There is no shame in looking for help. These organisations exist because they are needed. I have used many of the organisations listed below myself and found them helpful.
BACP – Find A Therapist This directory is provided by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Therapists who are registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists will have ‘Registered Member MBACP’ listed on their profile. You can double-check that anyone claiming to be on the register is entitled to do so by checking against the actual BACP register.
The Bowlby Centre The Bowlby Centre is an organisation offering an attachment-based, psychoanalytic relational approach to psychotherapy.
ChildLine ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people.
Drayton Park Women’s Crisis Centre Drayton Park Women’s Crisis Centre offers an residential alternative to hospital admission for women in an acute mental health crisis.
NSPCC Helpline The NSPCC Helpline is a service for adults who are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child.
The Maytree A place to find some peace, if you are feeling suicidal. The Maytree offers a free one off four-night/five-day residential stay in a supportive environment, for people who are struggling with thoughts of ending their lives.
Pact Pact offers support if someone you know is in prison.
The Philadelphia Association The Philadelphia Association was founded in 1965 by RD Laing and others to challenge accepted ways of understanding and treating mental and emotional suffering. In addition to psychotherapy, The Philadelphia Association also run residential community houses.
Rape & Sexual Abuse Helpline Croydon based organisation providing a high standard of professional support to survivors of sexual violence. (This website has a timer to automatically re-direct to another site, if you are concerned about anyone knowing you visited the site)
The Samaritans The Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
The Site For Contemporary Psychoanalysis The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis brings together a network of psychoanalytically-oriented therapists working in different parts of the UK, offering psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, from depression and anxiety to relationship and work problems.
SupportLine Works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
UKCP – Find A Therapist This directory is provided by The UK Council for Psychotherapy, the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. As with BACP you can double-check that anyone claiming to be on the register is entitled to do so by checking against the actual UKCP register.