • Help, advice and downloadable information from the UK's largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care, for which I formerly volunteered as a bereavement counsellor

  • Support and advice for students from Student Minds