Resource

HOW DO I FIND A THERAPIST?
For peace of mind you should look for a therapist who is registered with either or both of the following organisations:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Both organisations set the professional standards and training requirements for their members and are there to protect you should you ever need to make a complaint. I am a full member of the BACP. The Counselling Directory also lists therapists who are members of the BACP and UKCP.

It is really important that you find a therapist you feel safe and comfortable working with. Go with your ‘gut instinct’. If that person doesn’t feel right then find someone else who you feel you can trust.

PRENATAL/ANTENATAL DEPRESSION
Pandas Foundation

BIRTH TRAUMA 
Birth Trauma Association

POST NATAL ILLNESS
The Association for Post-Natal Illness 
Post Natal Illness. org
PND Support
Post Partum.net
The Smile Group
The UK Postpartum Psychosis Network

MISCARRIAGE
The Miscarriage Association

PREMATURE. SICK BABY
Bliss

STILL BIRTH. NEONATAL DEATH. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME
Sands
The Lullaby Trust

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Womens Aid
Domestic Violence UK
Refuge

WOMEN’S HEALTH
Red School: The Future of Feminine Spirituality and Leadership (and all things powerfully menstrual).

OTHER
MIND : Association for better mental health.
PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
Relate : Relationship counselling.
Counselling Directory : Directory of professionally accredited counsellors and psychotherapists.
Doula : Find a birth and/or post natal doula to support you through birth and the weeks after your baby has arrived. Doula UK also offer a hardship fund for those on low incomes and gift vouchers so friends and relatives can help pay towards the costs.
NCT : National Childbirth Trust