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Independent Therapy Solutions exists to provide a range of high quality interventions to people and organisations experiencing emotional, psychological or behavioural difficulties to facilitate change and well being.

“Releasing the unique potential of the individual through non judgemental, self empowering support

 

Counsellors

CSCounselling
Ilford
Essex
Phone 07535 261757
e FAX: 0705 366 1106CS Counsellin
Email: chrissergeant@cscounselling.co.uk g

www.cscounselling.co.uk

 

Useful organisations


Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1QP
helpline: 020 8478 3400, tel. 020 8262 8891
web: www.anxietycare.org.uk
Helps people to recover from anxiety disorders

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The Globe Centre, PO Box 9, Accrington BB5 0XB
tel. 01254 875 277
web:www.babcp.com
Can provide details of accredited therapists

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP House, 35 37 Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2SG
tel. 0870 443 5252
web: www.bacp.co.uk
Contact for details of local practitioners

The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR
tel. 0116 254 9568
web:
www.bps.org.uk
Produces a directory of chartered psychologists

First Steps to Freedom
1 Taylor Close, Kenilworth CV8 2LW
helpline: 0845 120 2916, tel. 01926 864 473
web:www.first-steps.org
Offers practical help to those who suffer from anxiety problems

The Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM)
PO Box 194, London SE16 7QZ
tel. 020 7237 5165
web: www.i-c-m.org.uk
Has a register of professional, competent practitioners

National Phobics Society
Zion CRC, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 4ZY
tel. 0870 770 0456
web: www.phobics-society.org.uk
Support, help and information for those with anxiety disorders.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)
MidCity Place,71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA
web: www.nice.org.uk
Contact for copies of guidelines for doctors and medical staff on caring for people with generalised anxiety disorder.

No Panic
93 Brands Farm Way, Telford, Shropshire TF3 2JQ
helpline: 0808 808 0545, tel. 01952 590 005
web:www.nopanic.org.uk
Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)
PO Box 3760, Bath BA2 3WY
tel. 0845 600 9601, web: www.triumphoverphobia.com
Helpline and network of structured self-help groups for people experiencing phobia or obsessive-compulsive disorder

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
167 169 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PF
tel. 020 7436 3002
web: www.psychotherapy.org.uk
A membership body of almost 80 psychotherapy organisations in the UK. Maintains a voluntary register of qualified psychotherapists.



Relationships

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - www.refuge.org.uk and 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline FREEPHONE 0808 2000 247
The Helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid and is available seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. Calls are confidential and are handled by fully-trained female workers who provide support, information and a listening ear. Abused women and their children can gain access to a network of refuges across the UK via this helpline.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - male victims - www.parents4protest.co.uk
Although this site is mainly for male victims, it also has lots of useful information for anybody who is suffering, or has suffered, any form of domestic abuse - adults and children.

DIVORCE AID - www.divorceaid.co.uk
This is an excellent site with some very interesting articles and it's full of hints, tips and useful information - especially on legal matters.

BBC HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS - www.bbc.co.uk/relationships
Thus is a site dedicated to a range of health and relationship issues, including handling conflict, coping with change, sexual problems, and domestic violence.

CARE FOR THE FAMILY - www.careforthefamily.org.uk
Care for the Family aims to promote strong family life and to help those who are forming step-families.

FAMILIES NEED FATHERS - www.fnf.org.uk
Families Need Fathers is chiefly concerned about the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents before and after family breakdown.

DOMESTIC ABUSE - male victims - www.mankind.org.uk    HELPLINE 0870 794 4124
If you are a man suffering from domestic abuse and require a safe place to stay, you can also call 01643 863352 to arrange for a referral to a refuge.

ONE PARENT FAMILIES - www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk or 0800 018502
Practical information for lone parents: childcare, employment, money issues, children's behaviour; also lists other useful organisations.

FEGANS CHILD and FAMILY CARE - www.fegans.org.uk
Child focussed with the priority being on their wellbeing. Working in the community, mainly within Kent and East Sussex, they undertake counselling services, child and family support, pre-school facilities, schools work and training. They underline the value of the family, working with parents, or those with parental responsibility, especially in times of crisis.

RELATE - www.relate.org.uk
A statutory body that deals with relationship crisis and providing couple counselling. Also, under the name RELATEEN, provides a service for young people.

SELF-HELP UK - www.self-help.org.uk
Provides a searchable database of over 1,000 self-help organisations and support groups across the UK that offer support, guidance and advice to patients, carers and their relatives.

WOMEN'S AID - www.womensaid.org.uk and CHILDREN - www.thehideout.org.uk also 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline - FREEPHONE 0808 2000 247
The Helpline is run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 500 local services, working to end violence against women and children and supporting over 200,000 women and children each year.

NOVO VITAE - www.zizzoo.com/guides/depression
A site dedicated to people suffering from depression.

FRIENDS FIRST - www.friends1st.co.uk
A Christian agency promoting friendship and companionship.

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW GROUP - www.collablaw.org.uk
A body of lawyers promoting a less adversarial, more solution-focussed approach to resolving divorce and family dispute.


Useful Contacts

Addictions

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

http://www.nacoa.org.uk/

Release

http://www.release.org.uk/

Talk To Frank

http://www.talktofrank.com/

Narcotics Anonymous

http://www.ukna.org/


Autism

National Autistic Society

http://www.nas.org.uk/


Bereavement

Child Death Helpline

http://www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk/

Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline

http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/


Bullying

Bullying Online

http://www.bullying.co.uk/


Cancer

Cancer BACUP

http://www.cancerbacup.org.uk/

The Cancer Counselling Trust

http://www.cctrust.org.uk/


Children and Young People

Childline

http://www.childline.org.uk/

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Children and Young People Young Minds

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/


Emotional Distress

Depression Alliance

http://www.depressionalliance.org/

Eating Disorders Association

http://www.eating-disorders.org.uk/

No Panic

http://www.no-panic.co.uk/

Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org.uk/

Sane

http://www.sane.org.uk/

Befrienders International

http://www.suicide-helplines.org/

Supportline

http://www.supportline.org.uk/


Health Information

Healthsites

http://www.healthsites.co.uk/

NHS Direct

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/


HIV and AIDS

National AIDS Trust

http://www.nat.org.uk/

Terence Higgins Trust

http://www.tht.org.uk/


Homelessness

Shelter

http://www.shelter.org.uk/


Information On Other Support Organisations

UK Self Help Directory

http://www.findsupport.co.uk/index.phtml

Telephone Helplines Association

http://www.helplines.org.uk

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

http://www.nacab.org.uk/


Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals

National Friend

http://www.friend.dircon.co.uk/

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

http://www.llgs.org.uk/


Mental Health

Antidote

http://www.antidote.org.uk/

Manic Depression Fellowship

http://www.mdf.org.uk/

Mental Health Matters

http://www.mentalhealthmatters.com/

Mind – The Mental Health Charity

http://www.mind.org.uk/

National Institute for Mental Health in England

http://www.nimhe.org.uk/

Rethink

http://www.rethink.org/

Online Dictionary of Mental Health

http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psychotherapy/


Pregnancy

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

http://www.bpas.org/


Professional Bodies

Counselling: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

http://www.bacp.co.uk/

Psychology: British Psychological Society

http://www.bps.org.uk/index.cfm

Psychotherapy: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk

Psychiatry: Royal College of Psychiatrists

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/


Rape & Sexual Abuse

Angel Survive

http://www.angelsurvive.com/

Sapphire

http://www.met.police.uk/sapphire/


Relationships

Relate

http://www.relate.org.uk/


Victims of Crime

Victim Support

http://www.victimsupport.org.uk