Thinking About Therapy?

There are thousands of self-employed counsellors in the UK who will work with you online via video call (e.g. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc.)

Counsellingo is a directory
of 992 independent professional
counsellors and psychotherapists

Find a therapist who is actually available!

Anyone who has ever tried to find a therapist knows that this is an incredibly frustrating part of the process. You invest your time and energy, carefully perusing hundreds of therapists’ profiles and websites, and then you finally muster up the courage to contact two or three that you like the look of, only then to find out that they do not have any availability, or even worse, that they do not reply to your enquiry.

At Counsellingo, we check the current availability of every therapist on a weekly basis to ensure that it is always accurate, and that they genuinely do want to receive enquiries. Surprisingly, Counsellingo is the only counselling directory that does this.

You can search the therapists for specific keywords and/or #hashtags, or any combination of keywords and/or #hashtags,

depression

#ADHD

#anxiety #relationships person-centred zoom

or you can browse all of the therapists that currently have availability.

Have confidence in the therapist you choose

Counselling is not a regulated profession, however, there is an independent organisation that serves to protect the public and is accountable to the UK parliament. The organisation is the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, also known as the PSA.

The PSA has accredited twelve professional registers for the counselling profession. These registers are maintained by professional membership organisations such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The organisations and their registers are audited annually by the PSA.

Every Counsellingo therapist's profile includes a link to their professional register so that you can verify their status for yourself. We also re-check every therapist's registration annually. Again, Counsellingo is the only counselling directory that does this.

professional standards authority accredited register

Read About the PSA's Accredited Registers

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) may also register.

Accredited members of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) may also register.

No personal data privacy issues

Counsellingo is not a platform or an intermediary. Your relationship with your therapist is confidential and direct. We are not a third-party, and we do not have access to, nor do we collect, any client data.

FYI: Platforms such as BetterHelp refer to clients as their “members”, and they collect, retain, and share, their members' personal data.

Counsellingo is free of charge. There are no fees for an entry in the directory and there are no commissions for referrals. There are additional premium services available for registered therapists.

You can register as a therapist if you offer video therapy sessions online, either exclusively, or as part of a hybrid practice, using your own choice of video platform(s).

John Witney

Counsellingo is the brainchild of “dot com” pioneer John Witney, co-founder of the world's first internet recruitment service JobServe. John has a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling, is a Registered Member of the BACP, and has been a practising counsellor for over fifteen years.


Therapy Today March 2024

“Analyse me: John Witney speaks for himself”

© This article was first published in the March 2024 issue of Therapy Today, the journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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