- Getting help
Counselling is a talking therapy which can provide support and treatment for a wide range of mental health and emotional issues. It offers a safe and confidential space where people can discuss their problems and difficult feelings openly.
There are many different types of psychological therapies used in counselling, and it can be worthwhile knowing what these are when seeking help. While all can be effective, you may find one approach more appealing than another.
If you are unsure whether you need counselling, or would like to know more about what counselling involves, you can find out all you need to know in our FAQs section.
Our advanced search tool allows you to find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you and specific to your needs. To narrow your search, you can select a type of therapy and enter a preference for online, telephone or face-to-face sessions.
If you are worried about the mental health of a loved one or friend, it can be very difficult deciding what to do. While every situation is different, we have a set of guidelines to help you consider what to say and where to get help.
Counselling Directory provides all the information you need to find the right counsellor, but you may be unsure where to start. To help you make the most of our site, we have put together a friendly three-step guide.