National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK is a helpline offering a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide.
Suicide and Crisis
You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Child Neglect and Abuse
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything – online, on the phone, anytime.
A gateway to other useful organisations who can help to connect people in need of friendship or support – whatever the reason.
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Women’s Aid provides frontline domestic violence and abuse support services to women and children in your local area.
Services include relationship counselling, family counselling, mediation and sex therapy.
Rape and Sexual Violence
The Rape and Sexual Violence Project provides specialist information and support to all those affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and all other forms of sexual violence and abuse.
The NHS gateway provides help and support for addiction, including drug and gambling addictions.
Support for Young People
Barnardo’s offer practical and emotional support so that young people can enter adulthood with the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.
LGBT Foundation provides a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.
Low-cost counselling options include NHS talking therapy (via a GP referral) or local charities. Most private practices also offer low-cost options (including myself), so it’s helpful to discuss your needs and explore options.
If you are looking to find out more about counselling in general, research different types of therapy or look for other counsellors in your area, please take a look at the BACP webpage.