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.
The Miscarriage Association
MIND : Association for better mental health.
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