Useful links

Places to list your services.

Tip: In the free text sections of your listing you can focus on a particular type of issue or skill e.g. counselling victims with PTSD, couples counselling, dealing with serious illness. You may have skills and experience in all of those areas and more, but if you include them all in the same listing, it can be hard for prospective clients to zero in on what they need.

Instead of including them all in each listing, remember that you don’t have to use the exact same wording in each directory. Use one listing to focus on your couples work, for example. Look at the company hosting the database and see if they are focusing on a particular issue area. Experiment to see what response you get.

  • www.counselling-directory.org.uk. A nationwide database of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists set up by a team who have experienced various mental health issues and know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.
  • www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk. A directory of UK counsellors, website run by BACP
  • www.lincsshine.co.uk. Shine is an award winning network of people and organisations involved in or with experience of mental health and mental ill health and distress.

CPD

A list of CPD ideas from the London School of Massage. Don’t be put off by the fact that it was written for massage professionals – the basics are all there and apply to YOU! An interesting read50 Ideas for CPD

Other groups

Here are some useful links from Caring4OurKids, a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who routinely struggle with anxiety and sensory overload. They’ve come together and are creating a site of original and curated resources to help others in the same boat. We’re hoping for an update when their site is ready. Note: some of these resources are US. 

National Institute of Mental Health

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Resources for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Worry Wise Kids

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

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