Counselling, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Resources on the Web, Page 4

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This mixed list includes just a few of the myriad counselling and psychotherapy resources available online which may be useful to clients, practitioners or researchers. Unlike some large directories that use automated systems to enable webmasters to submit their sites — which we’re then told will be ‘professionally reviewed’ (uh huh) — every site in our list has been personally visited and evaluated. What you read about a site is not what the site owner submitted on a form or a reciprocal link request: it’s my own personal assessment of the site.

Specific Occupations Support

Farming

Military

  • Women Organizing Women – Help for women who were sexually assaulted while serving in the military. (Also see the separate section on Abuse, Rape and Incest.)

Veterinary Medicine

  • Vetlife – This is a great first stop for information and mental health resources for veterinary surgeons.
  • Helpline numbers:
    • Veterinary Helpline – UK number (+44) (0)7659 811118.
    • Vets Helping Vets – Specifically addresses addictions; UK number (+44) (0)1926 315119.

Support Groups

  • Intelihealth Communities – If you don’t mind lots of commercial advertising and a server which in my experience is quite slow, this site provides a good collection of boards.
  • Recovery, Inc. – This nonprofit self-help organization was founded in 1937 by the late Dr. Abraham A. Low, a Chicago psychiatrist whose ideas were later linked to cognitive behavioural approaches.

Please see the section on Types of Counselling for more information about specific therapeutic approaches.

Focusing

Person-Centred

Philosophical Counselling

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

  • How To Be Happy – Although this page is a subsection of a rather politically-charged site, the explanation of rational emotive behaviour therapy is clear and concise.

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Therapist Directories

Directories of therapists abound, with wildly varying quality and coverage. This section provides just a few links to directories.

  • APA Psychologist Locator – Provided by the American Psychological Association, this directory lists only practitioners who are licensed psychologists.
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – Run by one of the main professional counselling organizations in the UK, this directory also acts as a marketing tool to promote the BACP’s accreditation scheme. (See volumes such as “Hubble, Duncan and Miller on What Works in Therapy” or Bergin and Garfield 1994 for research evidence on counselling effectiveness that fails to support any link between accreditation and actual therapeutic effectiveness.) Therapists pay a fee to list their own descriptions of their services.
  • CBT Therapist – With listings restricted solely to CBT practitioners accredited by the UK’s primary organisations for the profession (the BABCP and AREBT), CBTtherapist.com is the leading independent directory for finding accredited CBT therapists in the UK.
  • Marriage & Family Counselor Directory – Although its covergae is still a bit spotty, this directory deserves a look if you’re specifically seeking therapists in its focus area.
  • Psych Tap – One of the most comprehensive psychologist directories anywhere, Psych Tap includes over 10,000 psychologists across every state of the US, plus territories and several Canadian provinces.
  • Right Counsellor – This new Australian directory lists around 600 counsellors.
  • Right Therapist – With extensive coverage of the UK, the leading independent counselling directory RightTherapist.com lists UK counsellors and therapists, UK clinical supervisors, and UK trainers in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Supervision Resource – This supervision-focused namesake of CounsellingResource.com provides a somewhat simpler way of navigating through the selection of counselling supervisors listed with its information provider Right Therapist.

Therapists With Online Practices

Much like therapist directories, online therapy practices abound — with wildly variable cost and quality. The explosion of would-be online practitioners (vast numbers of whom have little or no experience actually providing genuine online therapy) makes it difficult to offer any meaningful listing of the possibilities here. Indeed, it would probably be dangerous and irresponsible to do so without committing to nearly full-time monitoring of the latest changes being made to such sites. Please see our page “Talk to a Counselor or Therapist Online via Chat or Email” for our current recommendations on large and respected third party commercial sites.

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