"Its the right idea, but not the right time..."
- John Dalton
Of course I believe that the sort of awareness and healing that can be achieved in relationship with a therapist is the gold standard, but I also know that the time has to be right for the client.
There are many reasons why people may be looking to get a bit of help, and maybe there are other organisations and resources out there that better suit your needs right now.
Below are a few national organisations that may be able to help you. I have also suggested some books on the next page that I think are valuable to those who would like to read further.
Big White Wall - https://www.bigwhitewall.com/
BWW harnesses the protective and therapeutic effects of connectedness and healthy social networks in its unique community where people share with, and support, each other.
Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Beaumont Society: 01582 412220 - www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
National 24-hour helpline and other support for transvestites, transsexuals, their partners and families. Self-help organisation offering advice on crossdressing and gender dysphoria. Social functions, magazine for members.
Victim Support - www.victimsupport.org.uk
If you've witnessed, or been a victim of a crime, you can talk to Victim Support on their free and confidential helpline. Support line: 0808 1689 111 Email using the online contact form
Support Line - https://www.supportline.org.uk//problems/a-z/
A website that acts as a signposting service for vulnerable people
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline0808 2000 247
Relate - https://www.relate.org.uk/
An online mental wellbeing community
Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/
Crisis Messenger Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Childline - www.childline.org.uk
If you're under 19, you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem, big or small. Freephone 24-hour helpline: 0800 1111. Sign up for a Childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address. Chat 1:1 with an online advisor
The Mix -
If you're under 25, you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also use their phone counselling service, or get more information on support services you might need. Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily)
Papyrus - https://papyrus-uk.org/
Prevention of youth suicide
Youth Access -
A place to get advice and information about counselling in the UK if you are aged 19- 25.