Useful Information

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 Crisis
Birth Trauma Association
EMDR : EMDR Association – UK & Ireland.  EMDR is a very effective therapy for the treatment of post traumatic stress.

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

Other
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

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