Talking therapies

You may be able to access NHS support through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) if there is a service operating in your area. The NHS Choices website has more information on this.

If you are suffering from depression or feeling unwell please seek help now. Contact your GP or at least talk to someone about how you are feeling. You are not alone and help is available.

You may choose to seek help from a private therapist for yourself or a friend or family member. The CWMT only recognises evidence based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

You will want to be sure that any therapist is properly qualified and registered with an appropriate professional body. CWMT cannot recommend an individual or an organisation, but the websites below all provide lists of counsellors.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is not a help line nor do we give direct help to individuals. The information given here offers further support and contact points for those who may be able to help. CWMT does not accept any responsibility for the claims the organisations make but we believe them to be trustworthy sources of support and help. You may also find it helpful to read our Brief guide to psychological therapies.

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists
Imperial House
Hornby Street
Bury BL9 5BN
Telephone: 0161 705 4304

They hold a 'Find a therapist in your area' Directory of Registered Therapists.

Association of Child Psychotherapists
Suite 7
19 – 23 Wedmore Street
London N19 4RU
Telephone: 020 7281 8479

They hold registers of accredited Child Psychotherapists and will provide details of child psychotherapists in your area.

The Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory
Riverside Way
Surrey, GU15 3YL
Customer Service Team 0844 8030 240

Every counsellor on this site has either submitted a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

15 St John's Business Park 


Leicestershire LE17 4HB
Telephone: 01455 883300

BACP’s primary purpose is to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients. The BACP website features a search tool to help people find a local therapist.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Rear Office, First Floor
32 High Street
Thatcham, Berkshire

Registered Charity No. 1109984

Company No. 5447902

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