Counsellors and therapists

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Join our therapy directory

As part of championing accessible support, we want to host a small directory of counsellors and psychotherapists who work with a needs-informed, inclusive, or justice-oriented attitude.

Being listed in the directory is completely free and with no requirements or strings attached. Our aim is simply to provide a diverse list of therapists who are knowledgeable about and committed to accessible practice.

We are currently seeking a few therapists to start off the directory. This opportunity is open to qualified therapists and trainees who have been approved to work in private practice by their training institution.

Included with the listing

You will get a profile on the directory, which can link to your website if you already have one.
See example here

It also includes, if you want them…

With time, we want to build a supportive community of therapists with shared values. We would like to provide training, supervision, discussion spaces, and mentoring to those working in mental health. Members of the directory will have early access and a chance to be involved in the development of this.

How to apply

We will list applicants who commit to our Accessible Practice Pledge and who fit the values of Accessibility in Therapy:

  • Valuing individual needs over theory
  • An understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on mental health
  • Openness to reflection and flexibility around ‘boundaries’
  • A non-pathologising attitude to mental health, disability, culture, and identity

If this sounds like you, please email us with some information about you, your practice, and why you think you’re a good match.

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Signpost to us

Accessibility in Therapy was created by a psychotherapist with a background in support work and social care. When they were in training, they found it particularly challenging when clients needed practical support or advocacy but were unable to access it.

If you ever feel this way, you can now signpost your clients to the Accessibility in Therapy holistic support services. Our team provides flexible and personalised information, practical help, and representation at a low cost. You can read more about the services and find our referral form here.

Examples of what we can do

As a holistic service, we don’t have a strict list of what is included, but some of the – more common elements include

  • Providing information about what someone is entitled to based on clinical guidelines and legislation
  • Signposting to other useful services and professionals
  • Empowering someone to make decisions and speak up for themselves
  • Writing letters on behalf or in support of a client
  • Speaking to professionals and attending meetings
  • Working through forms and correspondence