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Written by Emily Whitton
Emily Whitton
Counselling Directory Content Team

Do you need to talk? Let’s find the right help for you, together.

We understand that when you're feeling overwhelmed or troubled, taking the decision to start counselling can feel like a big step. That's why it’s important that you get the right support and find the right person for your needs. 

We’re here to help you, just like we’ve helped over 1.5 million people find the right help for them. Whether you want to talk to someone face-to-face, over the phone or online at a time that works for you, there'll be someone on Counselling Directory who is the right fit for you. 

...the first step to seeking counselling took a lot of courage, but once I got there, I was excited. It seems strange to feel excited, but it meant that I could conquer my demons and take the first step to releasing everything I have held on to for 20 years.

Read Amber's story

How do I get started? 

If you've made the decision to seek support from a therapist, you may be wondering, 'What next?' With so many different types of mental health professionals and therapeutic approaches, it can feel daunting to know where to begin. 

There are over 20,000 verified professionals listed on our site, so you're sure to find a professional to match your needs. And, with our many search and filter options, you’ll be in complete control of the approach and specialism of therapists you contact. Whilst some people may have an idea about what type of therapy they want to explore, remember, you won't be expected to know about their differences.

Instead, you may decide to reach out to a few professionals to really get a feel for who they are and the work you do. There’s plenty of information on every counsellor’s profile page, so you can find out what to expect before your first conversation with them.

Using our advanced search tool, you can filter by session type: in-person, online, phone or even home visits. If there's a particular worry you're facing, use the drop-down to find a list of professionals who work in these areas. Can't find what you're looking for? Use our site search (in the top right corner) or keyword tool to see a list of counsellors who offer this as an additional area of help. With a number of other filters, you can narrow down your search as much or as little as you like. 

We recommend browsing a few profiles to really get a feel for what our members can offer. Once you've found one (or more!) who resonates with you, simply contact them from the options available. And remember, if you're just not gelling, that's OK. It's important to find the right therapist for you, so don't be afraid to reach out to another professional. 

Let’s help you move forward. Start with our simple search.

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